Suri Historical Route

This trip offers you the opportunity to live a unique experience together with the people of the Omo Valley who will show you the richness of their intangible cultural heritage.

10 days

Hotel

Camping

Trekking

Program

Day 1

Addis Ababa – Jimma

Arrive at Bole International Airport in the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, where you will be welcomed by Adimasu Tours representative and transferred to Jimma.

After breakfast, en-route visiting the undulating landscapes and the Coffee growing area of Ethiopia, overnight in Central Hotel Jimma.

Day 2

Jimma – Mizan Teferi

In the morning, drive to Mizan en-route visiting different Tribal villages like Bench around Mizan Teferi town and Cheko 10 km from Mizan Teferi town.overnight in a local hotel.

Day 3

Mizan Teferi – Kibish

After breakfast, drive to en-route enjoying the stunning view which unfolds in front of us, every minute of our drive, while driving from Mizan Teferi to Kibish, you will visit different Tribal villages and themes of the land, which especially on the way see Bebeka coffee plantation, heading to Dimma and see how Anyuak tribal look like.overnight in a local hotel.

Day 4

Kibish – Suri (Surma) villages

Full day in Kibish to visit the Suri People and their village on the west bank of the Omo river valley. Women wear their lips plates and girls, men and boys do body painting. Overnight in camping.

Day 5

Magoloni Springwater

Trekking to this beautiful spring water which is 3-hours away from Kibish (Suri’s main town). Overnight camping in the village.

Day 6

Kibish to Karo camping

Day 7

Karo Omorate – Dassenech Tribe

Day 8

One day in a Hamer village

Day 9

Turumi – Konso

Day 10

Konso – Arba Minch

Day 11

One day in a Dorze Village

Day 12

Soddo – Ziway Lake

Day 13

Back to Addis Ababa

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Yes, absolutely. Adimasu Travel is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. We ask that you carefully consider whether you are physically and mentally able to complete the itinerary you have chosen, recognising that on many trips you will be required to carry your bags and use public transport.

Where we can we will make reasonable adjustments to the operation of our trips to facilitate the requirements of disabled travellers – such as booking ground floor accommodation, or having our leaders communicate important directions in writing as well as verbally.

Many travellers with disabilities have been able to enjoy our trips by travelling with a friend or companion who can assist with specific needs. If joining a group trip is not practical we may be able to provide you with a private departure. Please contact our team for further information on any of our itineraries.

We will try our very hardest to accommodate all dietary requirements but in some out-of-the-way places it can be very difficult to guarantee. We will let you know if there are places on your itinerary where this is the case.

Please let us know at the time of booking of any food requirements or allergies and we’ll pass the information onto your leader. It is also a great idea to bring a card with your dietary requirements written in the local language for those times you are eating away from the group.

Our camping sites have all the creature comforts to bush camping. We provide the tent and sleeping mats, but you will need to bring your sleeping bag.

What you need to bring will vary according to your style… Generally speaking, we recommend you pack as lightly as possible and make sure that you can carry and lift your luggage, and walk with it for short distances.

Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You’ll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

Below are some ideas and helpful tips on what you specifically need for this trip.

Closed in shoes. As this trip includes camping and some bush walking we highly recommend that you take a pair of comfortable, closed-in walking shoes. Closed-in shoes will help to protect your feet from cuts and scratches when walking through bush/grass-lands, and will also act as a barrier protection in rare cases against bites or stings from dangerous animals in this environment.

Lightweight clothing. You will need to bring a mixture of lightweight clothing, some warm items for the evenings, and long shirts and pants for protection against mosquitoes in the malaria areas. Ex-military or military style clothing and equipment is not recommended.

Waterproof/windproof jacket is a good idea for wet days, and early morning or evening game activities when it can be cool.

Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses.

This tour outlines our commitment to preserving the environment, supporting local communities, protecting the vulnerable and giving back to the places we travel. All our trip leaders, suppliers and staff are trained on these principles and are core to us delivering sustainable, experience-rich travel.
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