Dorze Tribe living high up in the Gauge Mountains above the Ethiopian part of the rift valley, Dorze can be translated with weaver. Weaving of fabrics and garments is the traditional main source of their income, even the huts towering up to 12 m however are woven from split bamboo stems. The Dorze are well known for their cultivation of Enset, Ensete and cooking Banana. Due to the altitude the cooking banana does not fruit and the Dorze are using root and stems. After fermentation the raw material is used to bake bread and for other types of food.
Konso Tribe lives in an isolated region of the basalt hills of Lower Omo Valley in Southern Nations province of Ethiopia. The area is made up of hard rocky slopes. A Konso village maybe fortified by a stone wall used as a defensive measure, their village is located on hilltops and is split up into communities, with each community having a main hut. In order to enter a Konso village, you must pass through a gate and a series of alleys. These paths are part of its security system, keeping the village difficult to access.
Nechisar National Park wide varieties of plains game roam freely amongst 514 km2 of savannah, dry bush and ground water forest, which are also the habitat of 188 recorded species of birds. Animals to be seen are Bushbuck, Swayne's Hartebeest, Burchell's Zebra, Grant's Gazelle, Guenther's Dik-dik, Greater Kudu, Crocodile, Anubis Baboon, Grey Duiker. Birds seen include Red-billed Hornbill, Grey Hornbil,l Fish Eagle, Kori Bustard, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill. Boat Excursion, Lake Chamo is rich in a variety of fishes including tiger-fish, giant Nile Perch, catfish and tilaphia, which offers fine sport. In the bays, a number of hippopotamus emerge at dusk to graze on the grassy shores. Lake Chamo is also sanctuary for several thousand Nile Crocodiles, which are up to 7m in length. Bird life is also enjoyable at the lake. Hordes of yellow wiver birds flit constantly through the trees, and vividly-colored king fishers skim the lake where great white pelicans storks, ibises, hornbills and cormorants plumb the waters for food.
496km southwest via Melka Awash, Tiya, Butajira "Gurage Tribe" via Hosaena "Hadiya Zone" via Soddo "Welayta Tribe" & Guge Mountain in to Dorze. O/n Dorze
126km south in to Karat-Konso to visit Konso Tribe Villagers at Doketu Village, Machike Village & Chief Kalla Gezahegn Compound. O/n Karat-Konso
Safari in Nechisar National Park & afternoon Boat Excursion on Lake Chamo. O/n Arba Minch
504km northeast via Rift Valley Lakes in to Addis Ababa.