- International Airfare
- Alcohol and additional non-alcoholic drinks.
- Travel insurance, health insurances.
- Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
- Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary)
- Model fees
- Fees for photos and video.
- What is not mentioned as included
Ethiopia Photo Tour is an extraordinary South Ethiopia and Oma Valley Photo Tour expedition. You will photograph the little known vanishing tribes of Southern Ethiopia, and bear witness to many colorful markets besides the beautiful Landscape. The photographic tour starts south with an expedition to the valley of the Omo River, undoubtedly one of the wildest and unexplored regions of Africa. The Mursi, Hamer, Karo, Surmi, Konso, and Dassenach are only some of the tribes stilling living and preserving their age-old customs.
Itinerary of Ethiopia Photo Tour
Day 1 – Tuesday 10.March – Arrive Addis Ababa
Airport and transfer to your Hotel. The most flights arrive around midnight from 10/11 March so we included one extra night to get rest from traveling. Overnight in Addis Ababa – The Mosaic Hotel
Day 2 – Wednesday 11.March – Addis Ababa
Today we get enough time to wondering around in the town. we can doo street photography and capture the amazing Cathedral. In the evening we start our tour with our welcome dinner. Overnight in Addis Ababa – The Mosaic Hotel
Day 3 – Thursday 12.March – Addis Ababa – Arba Minch
Today you will fly to Arba Minch from Addis Ababa Airport departure time will be 1pm in the middle of the day the flight takes 45 minutes, then transfer to your Lodge and overnight in Paradise Lodge where we stay 3 nights.
Day 4 – Friday 13.March – Arba Minch – Lake Chamo – Arba Minch
Full day Arbaminch to visit Netchsar National park which protects varsities of savannah habitats,(Zebras and gazelles) ranging from the knotted acacia scrub on the bridge of wide scenery. Once across the bridge, there are sweeping views over the plains to majestic volcanic hills on the eastern boundary. After lunch drive for boat ride (5-6 Hours) on Lake chamo to enjoy the most spectacular scenery of lake and see the largest crocodile, species which riches until 6-meter length / Crocodile Market/ of the African continent as well as birds species. Overnight at the Paradise Lodge.
Day 5 – Saturday 14.March – Arba Minch – Dorze – Arba Minch
In the morning after breakfast proceed to Dorze, in order to visit the Dorze village who set in the highland above Arba Minch. The Dorze people are known for their tall beehive-like houses and their fine cotton weaving. You will visit the village and learn about the daily lives of these industrious people. The Dorze people belong to one of the Omotic groups in the South West of Ethiopia. They are a hard working tribe renowned for their skill in weaving, bamboo carpentry and other traditional crafts. Then after the visit continue drive back to Arba Minch. Overnight at Paradise Lodge.
Day 6 – Sunday 15.March – Arba Minch – Konso – Jinka
In the morning we will drive to Jinka via konso . The Konso people are known for their wooden statues, known as wakas, which are erected in honor of dead heroes as well as their innovative agricultural terracing You will visit there village for 1- 2 hours. Overnight in Jinka at Eco Omo Lodge.
Day 7 – Monday 16.March – Jinka – Mursi – Jinka
Early In the morning we head to the unique tribe of Mursi ( The women are famous for putting clay made circular lip and ear plates which symbolizes beauty in honor ) crossing through Mago National Park in order to reach their village. We will visit the uninterrupted authentic daily life activities then. After visiting back to Jinka overnight in Jinka at Eco Omo Lodge.
Day 8 – Tuesday 17.March – Jinka – Dimeka – Turmi
Today is a market days in Aliduba villages which is one of the most colorful markets in the area and is visited by many tribes, including Hamer, Banna and Ari and Tsemay . Afterwards, continue to Turmi. Overnight at Buska Lodge.
Day 9 – Wednesday 18.March – Turmi – Omorate – Turmi
In the morning, take a day trip to Omorate to visit the Dassenech tribe. Here you will cross the Omo River by local boat and enter at Dassenech village. Afterwards back to turmi in the afternoon we will go for a visit to a local Hamer village. If there is Jumping of the Bulls traditional Hamer coming-of-age ceremony, that will be visited (optional) Overnight in Buska Lodge.
