Surma Trekking

This adventure trekking trip shows you some of the beaten path games of Western Ethiopia, and gets you acquainted with the tribes of Surma, Dezi, Mursi and much more along the wild life in Omo National Park where a bonanza of Buffalo, elephants encounter is eminent.

What's Included?

The above price includes:
1.1 Transport (TOYOTA Land Cruiser V8 4x4 , Air Conditioned and fully insured)
1.2 Driver paradigm
1.3 Air Port transfer in and out
1.4 Accommodation (9 nights best available in and outside Addis Ababa with breakfast)
1.5 All entrance fees
1.6 Local guide, scout services allowance
1.7 8% service charge and other government tax.

Duration

10 days

Destination Covered

Addis Ababa, Jimma, Mizan Teferi, Omo National Park, Mago National Park and Arba Minch

Best Suited

All
Day 1 : Arrival Addis Ababa
You will meet our representative or guide at Bole International airport and transfer you a hotel. The rest of the day is exploring the town of Addis Ababa including National Museum to view the 3.6 million year old remains of Lucy, whose skeletal remains were discovered in 1974, Holy Trinity Cathedrals and time permitting Mount Entoto which rises up to an altitude of 3200 meters and offers the panoramic view of the metropolis and Mercato the open market.

NB: Optional tour to Hamlin Fistula Hospital is a remarkable place to visit, and is considered the best-run charity in the country.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: 4x4 Air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Overnight stay in a selected Hotel Addis Ababa.

Day 2 : Addis Ababa - Mizan Teferi
Early morning start your adventure trip, drive to Mizan Teferi, on the way visit the typical village of Gurage people and their beautiful villages, crossing the magnificent and picturesque Gibe gorge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: 4x4 Air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Overnight stay in Salayish Hotel

Day 3 : Mizan Teferi-Kibish
Drive to Kibish via Tulgit, en route visit the coffee and tea plantations, we pass through the Dima village, late afternoon we will visit one of the known Surma Village.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: 4x4 Air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Overnight stay in camping at Kibish

Day 4 - Kibish
Today we start trekking our organized and efficient staff makes your mules ready for the long trekking days ahead.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: 4x4 Air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Overnight stay in comping Kibish

Day 5 : Kibish- Magolagen -Kolu
Trek to Magolagne, one can taste the powerful natural mineral water here, then we trek on to kolu, (the whole trip takes eight to nine hours)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: 4x4 Air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Overnight stay in camping at kolu.

Day 6 : Kolu - Yella
Trek to Yella which is situated on a Hilly top, from here, the panoramic view of the Omo national park can be seen. The trekking duration on this day is eight to nine hours.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: 4x4 Air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Overnight stay in comping Yella

Day 7 : Yella – Omo National Park
Trek to the Omo park headquarters Mui (it takes three to four hours), where a bonanza of Buffallo, elephants encounter is eminent.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: 4x4 Air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Overnight stay in camping Omo National Park

Day 8 : Omo National Park-Mago NP- Jinka
This is a day to cross the heart of Omo National Park along the game viewing trail trek for two hours before reaching Lilbay & Sai Plains, where a fair number of thiang and eland wildebeests graze in the open, lions and Buffalos sometimes giraffes can be seen while trekking across the sai plains. The longest of the entire trek in similar scenery but it’s the icing of all the previous experiences. Omo National park scout will accompany you to the bank of Omo River where you will cross with a small ferry boat. It is here that we will meet your driver across the river then continue driving to Jinka through the Mursi and Mago National Park territory.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: 4x4 Air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Overnight stay in Eco Omo Lodge

Day 9 : Jinka – Ariba Minch
Drive to Jinka, en route visit the Konso people with colorfully costumed dress, impressive terracing farming Land and unusually engraved wooden totem used as grave markers. Further along the route crossing the Woito River, visit Tsemai people and their village. And Continue to Ariba Minch, stop at Lack Chamo and have a boat trip for spotting crocodile, Hippos and birding.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: 4x4 Air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Overnight stay in Paradise Lodge

Day 10 : Ariba Minch-Addis Ababa-Departure
Drive the whole day to Addis Ababa. On the way visit Tiya Stelae field one of UNESCO world heritage At evening we dine a fair well dinner at Habesha 2000 traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances. And then be Transfer to the airport for departure.
The above price DO NOT include:
2.1 International and National flight Ticket
2.2 Alcoholic Drinks or extra bottled water for the trip
2.3 Video and Photo Camera charges if and where applicable
2.4 Any souvenir purchase payment
2.5 Visa Expense
2.6 Travel insurance.

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If you want a personalized holiday to fulfill your ambitions and dreams, Hailemeskel is your man! We went as a group of seven, with different levels of fitness and knowledge, all wanting the holiday of a lifetime. I achieved a personal goal by climbing the dizzy heights to Qorqur Mariam in Tigray, high up in the cliffs, only made possible by Haile's planning. He has a knack of reading people and knowing what they want to see and achieve, whether in the realms of art, nature, history, food or shopping! He will not compromise on your accommodation and is motivated by giving you the best possible time. Ethiopia is an astonishing and beautiful country and he enabled us to see it in all its rich variety.

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