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4 Day Cultural Safari in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region

Paradise lodge, Arba Minch, Gamo Gofa Omo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region, Ethiopia

Authentic Ethiopia Safari

Visit the breathtaking and exotic destinations of Ethiopia with Yama Ethiopia Tours! This safari tour will take you to various places including the local tribes' villages where you will be able to learn about their social life system and all cultures firsthand. You will also have a boat safari on Lake Chamo where you will be able to spot various wildlife. This combination of cultural and wildlife safari offers the best and authentic African experience and certainly not a chance to be missed!


  • Minimum group size: private safari
  • Starting point and ending point: start and end in Addis Ababa
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: crocodiles, hippos, and pelicans


  • Boat trips at Lake Chamo
  • Visits to Dorze and Konso tribe's villages
  • All entrance fees in the sight, village, and national park
  • Chances to spot crocodiles and hippos in Lake Chamo
  • Minibus / bus transport for the whole tour
  • Daily meals on bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights' accommodation


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During this safari, you will be accommodated at Paradise Lodge Arba Minch for two nights, and at Haile Hotels and Resort or Lewi Hotels and Resort.

Paradise Lodge Arba Minch

Paradise Lodge was opened in 2008 as a means to transform the hospitality industry in Africa by providing guests with unparalleled service and an authentic experience while preserving the natural environment and strengthening the local culture. Each suite at Paradise Lodge offers guests the opportunity, experience, and privacy of their own bamboo thatched hut built in the traditional Gamo style with the standard of comfort and amenities one can expect at a luxury hotel.

All huts are built with a serene outdoor veranda with either a breathtaking view of the lakes or that are set in the lush gardens of the lodge grounds. Each hut is also equipped with a bathroom with shower, mosquito net, reading table and a minibar with a complimentary bottle of mineral water. Each hut is also richly furnished with handmade furniture and decorations that embody the cultures of the locals who built them.

Haile Hotels and Resort

Haile resort Hawassa is a four-star luxurious, well-furnished and stylish resort. The 52,000 square meters sub-tropical beauty, with a 1000 square meters lake view, offers the perfect setting of the resort. The resort has 126 guest rooms that are presented in timelessly elegant and well-appointed manner with safe deposit box, 42-inch flat screen TV, mini bar, telephone remote controlled fan, bathroom amenities, along with a daily housekeeping, 24 hours room service and high-speed Wi-Fi connection.


Day 1: Addis Ababa - Arba Minch via Dorze tribe's village

In the morning, you'll drive to Arba Minch on the way visit the Dorze people. They are famous for constructing distinguished beehive-shaped huts, terrace cultivation and the best weaving work of Ethiopia and tells about Dorze cultural life while the housewife shows us how a kind of fermented flour is made from the stem of the Enset (false banana) tree from which pork and sour tasting bread is made.

Day 2: Boat trip on Lake Chamo and excursion to Konso

In the morning after breakfast, you'll spend your time on a boat trip on Lake Chamo where the longest and fattest crocodiles of Africa take a sunbath on the shores. Hippos hide themselves under water and you will see also colonies of pelicans. In the afternoon, you'll have an excursion to Konso to visit Konso tribe's village. The king village is very interesting and you will be meeting the king personally and he will also explain Konso tribe's social life system and all cultures. You'll then drive back to Arba Minch.

Day 3: Arba Minch - Awassa

In the morning after breakfast, you'll drive to Awassa. Awassa is a bustling Ethiopian town in the heart of the Great Rift Valley.

Day 4: Awassa - Addis Ababa

In the morning after breakfast, you'll visit the daily local fish market at Lake Awassa. Lake Awassa is one potentially great for fishing and most of the local people life has been depending on the fishing from this lake. A lot of aquatic birds can be spotted here too. You'll then drive to Addis Ababa. On the way, you'll visit Lake Zeway.

Included excursions

During this safari, you will also get to visit Dorze and Konso tribe's village.


This safari tour will take you to various places in Ethiopia, including Arba Minch, Lake Chamo, Awassa, and Lake Zeway. You will also visit Dorze and Konso tribe's village.


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Boat trips at Lake Chamo
  • Visits to Dorze and Konso tribe's villages
  • All entrance fees in the sight, village, and national park
  • English-speaking guide for the whole tour
  • Minibus / bus transport for the whole tour
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Daily meals on bed and breakfast basis
  • Government tax

What's not included

  • Alcohol beverages
  • International air tickets
  • Tips and items of personal nature like laundry, souvenirs, etc
  • Tourist Insurance
  • Video filming and photography fees

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
4 days / 3 nights
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Pricing information

Price for 20 persons package is available at 330 USD per person. Single supplement rate is also available with the addition of 60 USD per person.

Tuesday June 2, 2020
(4 days / 3 nights)

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