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12 days,Addis Ababa to Addis Ababa

Embark on a boat trip on Lake Chamo, uncover rural culture and traditions, meet different ethnic groups, view the incredible birdlife of Lake Ziway, camp with the Mursi people


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This 12-day adventure through a less-visited part of Ethiopia offers travellers willing to go without some western conveniences an opportunity to truly interact with various ethnic communities. Explore the enigmatic beehive houses of the Dorze and stop in numerous villages for truly immersive cultural encounters with the Ari, Karo, Mursi, Hamer and Dassanech people. Visit two national parks and explore Lake Chamo by boat in search of crocodiles, hippos and bird life. With your expert CEO doing the planning, you're free to soak in the diversity of this remote land and its incredible people.

What's Included

  • Lake Chamo boat safari (Nechisar National Park)
  • Dorze market and village visit
  • Traditional lodging overnight stay with dance ceremony
  • Konso Museum, Chief and village visit
  • Anthropological Museum visit (Jinka)
  • Ari village visit
  • Camping with the Mursi
  • Key Afar market and village visit
  • Karo and Hamer village visits
  • Hamer dance performance
  • Dimeka Saturday market visit
  • Boat ride across Omo River for Dasanech tribal visit
  • Borena village visit
  • Yabelo camel market visit
  • Tutu Fella's stelae visit
  • Sidamo community walk
  • Lake Ziway visit and bird-watching
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners. (Allow USD80-100 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • 4x4 landcruiser, boat.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver(s) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 14, avg 10
  • Simple hotels (4 nts), simple lodges (2 nts), traditional accommodation (1 nts), camping (4 nts).

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