Starting from Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, this tour allows you to discover the jewels of Surma and Gambela's regions.

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Starting from Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, this tour allows you to discover the jewels of Surma and Gambela's regions.

Passing through natural parks, lush valleys, covered by a dense and luxuriant vegetation, and navigable rivers, you will come in touch with the several local tribes, each one characterized by its own and particular features.

Finally, the typical, colourful and lively markets are unmissable spots!

During the trip you are going to visit:

  • Addis Ababa, rich in important monuments;
  • Jimma, with its charming natural landscapes;
  • Coffee and tea plantations of Bonga;
  • Tum village and the Dezi and Mint communities;
  • The verdant rainforest in Adikas;
  • Kibish valley, inhabitated by Mursi tribe;
  • Gambela region, with breath-taking panoramas.

Join us to live an authentic experience in the magic Ethiopian land!

Trip summary

  • Departure Addis Ababa
  • End Addis Ababa
  • Countries
    • Ethiopia
  • City
    • Addis Ababa
    • Jimma
    • Mizan Teferi
    • Tum
    • Adikas
    • Kormo
    • Kibish
    • Dimma
    • Gambela
    • Nekemet
  • Theme Meeting local people
  • Travel style Group departure
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

  • 1
    Arrival in Addis Ababa
    Day 1

    Upon arrival in Addis Ababa, transfer to the hotel.

    The rest of the day is free to enjoy a first panoramic visit of the capital city.

    Overnight in hotel.

    Visited places:
  • 2
    Addis Ababa - Jimma
    Day 2

    Departure from Addis Ababa to reach Jimma.

    During the route it is possible to enjoy the green and beautiful landscapes characterized by endemical animals and vegetation.

    Overnight in hotel at Jimma.

    Visited places:
  • 3
    Jimma - Mizan Teferi
    Day 3

    In the morning the tour continues to Mizan Teferi. Here there is the chance to visit great coffee and tea plantations of Bonga.

    At the end, back to Jimma and overnight.

    Visited places:
  • 4
    Mizan Teferi - Tum
    Day 4

    Drive to Tum via the wild coffee and tea plantation of Bonga. Tum is the perfect starting point to visit the natural beauties belonging to Surma's territories.

    Overnight in camp or local hotel.

    Visited places:
  • 5
    Local communities
    Day 5

    In the morning, trek to Maji. During the route visit the villages of Dezi and Mint people, pay attention to their ancient traditions and customs.

    Overnight in camp at Maji town.

    Visited places:
  • 6
    Tum - Adikas
    Day 6

    During the morning, trek to Adikas. Here it is possible to admire the typical and famous equatorial rain forest of Adikas.

    Overnight in camping at Adikas.

    Visited places:
  • 7
    Tum - Kormo
    Day 7

    Today you will enjoy a trek to Kormu to visit the Mursi people, a local tribe famous for their lifestyle of centuries ago.

    Overnight in camping at Kormu.

    Visited places:
  • 8
    Kormo - Kibish
    Day 8

    The tour continues to Kibish, a valley formed by the namesake river. Here it is possible to get in touch with the deepest Mursi's atmosphere. In fact, the region is abundantly inhabitated by them.

    Overnight in camp in Kibish.

    Visited places:
  • 9
    Kibish - Dimma
    Day 9

    Early in the morning, drive back to Dimma.

    Some breaks are scheduled during the route, in order to visit the Tulgit village and Akobo River on the way.

    Overnight in camping or hotel at Dimma.

    Visited places:
  • 10
    Dimma - Gambela
    Day 10

    In the morning, drive to Gambella.

    This region presents amazing and breath-taking natural sceneries; moreover it is inhabitated by Nuer and Anuak people, which still conserve their ancient traditions. These features make the place a unique and magic site.

    Overnight in hotel at Gambella.

    Visited places:
  • 11
    Gambela - Nekemet
    Day 11

    Today the tour continues to Nekemte.

    Here it is possible to enjoy the wonderful and patricular landscapes, as well as the Oromo village and its tribes.

    Overnight in hotel at Nekemte.

    Visited places:
  • 12
    Back to Addis Ababa
    Day 12

    In the morning departure for Addis Ababa: the tour is ended.

    Visited places:
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Accommodation at selected hotel according to the reported treatment.
    • Local assistance by the English speaking partner's staff.
    Price does not include
    • Tips.
    • Extras.
    • Optional excursions.
    • International flights.
    • Everything not included in " the price includes" and / or in additional options and mandatory services.