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Trekking to Surma Tribe & Omo National Park

JS 6

HomeTrekking to Surma Tribe & Omo National Park

Tour Code: JS6

Tour Title: Trekking to Surma Tribe & Omo National Park

Focus: Trekking, Tribes, Culture, Coffee Plantation, Scenery, Nature & Wildlife

Duration: 13 Days & 12 Nights

Transportation: Surface Drive

Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa- City Tour

Up on arrival at Bole international air port and met by our representative and transfer to hotel. After check in to hotel you will have city tour of Addis, Which includes National Museum- the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dates 3.2 million years back, Visit Ethiopian Commodity Exchange, a market place in Addis Ababa where coffee is sold), meet Coffee expert, Cooperative Union leaders. After noon, keep visiting Holy Trinity Cathedral Church, a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, Coffee break at Tomoca coffee shop (Piazza) and visit Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa). Overnight in Hotel

Day 2: Addis Ababa-Jimma 

Morning,  drive to Jimma (352 Km), commercial center for the produced coffee in the area, trough Gibe River Valley with scenic landscapes, grasslands, terraced hillsides and broad rivers and forests. Jimma is the commercial centre for the coffee produced in this region. Overnight in hotel

Day 3: Jimma- Bonga- Kaffa Biosphere Reserve- Mizan

After breakfast, drive to Bonga and short hiking in Kaffa Biosphere Reserve, impressive natural scenery, spectacular wildlife and intact evergreen forest, the only place in the world where wild coffee (Coffea arabica) grows in abundance. After hiking, drive to Mizan Teferi. Overnight in hotel/guest house

Day 4: MizanTeferi- Kibish (Bebeka Coffee Plantation & Menit Tribe)

After breakfast, to the west from MizanTeferi to Kibish (193 kms) through Bebeka coffee plantation, the Ethiopia’s largest old coffee plantation. On the way visit the Menit tribe. After crossing the Akobo River you experience the African Savanna grass land. You will stop at the little town of Dimma for lunch. Continue driving to Majito participate the weekly market of Maji. Overnight in Camping

Day 5: Trek around Kibish- (Dizi & Surma Tribes)

This is the day that you start trekking and we will arrange you mules for cooking, camping and your personal equipments. It takes 8-9 hours. On the way you will visit the Dizi and the Surma tribe. And you will experience a walk through Savanna grass land. Overnight in Camping

Day 6: Trek around Kibish (Surma Villages)

In the morning you walk around the old kibish village (14kms round trip) for the visit of more of the Surma villages-to visit and appreciate the very attractive culture of Surma tribe, they are renowned for the strange custom followed by their women who, on reaching maturity, have their lower lips slit and circular or rectangular clay discs inserted if you are lucky you see the stick fighting ceremony. Overnight in Camping

Day 7: Trek to Tulgit (Surma Villages)

After breakfast you walk with in the Surma territory for about 4-5 hours. The walk will have gentle slope ascending and descending. Upon arrival at Tulgit you will walk for about 40 minute to visit the Surma Village. Overnight in Camping

Day 8: Trek to Kolu

In the morning, you will have breakfast and start trekking to Kolu through crossing mineral spring’s waters holes. You will have lunch in the bush. You will arrive late in the afternoon; you will stay at Kolu camp site for overnight stay. Overnight in Camping

Day 9: Trek to Omo National Park

Right after breakfast, an early morning trekking will take you to Yella that is located on the top of the Village gives you a scenic view towards Omo National Parks. You will have lunch in the bush. You will arrive late in the afternoon; you will stay at Yella camp site for overnight stay. Overnight in Camping

Day 10: Trek to Omo National Park HQ

This day trek to the Omo park headquarters have our lunch and rest. You will have lunch in the bush. Late Afternoon we will have games drive as we meet our drivers after trekking days. Overnight in Camping

Day 11: Trek back to Kibish- Drive to Mizan Teferi

On this day you will trek back to Kibish and meet the car then Drive to Mizan Teferi, crossing savannah, hunting areas, etc with the possibilities of spotting many animals, among which different mammals, birds, Anthelopes, etc. Overnight in hotel/guest house

Day 12: Drive back to Jimma

After breakfast, drive back to Jimma (250 km). Lunchi Break. Arrival Jimma. Check in to hotel. Visit King Abba Jiffar Palace and Jimma Museum. Overnight in hotel/guest house

Day 13: Drive to Addis- Departure

Breakfast in hotel. Drive to Addis. Arrival Addis Ababa and hotel day use room for shower and refreshment. In the evening, farewell traditional dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations. Then transfer to airport to fly back to home, where your tour ends.

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