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Ethiopia Ethnic Culture Tour (Gamebella, Kibish and Surma)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 21 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Ethiopia  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: September - May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1613 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3103 US Dollar (USD)

The region is rich in wildlife resources, with three major national parks. Distinctly different from other parts of Ethiopia, from broad vistas the visitor can look out over a mixture of fertile grasslands, terraced hillsides, broad rivers and forests. Centuries of migration and interaction between groups of people have created a complex pattern of ethnic, linguistic ,and when a change of climate and environment have influenced the mode of production .In areas of the south and south-west we can safely assume over 45 ethnic groups with distinct cultural traditions and languages resides.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa.

Arrive in Addis Ababa, meet and greet, transfer to hotel, rest.

Day 2: Drive to Nekemte.

Drive from Addis to Nekemte visiting the Shoa and Wolega Oromos. Nekemte is a market town in western Ethiopia, in the Misraq Welega Zone of the Oroma Region. The town is home to a museum of Wollega Oromo culture and is the seat of an Apostolic Vicariate of the Roman Catholic Church. Nekemte- visit Kumusa Moroda 19th century palace and Wollega Museum.

Day 3: Further to Gimbi, Nejo and Assosa.

Further to Gimbi, Nejo and Assosa: - visit organic coffee plantations, traditional gold miners in Nejo and Shek Hojele palace in Assosa.

Day 4: Assosa – Gimbi- Dembidolo.

Assosa – Gimbi- Dembidolo – Visit Dhati – Walal National Park (Herds of Buffalo and Hippos), near to Dembi Dolo.

Day 5: Drive Dembi Dollo to Gambella.

Drive from Dembi Dollo to Gambella, the capital of the Gambela Region that nestles at the confluence of the Baro River and its tributary the Jajjaba. The town is home to an airport and the Gambela National Park is nearby.

Day 6: Excursion to See the Agnuak People.

Excursion to see the Agnuak people. These Nilotes are a river people whose villages are scattered along the banks and rivers of southeastern Sudan and western Ethiopia, in the Gambela Region. The Agnuak people are herdsmen and famers, believed to have a common origin with the Luo and Shilluk.

Day 7: Excursion to See the Nuer People.

Excursion to see the Nuer poeple, who live mostly in Southern Sudan, in the Upper Nile Province around the junction of the Nile River and the Bahr el Ghazal and Sobat River, and extend up the Sobat across the border into Ethiopia. These people are said to have begun an active migrations in the 1800s, and as they moved eastward, they pushed the Anuak people further east into Ethiopia. The Nuers are tall and dark, and their culture and that of the Dinka are similar. The Nuer people are mostly found in Akobo; Jikawo and Itang.

Day 8: Drive to Mizan Teferi.

Drive from Gambella to Mizan Teferi. Mizan Teferis is in southern Ethiopia and is the largest town and the administrative center of the Bench Maji Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region. Mizan Tefere also has an airport

Day 9: Mizan Teferi – Bebeka (225 Km).

Mizan Teferi – Bebeka (225 Km). Drive from Mizan Teferi to Bebeka. Along the road; overlook coffee, tea and spice production.

Day 10: Drive from Bebeka to Tum.

Drive from Bebeka to Tum. On the way, visit Bebeka Coffee plantation.

Day 11: Drive from Tum to Maji.

Morning; drive from Tum to Maji. On the way visit some villages of Dizi. At the middle of the day; attend the Saturday market in Maji. This Market is most popular amongst ethnical markets in the River Omo region. Explore Surma and Menit tribes in the market.

Day 12: Drive from Maji to Kibish.

Drive from Maji to Kibish. Arrive in Kibish via Tulgit.

Day 13: Kibish-Omo National Park.

Head to Omo National park, one of the least visited park in Ethiopia with rich mammals and birds life.

Day 14: Omo National Park.

Full day safari in the park to admire the different wild animals including the Defarsa waterbuck, Eland, Buffalo, Warthog, and more.

Day 15: Full Day Excursion.

Full day excursion. Discover the life style of The Surma people in their villages. The Surma women are best known for inserting round clay plates in their lips.

Day 16: Drive from Kibish to Bebeka.

Drive from Kibish to Bebeka/Mizan Teferi.

Day 17: Mizan Teferi-Bonga- Jimma.

Drive back to Jimma. En route visit the water falls and the big jungle in the small town of Bonga.

Day 18: In Jimma.

In Jimma, visit Abba Jiffar Palace to see the former palace complex of the Kaffa king and the Jimma Museum.

Day 19: Drive to Welisso.

Drive to Welisso En route visits the Ghibe gorge and the typical Gurage house in the small commercial town of Welkite.

Day 20: Wenchi Crater Lake.

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.

Day 21: Day Stay in Addis Ababa.

Day stay in Addis Ababa, rest and have some sightseeing tour, evening farewell dinner and transfer out to Airport.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Hotel accommodation in double room sharing and break fast basis.
- Full board during camping with camping gear.
- 4X4 ground transportation for the trip.
- Transfers to and from the airport.
- Escorted guide and cook.
- Entrance fees for the visiting area, rangers at the national park.

About This Supplier
Location: Ethiopia
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2003

M09824 is one of the competent tour operators in Ethiopia. Being stuffed with well experienced and professional personnel in tourism industry,we provide package, tailor made tours and safaris to our guests. Our specialization is organizing trekking To Semien Mountain, Bale national park and Surma in addition we do the...

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