* All meals outside of Addis Ababa
* First class lodging
* Transport in 4WD vehicles
* Flight from Arba Minch to Addis
* English speaking expert guide and drivers
* All admittance fees
* Pre-departure kit and materials
* Private pre-trip consultation
The large Saturday market in Jinka attracts traders from all over South Omo, in particular Ari, Bana, Besheda and Besketo people.
3000 Years Of Tradition
Ethiopia, an old country beyond all imaginations, has culture and traditions dating back over 3000 years. The country is home to over 80 different Ethnic groups with their own language, culture and traditions. The strong religious setting, celebrations and festivals play an important part in every ones daily life.
The Earliest Followers
Ethiopia has one of the oldest independent Christian traditions in Africa. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has its own head, follows its own customs, and is extremely proud of its fourth century origins. The Islamic tradition is also strong here and offers colorful contrast, particularly in the eastern and south-eastern parts of the country. In fact, there were Ethiopian Muslims during the lifetime of Prophet Mohammed.
Day 1 – Arrive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Day 2 – Exploring Addis
Including “Lucy” at the Archeological Museum and Holy Trinity Cathedral
Day 3 - To The Rift Valley Region
Archaeological discoveries at the World Heritage Site of Tiya
Day 4 – The Alaba and Wolita people of Arba Mich
The Alaba are known for their painted houses. The Wolita for their colorful textiles
Day 5 - The Hamer people of Turmi
The Hamer style their hair with a paste made from ochre, water and butter.
Day 6 – Visit the Dasenech in Omo Rate
Dasenech ceremonial wear is quite extravagent - ostrich feathers, oxtails and leapord skins
Day 7 – Journey on to Jinka
Markets are a great place to people watch and learn about local cultures
Day 8 - Mago National Park and Jinka's Cultural Museum
Spend the morning on safari with the Mursi poeple.
Day 9 – Back to Arba Minch
Market day is hosted vy the Arin, Benna and Tsemai people.
Day 10 - Return to Addis
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