Wisdom Ethiopia Tours

20 days, 19 nights undiscovered area. North west ,South west tour.

  1. ADDIS ABABA
    Arrival Addis Ababa. Meet the guide at the airport. Transfer hotel. Rest. Afternoon tour of Addis. ON htl
  2. BAHIRDAR
    Drive to the Debre Libanos monastery, the old Portuguese bridge and Jamma river valley. Proceed then crossing the Blue Nile valley to Bahirdar. ON htl
  3. BAHIRDAR: THE BLUE NILE FALLS & MONASTERIES OVER LAKE TANA
    Morning drive to admire the Blue Nile falls. Afternoon boat on lake Tana, to admire 2-3 churches over its islands, as Ura Kidane Mehret, Mahal Zeghie and Asua Mariam. ON htl
  4. AGEW & GUMZE PEOPLE + MARKET
    We propose this day to be SAT. Drive to Kossober (150 kms, 2 hrs) to visit the Gojam and Agew people market. Then proceed to Chagni (60 km, 1 hrs) and Mandura (67 km, 1 hr) to admire another colorful market, this time of the Gumze and Agew people. Then drive back to Zengena lake for ON camping
  5. AGEW & GUMZE VILLAGES + MARKET
    SUN. Drive to Dahans Baguna to admire a Gumze & Agew people market. Then proceed to very nice and traditional Agew people villages. Reach then the Blue Nile. And ON camping at Shinashia, at a Agew people village.
  6. BLUE NILE & BERTA PEOPLE
    Proceed to Guba (or also called Mankush) village, where you find also a previous palace of Dej Asmach Jemal, built during Emperor Menelik reign. Reach so Janga where you can admire the Blue Nile, before entering in Sudan, called here “Sirba Abay” (189 kms, 4 hrs). Proceed so to Sherkole where you can admire the Berta people, traditional gold miners, at work. (2 hrs drive). Then continue for the overnight at Asosa, at Mango campsite, among lot of Mango trees
  7. GOLD MINERS + MAO, KOMO, GANZO PEOPLE
    TUE. Morning drive to the Sudan border town of Kumruk (3 hrs), get the permits, and drive to Fametsere, where under a volcanic mountain (which they call the gold mountain and have many traditional believes) the Berta people extract salt. Proceed then to a traditional gold market, where you can admire the way they do their market. Drive back then to Asosa for lunch.
    Afternoon proceed to admire the Bambasi village very colorful market of the Oromo, Mao & Komo. The Mao & Komo are very traditional tribes, with many scarification all over their body. The Mao men have scarification in the face & chest, while female on the belly. While the Komo on the front & face, while female on the belly.
    Proceed then to Ye’amsera village (Tongo region) & camp next to the mosque, built in 1952 by an Algerian coming from Saudi Arabia. Here in July (Arabian calendar on Mirage 27) there is a famous pilgrimage
    Organize the permits & police escort and this evening have one of the most spectacular visit of the trip, till now: drive to the Ganzo people village. The Ganzo are the 81th tribe, just discovered few years ago. Are totally 150 members. Have scarification over their body, mainly the men in the face & chest; while female in the belly, arms & back. They hunt (warthog, alligators, monkeys, etc) and in the evening you’ll participate to dinner and dancing. Is a very particular experience.
    Back for overnight Ye’amsera camp.
  8. MAO, KOMO, GAMZ PEOPLE
    Morning dedicated to the visit of the Ganzo people. Then proceed to Asosa. On the way make a 1 hrs trek at Inzi, for very nice views over the region). ON Mango campsite
    9. NEKEMTE
    Drive to Nekemte (341 kms, 8 hrs). On the way visit very nice views and Wollo people resettlements.
  9. GAMBELA
    Drive to Gambela, at bank of Baro river, a previous famous commercial point with Sudan. ON htl
  10. NUER & ANUAK PEOPLE
    Drive to the Nuer & Anuak people. Very tall and with many scarification all over their body, leave at bank of Baro river, and are fishermen and hunters. ON next to a village
  11. NUER & ANUAK PEOPLE
    Visit villages; then proceed back to Gambela. ON htl
  12. MIZANTEFERI
    Drive south to mizan Teferi, admiring very big forest and nice views. ON camp
  13. SURMA PEOPLE
    Drive to the unique Surma people. Here women wear circular or trapezoidal shaped plates into their lips. Men have different scarification all over their body. With luck we’ll participate to a donga game, which is a stick fighting ritual. ON camp Tulgit
  14. SURMA PEOPLE
    Drive to Kibish, admiring very nice views. Then the Surma people around kibish. Back ON camping
  15. OMO NATIONAL PARK
    Drive to Adikas. Then proceed to the Omo National park. Late afternoon game drive. ON camp
  16. DIZI PEOPLE
    Morning game drive. Then drive to Maji, via Adikas village. Visit Dizi people. ON camp
  17. BENCH MESHENGER PEOPLE
    Drive to Bonga, via Macha Waji. Visit Bench Meshenger people on the way. ON camp
  18. JIMMA
    Drive to Jima, with a stop to waterfalls on the way, for short walking too. Reach Jimma and visit the AbaJifar palace. ON htl
  19. ADDIS ABABA
    Drive back to Addis Ababa. Ones in Addis, short visit of the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Dinner in traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. Then transfer airport for departure