Arrive at Addis Ababa . Upon arrival, guests undergo passport control and receive baggage. Then they should go to the table of the NEXUS Hotel in the large arrival hall. Transfer to the hotel by hotel minibus and rest until 10:00. A short study tour in Addis Ababa with a visit to the National Museum.
Accommodation : Nexus Hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. At 10:00 a meeting with the guide and transfer to the airport by hotel minibus. Flight to Arba Mintch Flight ET135, 11:35 - 12:30. Meeting with drivers and excursion to the village of Chencha (dorze people). The device in the hotel and rest. The hotel has a swimming pool and spa (sauna, massage)
The people of Dorze (about 35,000 people) live high in the mountains near the town of Arba Mintch. Dorze is the best weaver in all of Ethiopia, and in almost every home there is a manual loom that only men work on. Dorze houses resemble the head of an elephant in shape. Dorze also grows anset (false banana), from which bread is made. The program includes a visit to the village of Chencha, where tourists have the opportunity to visit a traditional house and they will be shown the method of making bread from a false banana, working on a hand loom, making dishes, etc.
Accommodation : Emerald Lodge
Early in the morning motor boat excursion around Lake Chamo (Nech Sar National Park), then transfer to Karat Konso. Arrangement in a hotel and excursion to the village of people conso.
Karat Konso (administrative center of the Konso people) - the program includes an excursion to the village of the conso people. Conso , the largest nation in southern Ethiopia (about 300,000 or more). Since ancient times, these people have been practicing the system of terraced farming and irrigation, organic fertilizers, crop rotation, and growing almost everything that can grow in this region. Of particular note is the moringa tree, which has amazing medical qualities, as well as the highest quality coffee. KONSO CULTURAL LANDSCAPE (CONSO CULTURAL LANDSCAPE) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Accommodation : Kanta Lodge
Early in the morning, transfer to the village of Kay Afar and an excursion to the local market (Benn people, etc.) Transfer to Turmi , transfer to the hotel and walking tour to the village of the Hamer people.
An important part of the economic and social life of the southern tribes is the local markets. These markets gather in several places on different days of the week: Kay Afar on Thursdays, Turmi on Mondays and Thursdays, Al Duba on Tuesdays, Dimek on Tuesdays and Saturdays, etc. On the market you can see the goods that local residents sell and buy, take pictures of representatives of different nations who came to this market from remote villages, as well as buy locally made souvenirs.
Accommodation : Buska Lodge
In the morning excursion to the Karo village , return to Turmi at lunch time, then excursion to the village of Dassenech. Return to Turmi in the evening.
Dimeka and Turmi are large settlements of the Hamer people. Hamerok women can be seen from afar: a hairstyle with many small braids, richly greased with a mixture of clay and ocher, leather skirts decorated with cowrie shells, as well as brass bracelets and massive collars for married ladies. Tourists can attend the initiation ceremony, which includes jumping over the bulls or the traditional dances of the Hamer evangadi . However, keep in mind that these ceremonies cannot be "ordered" for money. You can also visit the local market in the villages of Dimeka and Turmi.
Omorate is a settlement very close to the border with Kenya and Sudan, not far from Lake Turkana. From there, tourists, crossing the Omo River by boat, find themselves in the village of Dassenech people. These people lead a semi-nomadic lifestyle, raising cattle and small cattle.
Accommodation : Buska Lodge
Moving to Jinka . Device in the hotel. A walking tour to the village of Aari people .
Excursion to the local ethnographic museum.
Jinka, the administrative center of the people of Aari, with a beautiful ethnographic museum, must be visited, because only from Jinki you can get to the region where the Mursi people live. In Jinka, you can stroll to the local market and buy fresh fruit and the most delicious bananas in the world.
The people of Mursi live west of Mago National Park. Mursi women cut their lower lip and insert a clay disc there. This is done for beauty, because the larger the disc in the lip is the more attractive is the girl, and when she is married, 50 bulls will pay for her! It is these clay discs that attract professional photographers and ordinary tourists from all over the world.
Accommodation : Ezeni Lodge
Early in the morning, getting up and excursion to the village of the Murcia people . Return to Jinka, early lunch and transfer to the airport. Fly to Addis Ababa, ET170, 13:20 14:30
ET182, 16:30 5:30 pm then fly to Bahr Dar. Transfer to the hotel by hotel minibus. Relax in the hotel, where there is a spa (sauna, massage)
This city is located on the southern shore of Lake Tana. It is a very hospitable and attractive city, with good hotels, cafes and restaurants. Bahr Dar one of the largest cities of Ethiopia. From here, tourists can visit the ancient monasteries and churches on the islands and the coast of Lake Tana .
Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia, located at an altitude of 1,830 meters above sea level. The Blue Nile also flows from Lake Tana. Fishermen and peasants living on this lake still float on papyrus boats similar to those used in ancient Egypt. Between the 13th and 17th centuries, the Lake Tana area was the political and religious center of the Ethiopian Christian state. Many churches and monasteries on the coast and islands of Lake Tana belong precisely to this period.
The most famous and frequently visited by tourists are the churches and monasteries of Lake Tana (Ura Kidane Meheret, 16th century; Qebran Gabriel, 13th century; Narga Selassie, 18th century) with walls decorated with ancient paintings and frescoes depicting biblical motifs, as well as scenes from Ethiopian saints, made in a unique artistic style.
Accommodation : Jacaranda Hotel