Day 10 – Thursday 19.March – Turmi – Karo
On this day we will drive to karo to visit the Karo tribes famous tribes in south Omo zone with their body painting and are ferrous warrior mens. The Karo tribe use red ochre and white chalk to create intricate designs on their faces and bodies and although they live in a world far removed from urban life, its the same for women of the Karo tribe in Ethiopia. Overnight in Omo National Park through camping where we will have an excellent cook.with us and a well-organized team with complete and clean camping gears enough for all.
Day 11 – Friday 20.March – Omo Park – Kibish – Surma
In the morning we drive to Kibish through Omo National Park as to visit the list visited Surma ( Suri ) tribes accessing them deep in to their villages and this will be an unforgettable experience for any traveller and you as well as your team will love this experience. Overnight through camping in Kibish.
Day 12 – Saturday 21.March – Around Kibish – Surma
In the morning visiting a number of untouched Surma villages where we will make some drive to get to know the tribes morning life activities without any interruption to their normal life but witnessing a wonderful and genuine activities up to their door steps. Overnight through camping again in Kibish.
Day 13 – Sunday 22.March – Kibish – Turmi
In the morning we will continue our journey back to Turmi Overnight in Buska Lodge.
Day 14 – Monday 23. March – Turmi – Jinka
After breakfast we will visit the Hamer Village in the morning before we drive back to Jinka you will have lunch. Then drive to Jinka Airport departure time will be 1pm in the middle of the day the flight takes 1 hour, fly back to Addis Ababa by operator. Overnight in the Mosaic Hotel
Day 15 – Tuesday 24.March – Addis Ababa
Price of Ethiopia Photo Tour
per person in a double room
Fly in on 10 March (the most flights comes at midnight) so we included the night from 10-11. March Fly out on 24.March
Dates: March 10 – 24, 2020 Duration: 15 days/14 nights Photographic themes: landscape, Villages, culture, people, tribes Accommodations: Addis Ababa – The Mosaic Hotel (2 nights) Arba Minch – Paradise Lodge (3 nights) Turmi – Buska Lodge (3 nights) Jinka – Eco-Omo Lodge (2 nights) Omo National Park – camping (3 nights) Addis Ababa – The Mosaic Hotel (1 nights) Markets: Day 5 Dorze – (big weekly market-Handicraft) Day 8 Aliduba – (big weekly market-Handicraft) Tribes: Dorze People, Tsemai tribe, Hamer tribe, Dassnenech tribe, Banna tribe, Karo tribe, Ari tribe, Mursi Tribe, Borena People ,Oromoya People, Suri Tribe Places: Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Netchsar National Park, Dorze Village, Weyto Village, Turmi, Dassnenech village, Hamer Village,
- Transfer from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the Airport.
- Accommodation based on twin room sharing.
- Meal plan full board, all meals including one non-alcoholic drink.
- Private Road transport from Day 3 until day 15 by 4×4(Model 2009-2011), max 3 passengers per vehicle
- Fees for entrances, local guides for the markets, compulsory scouts/ security personnel and boats for activities mentioned in the itinerary.
- Professional English speaking guide
- Domestic flights.
- Day 3 – Addis Ababba – Arba Minch
- Day 14 – Jinka – Addis Ababba
- including the fees for the all tribes Photo fee it’s possible I will include that and I will have for all of the clients 5 birr echo 1,000 birr
- Not included:
Getting there: You will organise your own travel to and from Addis Ababa.
Tim has devoted his life to photography. Photography has been his long-held hobby and great passion. Tim has always felt himself drawn to the power and beauty he finds in nature. Tim has been leading photo tours and workshops in Iceland and many different countries over the years. He has had the world as his workplace. He is Photographing everything from the dramatic landscape in Iceland, to the native people in the remote corners of the world and the culture that are unique to each country. His journeys have taken him around the world in pursuit of memorable travel experiences and the creation of compelling images. His work has been featured in international publications. His images and stories are shared on various internet outlets. As a driven artist, professional, entrepreneur and an adventurer, Tim is eager to share his passion, knowledge in photography and travel through the tours he designed on his own, or through his partnership with professional photographers from around the globe. Tim and his family lived 11 years in Iceland. Now they are based in Czech Republic.