In this 7-days tour of culture and nature you’ll be amazed at its diversity, its wildlife, its colours and its people, all within a vast landscape that will capture your imagination and your heart. You will live in the footsteps of ancient traditions and cultures of the Surma tribes and you will have an experience once in a lifetime. Gambela national park is located in the Gambela Region, its 5061 square kilometres of territory is encroached upon by cotton plantations and refugee camps. The Gambela Park was established primarily to protect two species of endangered wetland antelopes: the white-eared kob and the Nile lechwe. Other wildlife reported as living here include populations of African elephants, Giraffes, African buffalo, Masai lion, African leopards, Sudan cheetahs, roan antelope, tiang, Lelwel hartebeest, olive baboon, and guereza monkey. Several birds only found in this area include the shoebill stork, the long-tailed paradise whydah and the red-throated and green bee-eaters.
Gambela National Park
Pick you up from Gambela airport check in hotel so that the rest of the afternoon explore Gambela national park. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Gambela National Park - Jima
In the morning still explore Gambela national park, in the afternoon drive to Jima to enjoy on the way the roadside scenery. Overnight stay in Jima Awetu hotel or SYF hotel.
Jima - Surma tribes.
Through breathtaking rainforest drive to Tulgit to meet Surma tribe and get to know how to interact with them. Overnight stay in the village with Surma via tent accommodation.
Full day experience the culture by engaging in daily life activities. Overnight stay in the village with Surma via tent accommodation.
To learn more about the culture, traditional beliefs and Donga (ritual stick fighting ceremony). Overnight stay in the village with Surma via tent accommodation.
Surma - Jima.
Drive way back to Jima to explore the old city of Jima and visit several markets in Jima city. Overnight stay in Jima Awetu hotel or SYF hotel.
Jima - Jima airport.
To visit the Palace of Abba Jifar so that you will be transferred to Jima airport and fly to Addis Ababa.