Tour to the Bale Mountains National Park and Omo Valley 18 Days
The Bale Mountains of south central Ethiopia which supports the most extensive area of Afro alpine and sub alpine Ericaceous vegetation in Africa. They have the highest rate of animal endemicity of any terrestrial habitat in the world, which was the principal reason for the creation of the Bale Mountains National Park in 1970. In this Overland trip, you will see the endemic wild animals like Ethiopian Wolf, Mountain Nyala, Menelik’s bushbuck and many species of birds.
Finally, this overland journey will take us to the Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia a little visited area of the country containing some of the most colorful tribes and ethnic groups. The fascinating costumes, colorful ceremonies and celebrations, arts, crafts, music and dance of the Benna, Hamer, Mursi, Karo, Geleb, Erbore and Konso people are very special. In the Omo Valley region many of the tribal groups have changed little over hundreds of years and they offer the visitor extraordinary insight into a variety of traditional cultures. On this trip, you get truly off the beaten track, exploring little visited villages and vibrant tribal markets of the Southern Ethiopia.
Tour code: OLET 4004
Duration: 18 Days and 17 nights
Means of Transport: all the way Surface
Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International airport. Overnight Hotel
Day 2: Journey to Dinsho Park at the Bale Mountains. Overnight Camping
Day 3: Walk in the Dinsho and Gaysay walking trails. Overnight Camping
Day 4: After breakfast do excursion to Fincha Abera. Overnight Camping
Day 5: Excursion to Sofomar underground natural cave. Overnight Hotel
Day 6: Tour to Sanettie, Tuludimtu and Harenna forest. Overnight Hotel
Day 7: Journey to Wendo Genet known for its hot spring. Overnight Hotel
Day 8: Head south to Arbaminch visiting the Dorze tribe. Overnight Hotel
Day 9: Explore Netchsar national park and Lake Chamo. Overnight Hotel
Day 10: Enter into the Omo valley and stay at Turmi. Overnight Camping
Day 11: Meet the Karo and Nyangatom ethnic group. Overnight Camping
Day 12: Trip to Omorate to see the Dasenech tribe. Overnight Camping
Day 13: Head to Jinka via Dimeka and Key Afer villages. Overnight Hotel
Day 14: Trip to Mago Park to see the Mursi tribal village. Overnight Hotel
Day 15: Drive to Konso en route visit the Erbore people. Overnight Hotel
Day 16: Depart to Yabello to see El Sod and singing wall. Overnight Hotel
Day 17: Trip to Yirgalem passing the scenic Sidamo plain. Overnight Hotel
Day 18: Drive back to Addis Ababa; and in the evening departure to home.
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