This adventure trekking trip shows you some off the beaten path gems of West Ethiopia, and get you acquainted with the tribes of Surma, Dezi, Mursi and much more along the wild life in Omo National Park where a bonanza of Buffalo, elephants encounter is eminent.
Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa
Meet at Bole International airport and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is exploring the town of Addis Ababa including National Museum to view the 3.6 million year old remains of Lucy, whose skeletal remains were discovered in 1974, Holy Trinity Cathedrals and time permitting Mount Entoto which rises up to an altitude of 3200 meters and offers the panoramic view of the metropolis and Mercato the open market.
Optional tour to Fistula Hospital is a remarkable place to visit, and is considered the best-run charity in the country. Overnight Caravan Hotel.
Day 2: Addis Ababa-Mizan Teferi
Early morning start your adventure trip, drive to Mizan Teferi, on the way visit the typical village of Gurage people and their beautiful villages, crossing the magnificent and picturesque Gibe gorge Overnight Salayish Hotel.
Day 3: Mizan Teferi-Kibish
Drive to Kibish via Tulgit, en route visit the coffee and tea plantations, we pass through the Dima village, late afternoon we will visit one of the known Surma Village. Overnight camp at Kibish.
Day 4- Kibish
Today we start trekking our organized and efficient staff makes your mules ready for the long trekking days ahead.
Day 5: Kibish-Magolagen-Kolu
Trek to Magolagne, one can taste the powerful natural mineral water here, then we trek on to kolu, (the whole trip takes eight to nine hours) camp at kolu.
Day 6: Kolu-Yella
Trek to Yella which is situated on a Hilly top, from here, the panoramic view of the Omo national park can be seen. The trekking duration on this day is eight to nine hours.
Day 7: Yella –Omo National Park
Trek to the Omo park headquarters Mui (it takes three to four hours), where a bonanza of Buffallo, elephants encounter is eminent.
Overnight in camping.
Day 8: Omo National Park-Mago NP- Jinka
This is a day to cross the heart of Omo National Park along the game viewing trail trek for two hours before reaching Lilbay & Sai Plains, where a fair number of thiang and eland wildebeests graze in the open, lions and Buffalos sometimes giraffes can be seen while trekking across the sai plains. The longest of the entire trek in similar scenery but it’s the icing of all the previous experiences. Omo National park scout will accompany you to the bank of Omo River where you will cross with a small ferry boat. It is here that we will meet your driver across the river then continue driving to Jinka through the Mursi and Mago National Park territory.
O/n Eco Omo Lodge.
Day 9: Jinka – Ariba Minch
Drive to Jinka, en route visit the Konso people with colorfully costumed dress, impressive terracing farming Land and unusually engraved wooden totem used as grave markers. Further along the route crossing the Woito River, visit Tsemai people and their village.
And Continue to Ariba Minch, stop at Lack Chamo and have a boat trip for spotting crocodile, Hippos and birding. Overnight Paradise Lodge.