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Culture in Ethiopia & Zanzibar Beach Bliss

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Omo Valley & Zanzibar

Best time to travel
Oct – June
Ideal length
13 nights
Perfect for
Couples
From (incl flights)
€10,199 pp

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Addis Ababa and home from Zanzibar.
  • All private transfers, guiding requirements and internal flights.
  • 13 nights’ accommodation in Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, the Omo Valley and Zanzibar.
  • Cultural tours throughout Ethiopia, visiting indigenous tribes with your private guide.
  • A variety of water sports activities in Zanzibar including snorkelling and kite surfing.
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Introduction

Celebrate the native tribes of Ethiopia as you embark on an immersive discovery of the people who have lived for centuries in its highlands and along its remote deltas and waterways. A cultural discovery from start to finish, embark on marvellous guided visits and learn about the tribes’ fascinating traditions and customs with your expert guide by your side. After a cultural adventure through Ethiopia, journey to Zanzibar for an idyllic beach retreat on the sandy shores of the Indian Ocean.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Ethiopia’s capital of Addis Ababa.

Your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel for your two-night stay. We’ve arranged a privately guided tour to introduce you to the capital’s highlights, including a visit to Mount Entoto for superb views.

Depart for Arba Minch, a city at the foothills of the Rift Valley.

During your one night stay, visit the Dorze people of Chencha, who are famed for their traditional hutted homes which resemble huge beehives. Soak up the beautiful culture of the indigenous people and learn about their customs.

Visit the Dorze people of Chencha on your luxury Ethiopian holiday
Transfer to the beautiful Omo Valley.

Fondly regarded as the Garden of Eden, spend three nights in an exclusive luxury camp on the river. Visit the Karo tribe who live in remote areas of the river and are characterised by their colourful body painting techniques and traditional dance rituals.

Spend three nights in a lodge in the Omo River Valley on your luxury Ethiopian holiday
Cross the Omo Delta.

Traverse the scenic delta and visit the Dassanech villages to meet the Galeb tribes. Their name means “people of the delta” and their various groups have their own unique customs and traditions. You’ll learn about the crops they cultivate and livestock they keep.

Meet the Galeb tribespeople in Dassanech village on your luxury Ethiopian holiday
Visit the remote region of the Mursi by boat.

The Mursi tribe are famed for their body scarification, body painting and their striking lip plates. With your guide, learn about their unique traditions and customs.

Meet the Mursi tribespeople during your luxury Ethiopian holiday
Learn the unique traditions of the Hammer tribes of Turmi.

Learn their unique traditions of moonlight dancing and bull jumping, a ceremony which marks the transition from childhood to adulthood. After an insightful day, drive to Konso where you’ll spend the night.

Meet the Turmi Hammer tribespeople and learn about their customs during your luxury Ethiopian holiday
Journey to the Konso highlands, home to stone walled terraces and fortified settlements.

Admire the UNESCO heritage site and learn about the Konso people’s unique traditions. We’ll also visit Machekie, the home of the Konso tribal kings. Spend the night in Arba Minch.

Visit the Konso highlands during your luxury Ethiopian holiday
Depart for the sandy shores of Zanzibar.

Spend five nights in a luxury beachside property, relaxing on the sandy shores and diving into the calm water. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, experience phenomenal sea activities like kite surfing, diving and snorkelling among sea turtles and tropical fish.

Swim in the Indian Ocean during your luxury holiday to Zanzibar
Depart for the international airport for your flight home.

Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

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Sheraton Addis, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Sheraton Addis, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Sheraton Addis offers luxury accommodation in Addis Ababa. Grand exteriors feature elegant interiors with classic furnishings and opulent embellishments like grand chandeliers and indoor water features.

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Haile Resort Arbaminch

Haile Resort Arbaminch

Haile Resort is a traditional property overlooking the twin lakes of Abaya and Chamo. Surrounded by evergreen mountains, the laid-back resort offers a relaxing stay in Ethiopia’s countryside. 

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Omo River Valley view

Lale’s Camp

Set in the Omo Valley, Lale’s Camp is a luxurious property offering an exclusive experience along the Omo River. The camp is classic in its safari style, with domed canvas tents featuring glamorous interiors.

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Omo Valley

Kanta Lodge

Set in the remote wilds of the Omo Valley, Kanta Lodge is an experiential property in Konso. It features traditional round tukul exteriors which are beautifully set within the colourful gardens.

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Zuri-Zanzibar

Zuri Zanzibar

Zuri Zanzibar is a luxury hotel in Northern Zanzibar that is surrounded by lush gardens, tropical trees and a private beach. The hotel focuses on sustainability and helping the local community.

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What people are saying

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Sharon & Tom – Greece, September 2019

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