The Southern Route (14 days)

Wildlife on the lakes and ethnic groups on the Omo river


The major objective of this tour to the Southern Omo Valley is to visit the different ethnic groups, their isolated villages and their market places. The roads to these remote areas are sometimes long and tough, but on the other side we also visit some places, lakes and towns for relaxing. We cross the Ethiopian highlands, too, see some UNESCO world heritage sites and have an understanding of the production of some typical local food and handcrafts. Finally, on our schedule there is the visit of 3 national parks, so that we can at least have a small insight into the Ethiopian wildlife and admire some beautiful landscape.


Day 1: Addis Ababa (arrival)
Day 2: Addis Ababa – Arba Minch
Day 3: Chencha, Lake Chamo
Day 4: Arba Minch – Konso – Jinka
Day 5: Daytrip Mago National Park, museum in Jinka
Day 6: Jinka – Turmi
Day 7: Turmi – Omorate – Turmi
Day 8: Turmi – Yabelo
Day 9: Salt lake and singing fountain
Day 10: Yabelo – Yirga Alem
Day 11: Yirga Alem – Hawassa
Day 12: Hawassa – Wendo Genet – Hawassa
Day 13: Hawassa – Shashemene – Abjatta Shalla – Langano
Day 14: Lake Langano – Addis Ababa (departure)



Tour Code Dates
S-17-09 Sun, 17/09/17 - Sat, 30/09/17
S-17-12 Sun, 10/12/17 - Sat, 23/12/17
S-18-02 Sun, 18/02/18 - Sat, 03/03/18
S-18-03 Sun, 18/03/18 - Sat, 31/03/18

Participants: min. 6 - max. 12 persons.


Our services and price include:

  • all accommodation in double rooms with private toilet/shower in hotels or lodges;
  • all transfers and travels in Ethiopia with private car;
  • full board (1 drink per meal included, alcoholic drinks excluded);
  • all entrance fees and permissions at tourist attractions, villages, museums, churches and national parks;
  • all tips for meals;
  • all mandatory local guides;
  • experienced SimienEcoTours guide, fluently English & Amharic speaking (extra for a guide in another language).


Our services and price don’t include:

  • international flights;
  • travel insurance;
  • visa for Ethiopia;
  • alcoholic drinks;
  • tipping;
  • photo and video fees (if any);
  • all extras and personal expenditures.

Additional information

Please contact us for a more detailed tour description, price indication or any other issue.









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