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

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ATE 403


13 days/12 nights


camping – hotels


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


- 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


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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