SOUTHWEST to surma Tours

Nine/9 days tour starting Addis Ababa and ending Jinka BCO airport/Arba Minch airport.

Day 1.

  • Addis - Jima, to explore several markets in the city of Jima

  • Overnight stay in Jima

Day 2.

  • Suri/Surma tribe, to meet one of the world isolated tribes who are famously known by body painting.

  • Overnight stay in Tuligt/Kibish via tent accommodation

Day 3.

  • Surma tribe's

  • Overnight stay in Tuligt.

Day 4.

  • Gnyangatom ( Kwegu tribe )

  • To meet Kwegu tribe and experience their cultures.

  • Overnight stay in kara village.

Day 5.

  • Kara tribe

  • morning time explore the village of Kara tribe and experience their culture.

  • Overnight stay at Turmi Buska lodge.

Day 6.

  • Dassenech tribe - Hamar tribes

  • Overnight stay in Turmi Buska lodge.

Day 7.

  • Hamar tribes, walk through the villages to meet the Hamar tribe and experience their bull jumping ceremony by coincidence if one will take place.

  • Overnight stay in the village with Hamar tribe via tent accommodation

Day 8.

  • Arbore tribe - Benna tribe, to meet and photograph Arbore tribes , late afternoon hiking trails through Benna  village.

  • Overnight stay in Jinka Eco Omo lodge.

Day 9.

  • Mursi tribes, early morning visit Mursi tribe, afternoon fly to Addis Ababa from Jinka BCO airport.

 

SEVEN DAYS TOUR

Seven/ 7 days tour starting and ending Jinka BCO airport

Jinka - Turmi - Surma - Gnyangatom - kara - Hamar - Dassenech - Mursi

Day 1.

  • pick you from Jinka BCO airport drive to Turmi,

  • Overnight stay in Turmi Buska.

Day 2.

  • very early morning drive straight to Surma tribe, to meet and experience the culture and traditional customs.

  • Overnight stay in the village with the tribe via tent accommodation or camping in Tuligt  missionary compound.

Day 3.

  • Surma tribe, to learn and experience Surma/Suri tribes culture's and to photography.

  • Overnight camping in Tuligt missionary compound or stay in the village with the Suri family via tent accommodation.

Day 4.

  • Gnyangatom tribe  ( Kwegu tribe )

  • To meet Kwegu tribe who are on the verge of extinction.

  • Overnight stay in kara village via tent accommodation.

Day 5.

  • Kara tribe - Hamar tribe, Morning time explore Kara tribe village and experience their culture, late afternoon to meet Hamar tribe and experience their culture.

  • Overnight stay in Turmi Buska lodge.

Day 6.

  • Early morning drive to Omorate to cross omo river and visit Dassenech tribe,

  • Overnight stay in Jinka Eco Omo lodge.

Day 7.

  • Early morning drive to Mursi village through Mago National park to meet Mursi tribe and visit their village, after the visit drive back to Jinka where you can have lunch so that we can accompany you to Jinka BCO airport.

OTHERS:

TREKKING AND BIKING TOUR

If you are an athlete or cyclist and want to add an extra bit of adventure to your trip, I also can provide bicycles along your journey. You can enjoy a peaceful and exciting ride along the rough terrains of Omo Valley and hop back into the car when you are tired! 

VOLUNTEERS AND RESEARCHERS

I am always very eager to work with volunteers and researchers for various projects. Feel free to contact me if you have any short or long-term project. I am very excited to help you with anything you need to successfully finish your project. 

Check out my FAQ page for any questions.