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October 7, 2015

Ethiopian tour to the Surma route (Western Omo valley)- 12 Days/11Nights

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Day 1- Arrival Addis Ababa

Up on arrival be meet and transfer to hotel. If it is day time have city tour of Addis Ababa. O/n Dream liner or Similar Hotel

 

Day 2- Addis Ababa-Jimma

Have break fast and head to Jimma. En route visit the Gurage people, who have culture of eating false Banana at the town of Welkite and admire the Ghibe gorge. O/n Central Jimma Hotel

 

Day 3- Jimma-Tepi

Drive from Jimma to Tepi. Overnight coffee plantation guest house or Camping

Day 4- Tepi-Tum

Drive the scenic, green road to Tum, the settlement for the Dizi people. Overnight camping

 

Day 5- Tum-Tulgit

Drive the scenic, green road to Tulgit, the first settlement for the Surma people; a clan of the Mursi, sharing the basic lip-plating and stick fighting cultures in common. Overnight camping.

 

Day 6- Tulgit-Kibish

After taking a visit to the near by village of the Surma people head to Kibish, another settlement for the Surma people. Per the agreement of the clients it is optional to arrange stick fighting activity or attend one which is already there. Over night camping

 

Day 7- Kibish-Tum

Head back to Tum, a settlement for the Dizi people. Overnight camping

 

Day 8- Tum- Mizan Teferi

Drive back to Mizan Teferi. En route admire the scenery. Overnight Birhan Hotel

 

Day 9- Bebeka-Bonga

Drive to Bonga. Up on arrival visit the water falls and the big jungle in the small town of Bonga. Over night Bitino Hotel

 

Day 10 Bonga -Jimma

In the morning drive to Mankira, the original place where coffee was found for the first time and drive back to Jimma. Visit the museum. O/n Central Jimma Hotel

 

Day 11- Jimma-Weliso

After break fast in the hotel, head to Abaa Jiffar palace to see the former palace complex of the Kaffa king and drive back to Weliso. En route visit the Ghibe gorge and the typical Gurage house in the small commercial town of Welkite. Overnight Negash Lodge

 

Day 12- Weliso-Wenchi-Addis Ababa

After some time in the hot spring of Weliso head to Wenchi Crater Lake to visit the picturesque lake scenery and the ancient Monastery of Cherkos on a boat ride and back to Addis Ababa. In the afternoon time of shopping and free time. in the evening  attend a complementary traditional dinner with live cultural dancing show & transfer to the airport for a final departure back home.

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Country: Ethiopia
Region: Africa
City: Addis Ababa
Address: Haile Gebre Selasse Avenue, behind the main traffic office
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