Southern Ethiopia’s Cultural Treasures
Our short itinerary to Southern Ethiopia focuses on the rich cultural diversity in this part of Africa. Comparable to our long itinerary this tour spares out the more active part in Bale Mountains National Park.
The tour takes you through the Great African Rift Valley and you discover some peoples off the beaten track. This journey 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.
Accompanied by one of our experienced SimienEcoTours guides (English, Italian, Spanish, French & German available) you will spend time with the Konso tribe wandering around their villages and learn about their ways of living. In the Dorze highlands lush green villages with friendly villagers await you. The Dorze are well known because of their dome-shaped houses and their rich weaving culture. Further north the picturesque villages of the coffee farmers in the Sidama Region will be a different experience. 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 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: CU20