9 Days Hotels & Lodges Itenerary

Day 1, (Addis Ababa- Hawassa)
• Depart south from Addis Ababa Via Shashemane
• Final destination Hawassa, Over night Hawassa Hotel
Day 2. Hawassa – Arbaminch ,
In the morning after breakfast visit the fish market on the shores of Lake Awassa and then proceed driving to Dorze set in the highlands above Arba Minch. The Dorze people are known for their tall beehive like houses and their fine cotton weaving. You will visit the village and learn about the daily lives of these industrious people. If today is market day (in dorze village on Monday and Thursday and in nearby chencha on Tuesday andSaturday) that will be visited. Overnight in dorze in traditional dorze hut (shared toilet facilities) or continue to Arba Minch for overnight (hotel or lodge)
Day 3. Arba Minch –Konso -Turmi
In the morning depart to Arba Minch for aboat trip on lake chamo to visit the ‘’ crocodile market ‘’and the local hippos Afterwards depart from Arba Minch to Turmi . on the way you will pass through the village of Weyto (market day Saturday ) which is home to the Tsemai tribe. Continue through the way to Vally to Erbore , WHERE YOU WILL HAVE A BRIEF VISIT TO A LOCAL Erbore Village (market day is Saturday ) Finally proceed to Turmi. Home of the Hamer tribe . At night you can see the traditional night dancing of the Hammer tribe known as evangadi . Overnight in Turmi (hotel or lodge).
Day 4,
In the morning take a day trip to omorate to visit the Dassenech tribe. Here you will cross the omo River by local boat and enter a Dassenech village Afterwards return to Turmi (Monday is market day) for a visit to alocal Hammer village. if there is Jumping of the Bulls traditional Hammer coming of age ceremony that will be visited . Overnight in Turmi (basic hotel or lodge)
Day 5,Depart for Jinka via Dimeka and key Afar) Tuesdays and Saturdays are market days in Dimeka which is one of the most colorful markets in the area and is visited by many tribes including Hammer, Benna and karo After wards, continue to Jinka . Overnight in jinka ( hotel or lodge)
Day 6 ,
In the morning drive through tha Mago National park to local village of the Mursi tribe. The Mursi are known for their lower lip and earlobe plates. On the afternoon after returning to Jinka you can visit the south omo Museum & Research center to learn more about the local tribes. Alternativelytake a hike in the surrounding hills to visit a local Ari village .Overnight in Jinka (hotel or lodge)
Day 7,
after breakfast departs from Jinka to Konso via key Afar.Thursday is market day in key Afar where you will see the Benna and Tsemai tribes trading goods. This is another very popular market in the region. After the visit proceed to Konso (market days are Mondays and Thursdays ) The Konso people are known for their wooden statues , known as wakes , which are erected in honor of dead heroes as well as their innovative agricultural terracing . Today you will have the opportunity to visit local village and the cultural museum displaying many waka statues. Time permitting you can also visit the “natural New York Village “named after the tall sand formations resembling skyscrapers. Overnight in Konso (hotel or lodge)
Day 8,
After breakfast depart from Konso to Lake Langano . On the way you visit the senkele wildlife sanctuary, which was established to protect the endemic Swayne;s Hartebest . Continue to Lake Langano for overnight (hotel or lodge.)
Day 9,
after a morning swim in the lake depart north to Addis Ababa. On the way, you may visit the Abiatta – shala National Park. Lake Shala with its dep blue waters is the deepest lake in Ethiopia at 236m. Lake Abiatta is a soda lake at which thousands of flamingos can be seen at various times of the year.