Surma Trekking in the west of the Omo River

The enigmatic Surma people in south- western Ethiopia , because of its geographic isolation, maintains a rich and unique culture , leads a nomadic existence in an earthly paradise .
This proud tribe has a great sense of beauty and expression , creativity manifests itself in intricate designs with which they – especially men decorate their bodies not only to appeal to women, but also for ceremonies and in particular for the fight stick called Donga

Main features

Code

ATE 403

Duration

13 days/12 nights

Accommodation

camping – hotels

Itinerary

Addis Ababa - Jimma - Mizan Teferi - Maji - Kibish - Tulgit - Tepi : - Gambella - Nekemte - Addis Ababa

Highlights:

- Route coffee plantations
- Route off the beaten track
- 5-6 hours of walking for 6 days in the heart of the Surma people
- Cook and logistics ( tents, food , water, cooking equipment ) accompany you on a mule

Price

From 1 725 €. Prices are subject to a minimum basis of participants

After passing through coffee plantations and Khat , beautiful and picturesque gorges Gibe and Gibe river and walk Jimma , the capital of the former province Keffa . It is in this region that the beans have appeared for the first time .

Kibish will start your trekking 6 days Your life experience with Surma begins and you can enjoy the culture of Surma , whose feminine beauty is renowned for the strange custom of to pierce the lower lip to place the trays clays also called ” Labre “.

You will experience unique moments with this population rarely visited , sometimes fearful but yet practical Donga – fighting with sticks of wood of violence can lead to death.

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