For a cultural experience beyond words (and almost beyond belief), Ethiopia tops our list as the most impressive in the world. Ethiopia has what are considered by many as the most primitive tribes on earth in the Omo River Valley, a visit to this country will truly take you back thousands of years in time. Many of the most remote Omo River villages are only accessible by boat.
Hilton Addis Ababa is located on a 15-acre site in the city center, half a mile from the cathedral, and approximately five miles from Bole International Ai..Read More
(Day 04) *Addis Ababa* [Today you will begin the city tour with your guide.]
(Day 05) *Arba Minch* [Today you will be transferred by road to Arba Minch. En route visit Tiya stele, an archaeological site which offers 36 standing stones, 32 of which are engraved with symbols, particularly swords. Overnight Paradise Lodge Arbaminch.]
(Day 06-08) *Omo River* [Today you will be transferred by road to Lumale where your camp is situated. Upon arrival you will be met by your expert guide. You will rise early each morning and spend full days exploring the villages and hills of the South Omo. 3 nights Lumale Camp. ]
Lumale Camp is a very comfortable but a simple base on the river banks. The 'igloo' tents are standing height and fully insect proofed with integral gr..Read More
(Day 09) *Arba Minch* [Today you will be transferred back to Arba Minch en Route visiting Erbore village and stopping at Konso for lunch. Konso is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its people are knows for their intricately terraced hillsides, fine woven materials and the carved totems with which they decorate their graves.Overnight Paradise Lodge Arbaminch.]
(Day 10) *Addis Ababa* [Today you will be transferred to the Arba Minch Airport for your flight back to Addis where you will be able to visit the Mercato, biggest market, where you can buy everything from livestock to computers. If you are great at bargaining, there is a huge selection of Ethiopian arts and crafts to choose from. Overnight Addis Ababa Hilton.]
(Day 11) *Addis Ababa/Europe* [Transfer to the airport for your departing flight.]
(Day 12) *USA* [WELCOME HOME!]
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"Dear Mark - The trip was wonderful -- the cultural variety, the landscape, the geladas were unforgettable and our guide, Tariku, was among the top handful of guides we have ever had (Abdul, our local guide in Harar, was also quite good).."