Insights into Southern Ethiopia
A tour created to give you true insights into what Southern Ethiopia is like. Culturally and geographically so diverse and only few in common with Ethiopia‘s northern parts it is a world of one’s own. The southwestern regions have one of the most colorful and miscellaneous cultural diversity all over the world. Almost fifty different peoples with their own cultures, lifestyles, and beliefs inhabit these regions.
Accompanied by one of our experienced SimienEcoTours guides (English, Italian, Spanish, French & German available) you will visit the castellated settlements of the Konso people and meet their king, encounter the skilful weavers from the Dorze ethnic group and wander through picturesque villages of the coffee farmers in the Sidama region. A journey that deliberately omits some of the supposed ‘must sees’ in order to give you intensive and everlasting impressions of some non-touristic places that showcase what Southern Ethiopia is like in an authentic way.
From the Great African Rift Valley savannahs and its semi-deserts, you will climb to the mountainous areas to explore the natural treasures of Bale Mountains National Park where some of Ethiopia’s rarest endemic wildlife lives such as the Ethiopian wolves, the Mountain Nyala antelopes, and dozens of endemic and semi-endemic bird species. A three-day excursion through an unexpected variety of landscapes and ecosystems, from the lush juniper forests and grasslands to barren sceneries on Africa’s highest plateau almost touching the clouds to evergreen and diverse rainforests in one of the remotest parts of the country.
You will finalize your tour in the warm climate shaded under huge trees at the lakeshore of Lake Langano. It is the perfect spot for a swim in the beautiful scenery and to recap a wonderful journey before you head back home.
Overnights are spent in wisely selected and mainly beautifully located mid-range to high-range hotels and lodges.
Tour code: CU09