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  • South Ethiopia Tour Omo valley Tribes

    This trip to the South Omo as some kind of living Museum. Four of Africa's major linguistic groups are represented in the region, including the Omotic-speakers. All in all, depending on where one draws the lines, as many as two dozen different tribes occupy South Omo. Some numbering tens of thousands, others no more than 500, each one of them culturally unique.

    In addition, you cross the part of the Great Rift Valley which is endowed with the abundant wildlife. This is the itinerary for adventure lovers as you will drive through the off-roads and staying in bushes.

     Our vesting history south Ethiopia 11 Night/ 12 Days

    Accommodation:  Hotel and  Camping

     Day 1: Addis Ababa

    Arrive Addis Ababa at Bole International Air Port & meet with us for transfer to the hotel. Overnight hotel

     Day 2: Addis Ababa

    Today you have a full day city tour in Addis Ababa. Visit the National Museum, where you see the famous fossil Lucy, who was 3.2 million years old, the Ethnographic Museum, Entoto St. Mary Museum, St .Trinity Cathedral church, and Merkato market, the largest open-air market in Africa. Overnight hotel

     Day 3: Awassa

    Drive to Awassa via Butajera. On the way visit the rock hewn church of Adadi Mariam, which believes carved by King Lalibela at the end of 12th C and the steles of Tiya, which carved from monolithic stones and used as Tomb for the soldiers who died between the age of 18 and 22. And also the Stele of Tiya registered on the UNESCO Album as one of the world heritage site. Overnight hotel

     Day 4: Arba Minch

    After breakfast drive to the lake Awassa to visit the colorful water birds and Fish market, where people are buying fresh fish from Fisher men; And then drive directly to the lake side town of Arba Minch. On the way visit two different village ,one is Alaba village and the second one is the Dorze people who live on the Guge Mounatin and are famous for their beehive bamboo house and weaving skill; In their society, it is a taboo for men to spin the cotton and also taboo for the women to make a traditional cloth. Overnight hotel

     Day 5: Arba Minch

    AM drive to Nechi Sar National park to visit many species of birds and mammals. Nechi Sar National Park, located in the rift valley. It is enriched with many species of birds and mammals; African orange-bellied parrots, bustards, weavers, Somber rock-chat, yellow-throated serine, Red-fronted barbet, Pygmy baits, Lesser striped swallow, and Anubis Baboon,, Black-backed Jackal, Bat-eared Fox, Egyptian Mongoose, Warthog, Soemmering’s Gazelle, Lesser Kudu, Salt’s Dik-dik, etc. After lunch will have a boat trip on the 3rd lagest lake in Ethiopia called Chamo; which famous for big Crocodile, Hippos, and water birds. Overnight same hotel

     Day 6: Jinka

    After breakfast drive to Weyto via the town of Key Afer. On the way visit the konso village, where you see colorfully costumed dress, impressive terracing of the land, annually engraved wooden status used as grave markers and community house. In the community house called Mora, all the young boys above 12 years old expected to stay every night in it till their marriage .And then drive to Weyto for Lunch. After Lunch continue driving to the town of Jinka. En route visit the Tsemay people, who give right for girls to choose their husband before marriage. During this time, If the girl pregnant, which is not acceptable in the community. In the Tsemay society, the Brides eating together only during their honeymoon time and the rest of their life will not eat together. If the day is Thursday, there is a colourfull market at Key Afer for Tsemay and Benna people. Overnight Camping

     Day 7: Turmi

    AM drive to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi people with their village. The mursi are well known for the large clay discs that the women wear inserted in their slit lower lips ; The Mursi women start cutting their lips between the age of 12 and 16 years and then after they cut their lips, they put small wooden plugs and change every night with the big one to stretch the lips till their lips can hold 6 inch round clay. The Mursi men wear very little, although a cotton wrap is be coming more & more common . After lunch drive to Turmi via Dimeka. If the day is Saturday or Tuesday, will have a chance to see the colorful weekly market at Dimeka. Overnight Camping

