Culture & wildlife trip 17Days

Karo Tribes in Omo River Bank, Ethiopia

Culture & wildlife trip

Culture & wildlife trip
Chebera Churchura National Park, Maze National Park, Omo Valley Tribes, Mago Park, Awash National Park
Itinerary
Program: Culture & wildlife trip
Code: Chebera 02
Duration: 16Nights (17 Days)
Transportation: Land (4WD)
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge & Tent
Tour starts: Addis Ababa
Tour ends: Addis Ababa
Day 1: Arrival/ Addis Ababa & City Tour of Addis Ababa. Overnight – at chosen hotel – Addis Ababa
Day 2: Drive to Arba Minch. On the way, visit Dorze Village. Overnight – Chosen hotel/lodge- Arba Minch
Day 3: Discover Lake Chamo for hippo, Crocodiles & white pelican and Nechisar National park. Overnight – Chosen hotel/lodge- Arba Minch
Day 4: Turmi
Drive to Turmi for main southern tribes. On the way, visit Konso Village, Key Afer, Weito valley and Arbore tribes. Overnight – at chosen lodge – Turmi
Day 5: drive to Omo National park, crossing the Omo River by a ferry (vehicles and all materials will be loaded), on the way, visit the Dassenech Tribes, Karo tribes at Kolcho and Dus villages, Nyangatom and Surma tribes( after River Omo) . Overnight – tented camp – Omo Park
Day 6 & Day 7: discover the Omo National Park for expected wildlife: Buffalo, Swayne Hartebeest, elephant, leopard, cheetah, lions, kudu, dik- dik, and hyena, monkeys – such as velvet monkeys, common monkeys, Colobus Monkeys ….and birdlife. Note that there could be a Donga Fighting amongst the Surma Tribes during your visit. Based on the accomplishment of the target mission, you may attend the astonishing stick fighting. For the wildlife, an experienced wildlife guide will also join at the park’s head office. Overnight- tented camp– Omo Park
Day 8: Drive back and cross Omo River and continue to Turmi or Murule. Overnight – Lodge – Turmi or Murule.
Day 9 & Day 10: Mago National park
Drive from Turmi or Murule to Mago National Park for expected wildlife: Buffalo, elephant, kudu, dik-dik, monkeys…also for Mursi tribes. Overnight – tented camp – Mago National Park
Day 11: Maze National park
Direction from Mago Park towards Maze National Park via the short dirt road that connects Maze national Park ( 150km). Overnight – tented camp – MNP
Day 12: Swayne’s Hartebeest
Maze national Park is covered by savannah grassland. The park is primarily designed to protect the endemic Swayne’s Hartebeest’s population. Mammals such as Orbi, Bohor, red buck, warthog, bushbuck, waterbuck, greater kudu, lesser kudu, bush pig, Anibus baboon, vervet monkey, leopard, and wild cats are much probable to seen. Overnight – tented camp – MNP
Day 13: Chebera Churchura National park
Game View and rive from Maze National Park to Chebera Churchura National park via Sodo –Chida – Amaya – then to the park. Overnight – Tented camp – possibly at Filwuha campsite – CCNP
Day 14- Hippopotamus and Cape buffalo nearby Lake Bulo
Drive and walk towards Lake Bulo for the African elephant, hippopotamus, Cape buffalo, lion, and leopard. Overnight: tented camp – nearby Lake Bulo
Day 15- Shoshuma campsite
Drive and game view towards Shoshuma Campsite, especially for elephants. Overnight: tented camp –Shoshuma – campsite
Day 16: Addis Ababa
Drive from Chebera Churchura National Park to Addis Ababa via Jimma Road. Lunch in Jimma. Overnight – at chosen hotel – Addis Ababa
Day17: Departure
Based on departure time, transfer to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport for departure (end of the trip)

This tour can be amended upon request