Tour Type:- GUMZE,
GANZO & other people of the NORTH-WEST
Duration:- 15 Days
&14 Nights Transport:- Flight
of the tour in Addis Ababa. City tour of Addis Ababa: visit Entoto mountains
with views over the capital, the National museum, St George church.
Drive to visit the Debre Libanos monastery, the
old Portuguese bridge and Jemma river valley. Spot also the endemic Gelada
Baboons here. Proceed then crossing the Blue Nile valley to DebreMarkos
to Kossober to visit the Gojam and Agew people Saturday’s market. Then proceed
to Chagni (60 km, 1 hrs) and Mandura (67 km, 1 hr driving) to admire another
colorful market, this time of the Gumze and Agew people. Then drive back to
Zengena lake for ON camping (lunch on the way; dinner at camp)
to Dahans Baguna to admire a Gumze & Agew people market. Then proceed to
very nice and traditional Agew people villages. Reach then the Blue Nile. Lunch
on the way; dinner & ON camping at Shinashia, at a Agew people village.
to Guba (or also called Mankush) village, where you find also a previous palace
of Dej Asmach Jemal, built during Emperor Menelik reign. Reach so Janga where
you can admire the Blue Nile, before entering in Sudan, called here “Sirba
Abay” (189 kms, 4 hrs). Proceed so to Sherkole where you can admire the Berta
people, traditional gold miners, at work. (2 hrs drive). Then continue for the
overnight at Asosa, at Mango campsite, among lot of Mango trees (lunch on way;
drive to the Sudan border town of Kumruk (3 hrs), get the permits, and drive to
Fametsere, where under a volcanic mountain (which they call the gold mountain
and have many traditional believes) the Berta people extract salt. Proceed then
to a traditional gold market, where you can admire the way they do their
market. Afternoon proceed to admire the Bambasi village very colorful market of
the Oromo, Mao & Komo. The Mao & Komo are very traditional tribes, with
many scarification all over their body. The Mao men have scarification in the
face & chest, while female on the belly. While the Komo on the front &
face, while female on the belly. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON camp Asosa.
to Ye’amsera village (Tongo region) & camp next to the mosque, built in
1952 by an Algerian coming from Saudi Arabia. Here in July (Arabian calendar on
Mirage 27) there is a famous pilgrimage. Organize the permits & police
escort and drive to the Ganzo people village. The Ganzo are the 81st tribe,
just discovered few years ago. Are totally 150 members. Have scarification over
their body, mainly the men in the face & chest; while female in the belly,
arms & back. They hunt (warthog, alligators, monkeys, etc) and in the
evening you’ll participate to dinner and dancing. Is a very particular
dedicated to the visit of the Ganzo people. Afternoon proceed to Asosa. On the
way make a 1 hrs trek at Inzi, for very nice views over the region, and some
villages. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON Mango campsite Asosa.
to Nekemte (341 kms, 8 hrs). On the way visit very nice views and Wollo people
resettlements. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON camping or local hotel
to Gambela, at bank of Baro river, a previous famous commercial point with
Sudan. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON in hotel.
to the Nuer & Anuak people. With many scarification all over their body,
leave at bank of Baro river, and are fishermen and hunters. ON next to a
villages; then proceed back to Gambela. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON htl.
Drive to Jima, with a stop to waterfalls on the
way, for short walking too. Reach Jimma and visit the AbaJifar palace, old king
house + the museum of all his artifacts & more, in town
to the Wolayta people and villages. Proceed then to the Rift valley lake of
Langano. Reach the Wenney ecolodge, and possibility of horse-riding, walking,
cycling, bird-watching, swimming and more.
back to Addis Ababa. Ones in Addis, short visit of the Mercato, biggest open
air market in Africa. Dinner in traditional restaurant with folkloristic
dances. Then transfer airport for departure.