     Day 8:Turmi

    A.M drive to Korocho village to visit the karo tribe; They are famous for body decoration during the ceremony; In the old time, Men are famous for body scars; By counting of the scars, you can identify how many person he killed. Afternoon visit the Hammer village, where you see kids playing in the compound and women are decorate their hair by using red soil, water and cow butter. Hamer people have a bull Jumping ceremony; This ceremony is a transformation for young boys from young to adulthood; During the ceremony, you see the real Hamer traditional dance called Eveangadi; and also the women from the jumper’s families are being wipe by his friend’s to show their love to the Jumper. Overnight same camping

     Day 9: Turmi

    Drive to Omorate to visit the Dassench people, who live across the Omo river. And then drive back to Turmi. If the day is Monday, there is a weekly market at Turmi for the Hamer people. Overnight same camping.

     Day 10: Arba Minch

    Drive to Arba minch via Arbore. On the way will have stop at Arbore tribe, who practice circumcision before marriage for the girls. After circumcision program, she will stay two month in her Husband’s family house. Overnight hotel

     Day 11: Langano

    Drive to lake Langano(which is the only lake in Ethiopia free from water dieses) via the town of Shashemane, where Rasta people (Jamaicans who worship Emperor Haile Sellassie). On the way visit one of the Welayata people with their village. Overnight hotel

     Day 12: Addis Ababa/Departure

    Am have time to enjoy on the lake till 10:30 and then drive back to Addis. On the way visit Lake Zeway, where you see the Colorful water birds and it is the largest lake from the Northern Rift Valley Lakes. Evening after the dinner program in one of the traditional restaurant, transfer to air port for departure. End of the tour.

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  • Ethiopians eat exclusively with their right hands

    The Ethiopian Orthodox Church prescribes a number of fasting (tsom, Ge’ez: ṣōm) periods, including Wednesdays, Fridays, and the entire Lenten season, so Ethiopian cuisine contains many dishes that are vegan.

    A typical dish consists of injera accompanied by a spicy stew, which frequently includes beef, lamb, vegetables and various types of legumes, such as lentils.

    Gurage cuisine also makes use of the false banana plant (enset, Ge’ez: እንሰት inset), a type of ensete. The plant is pulverized and fermented to make a bread-like food called qocho or kocho (Ge’ez: ቆጮ ḳōč̣ō), which is eaten with kitfo. The root of this plant may be powdered and prepared as a hot drink called bulla (Ge’ez: ቡላ būlā), which is often given to those who are tired or ill. Another typical Gurage preparation is coffee with butter (kebbeh). Kita herb bread is also baked.

    Coffee is also a large part of Ethiopian culture and cuisine. After every meal, a coffee ceremony is served. Each variation is named by appending the main ingredient to the type of wat (e.g. kek alicha wat). However, the word keiy is usually not necessary, as the spicy variety is assumed when it is omitted (e.g. doro wat). The term atkilt wat is sometimes used to refer to all vegetable dishes, but a more specific name can also be used (as in dinich’na caroht wat, which translates to “potatoes and carrots stew”; but notice the word “atkilt” is usually omitted when using the more specific term).

    “Tibs” Meat along with vegetables are sautéed to make tibs (also tebs, t’ibs, tibbs, etc., Ge’ez: ጥብስ ṭibs). Tibs is served in a variety of manners, and can range from hot to mild or contain little to no vegetables. There are many variations of the delicacy, depending on type, size or shape of the cuts of meat used. The mid-18th century European visitor to Ethiopia, Remedius Prutky, describes tibs as a portion of grilled meat served “to pay a particular compliment or show especial respect to someone.” This is perhaps still true as the dish is still prepared today to commemorate special events and holidays.

    Fit-fit or fir-fir is a common breakfast dish. It is made from shredded injera or kitcha stir-fried with spices or wat. Another popular breakfast food is fatira. The delicacy consists of a large fried pancake made with flour, often with a layer of egg. It is eaten with honey. Chechebsa (or kita firfir) resembles a pancake covered with berbere and niter kibbeh, or other spices, and may be eaten with a spoon.

    Genfo is a kind of porridge, which is another common breakfast dish. It is usually served in a large bowl with a dug-out made in the middle of the genfo and filled with spiced niter kibbeh. A variation of ful, a fava bean stew with condiments, served with baked rolls instead of injera, is also common for breakfast.

