ETHIOPIA PHOTO TOUR SEPTEMBER 2020 (7 – 16TH SEPTEMBER)
By National Geographic Contributor and Award Winning Travel Photographer Zay Yar Lin
DAY 1 : ADDIS ABABA -JIMMA-BONGA ( 130KM ASPHALT 2:30 HRS)
As of now there is two flights Addis to Jimma , on daily basis, ideally we would be on the morning flight arriving on 12:30 , picking you up from the airport have lunch and freshing up, and drive straight 130km (2hrs) to bonga and break the drive here
O/N – coffee land lodge
DAY 2 : BONGA- KIBISH(CENTER OF SURMA ) (290 KM, 90KM ASPHALT, 200KM GRAVELED 7 HRS )
After early breakfast we depart to kibish to the heart of suri land(surma) , relatively been isolated and preserved from tourist radar ,
Today mostly it driving aiming to get suri for the evening photo section.
O/N – camped tent
DAY 3: SURMA (SURI)
two Full day suri photography of suri tribe at different villages, well would camping by the river where the suri. Came to. Shower and painted
The suri still remain less visited tribes due to their remoteness ans inaccessibility, and are also the most photo desired of all,
For their incredibly ornate decoration of themselves, which they achieve through painting, scarification and adornment with flowers and other natural objects.
O/N – camped tent
DAY 4 : KIBISH- KANGATEN(180KM, TRAVELED 7HRS DRIVE)
After morning photo session with Suri, we would continue drive east to tribes of the omo, and today mostly would be driving to kangeten Town, central for Nyangatom tirbes
O/N Yeshi hotel
DAY 5: KANGETEN – KARO DUS (24 KM TRAVELLED 40 MIN)
This day we depart around 4:30am and we will have 30 min drive to one of biggest village NYANGATOM TRIBE, historically this tribes is said
be a split group from the Toposa tribe of South Sudan. Settled on the other side of the Omo River, we will be crossing the Omo River where we will be able to access and visit remote tribal villages. The teenage boys are lively and like to play much of the day. The women are topless and wear many strands of heavy beads, the girls are playful and love to have their images taken
After wards drive to Dus Kara tribes to Photographing the Kara at camp site the for the afternoon session
Camping at Dus camp
DAY 6 : KARO
Having Dus as our base, we would be photographing Kara tribes of Korcho and Dus, two of the three villages of the Kara tribe. Settled on the banks of the Omo River, this tribe is known for their creative and decorative body chalk painting. Many of he Kara women have pierced lips and insert nails and pins. Photographing on the bank of the Omo River can yield iconic images. ,
Camping at Dus camp
DAY 7: DUS-TURMI :(75 KM TRAVELED 2HRS)
Another early start 5:00am drive 40 min to korcho village of Kara tribes,
Another KaraVillages situated at the great curve of the omo river,
O/N PARADISE LODGES TURMI
DAY 8: TURMI – ARBORE – TURMI (180KM, TRAVELED , 5HRS)
An other early morning set off proceed further into the scenic Weito lowlands, we will be visiting an Arbore tribal village located at the northern edge of Mount Buska. The Arbore women are absolutely stunning, they have extremely dark skin and strong features. Prior to marriage the women have their heads shaved. They wear dark robes, colorful beads and their huts are fabricated from tree branches. Return back to turmi.
O/N PARADISE LODGES
DAY 9: TURMI – JINKA (130KM 3HRS)
For the morning session we drive to 20 Mon to biggest hammer village for the afternoon photography session ,The Hamer women have high cheek bones, wear thick copper necklaces and elaborate custom beads. The Hamer are very outgoing and easily engaged. In the afternoon, After lunch visit Monday hamar market. Market is a bustling place where various dwindling tribes of the Omo Region come together to socialize, share what is happening around and sell and buy goods.
O/N ECO omo Meal (B,L,D)
DAY 10: JINKA-MURSI- ADDIS ABABA (120 KM GRAVEL; 3:30 HRS)
Today our journey begins early morning at 05:30 am with an excursion to a Mursi village (approx 66km from Jinka). The Mursi are one of the original ethnic groups in Ethiopia. They live in very low huts made of straw leaves. The women like to wear terra cotta jewellery on their enormously stretched lower lips and ear lobes. The men are famous for their hairstyle. Then after Early lunch we to JINKA airport.
The Price for this specific photo expedition:
The price of this unique photographic expedition is $4000.00. (This price is based on double occupancy.)
***Single supplement is $250.00 Price inclusive of: –
All 3 meals of the day with mineral water
Tourist standard 4X4 utility vehicle with air-conditioning
Entry scout fees, villages fees, and road fees
National English speaking escort guide and local tribal guide
Water, beer, soda, coffee (wine is not included, as it is usually served by the bottle only; premium alcoholic drinks are not included)
RT Domestic flight from Addis to Jinka, Jinka to Addis
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
International airfare and/or between your home and Addis Abba
Personal purchases (including shopping, spirits, laundry, telephone calls etc.)
Optional extra activities not included on the itinerary
Extra photo fees
Pre- and Post- expeditions tours
Meals or accommodations before or after the expedition (except as noted in the detailed itinerary)
Minimum 8 people
Maximum 10 people.
A deposit of $1,500 will be required to hold your place in this workshop. To Register, please email me for bank wire transfer or PayPal transfer. The balance of $2,500 is due not later than July 15, 2020.
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There is no refund policy after registration. Last registration time is 90 days prior to the first day od the tour.
Tour Leader: Photographer Zay Yar Lin
National Geographic Contributor and Award Winning Travel Photographer from Myanmar. He is very passionate in Travel Photography and started travelling since 2014. He had run photography workshops in Myanmar. He showcased his works at many exhibitions and been published around the world. He has won a lot of national and international awards. Hs is two times Best Photographer of the Year in Myanmar Photographic Society. In 2016, his photo was published in National Geographic printed Magazine, July 2016. He won many Grand Prizes including CGAP 2016 and American Photography Open 2018, He has also won many Major Awards such as from Nikon, Sony, EPSON and LensCulture. He just recently won Silver Prize in NIKON Photo Contest 2018-2019 and Grand Prize in 1000for1 Travel Photo Contest, UK.
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