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  • Ethiopian Dagim Zinabu Becomes First Male to Receive World Trophy

    Dagim Zinabu Tekle was officially awarded the IOC Women and Sport World Trophy by the IOC President, Thomas Bach, Monday evening at a gala ceremony held at the SwissTech Convention Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland.

    In 2011, the Ethiopian sports journalist founded the Lisan Women’s Sport Radio Programme, dedicated to inspiring women and girls to be more active in sport and to pursue their goals and dreams.

    Over five years, the radio programme has invited 12,580 guests, including sports leaders, coaches, professionals and sportswomen engaged in local and international women’s sports activities. This has significantly raised awareness among the public of the achievements and success of these women.

    While receiving the award in Lausanne, Tekle stressed that it is not only the role of women to fight for women’s rights. “This trophy is not only for women. It is for both men and women who work towards gender equity. I feel blessed to receive this trophy today.”

    Broadcast three times a week, the Lisan Women’s Sport Radio Programme aims to prompt women and girls to be more active in sport, and serves to show that they can engage in sport just as much as their male counterparts. “I created this show because I realised that in Ethiopia, women have no voice, and they are not heard”, Tekle explained.

    He believes that it is particularly instrumental to show that sport can help prevent women’s abuse by creating awareness of traditional harmful practices as well as demonstrating and promoting women who have become successful through their participation in sport.

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  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Haile Gebrselassie

    Gebrselassie, Ethiopia‘s greatest distance runner, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).

    The Best Marathon Runner Awards was held in Athens, Greece the birth place of the Marathon.

    Haile Gebrselassie comments: “I am very happy that AIMS and their members and sponsors have chosen to honour me in this way. I am looking forward to attending the AIMS Best Marathon Runner Awards Dinner to spend a wonderful night with my friends in the marathon community in the home of the Marathon, Athens, Greece.”

    AIMS President Paco Borao comments: “We are honoured to be able to recognise the achievements of Haile Gebrselassie and his unrivalled contribution to the Marathon Movement and world sport. Haile’s success has been an inspiration to so many throughout Africa and around the world and his dedication is an example we can all follow.”

    He has been widely referred to as the greatest distance runner in history. AIMShas previously presented Haile with theAIMS World Athlete of the Year Award for three consecutive years; 2006, 2007 and 2008.

    Born in Assela, Ethiopia in 1973, Haile first gained international attention when he won the 5000m and 10,000m races at the World Junior Championships in Seoul, South Korea in 1992. He won two Olympic gold medals (both in the 10,000m) and won many marathons around the world. He also has an impressive collection of gold medals from indoor and outdoor World Championships in Athletics. Throughout his career he has set World Records at a variety of distances from two miles to the marathon.

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  • Saint George defeats Arba Minch Kenema 3-0 sport news

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The 2016/17 Ethiopian Premier League season kicked off here today with defending champions Kedus Giorgis (Saint George) defeating Arba Minch Kenema 3-0.

    The first week of the league will resume tomorrow with seven matches taking place in various cities of the country. Saint George scored their first goal through Abubacar Sani just 37 seconds into the first half and ace striker Saladin Said added a second in the 40th minute. 

    Veteran player Adane Girma headed the team’s third goal just two minutes before the end of regulation time. 

    The Ethiopian Premier League has been extended to 16 teams this year.

    Week 1:

    Saturday, November 12, 2016

    Addis Ababa: Saint George – Arba Minch Kenema 3-0

    Sunday, November 13, 2016

    Yergalema: Sidama Coffee vs Fasil Kenema

    Jimma: Jimma Coffee vs Ethio-electric

    Melka Kole: Woldiya Kenema vs Commercial Bank of Ethiopia

    Adama (Abebe Bikila Stadium): Adama Kenema vs Dire Dawa City

    Sodo: wolayta Dicha vs Mekelakeya

    Hawassa: Hawassa City vs Addis Ababa City

     

    Addis Ababa (National Stadium): Ethiopian Coffee vs Dedebit

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