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Best Omo Valley tours with Omo Valley Travel, locally owned sustainable tour company that operates responsible & enriching tours & adventures to Southern Ethiopia travel destinations. We primarily operate journeys to Ethiopia's Omo River Valley tribes which is our locality as well as one of the most intact cultural landscapes in Africa - and the world.

Founded by Minalu Adem, who is originally from the Omo Valley tribes with over 15 years of experience in guiding and organizing tours in Ethiopia; who also is the author of the first guide book about the Omo Valley tribes, our organization is committed to preserving, understanding, and sharing Ethiopia's rich historic and cultural heritages in a sustainable and responsible manner. Working in partnerships with local tribal communities, we provide responsible and enriching tours that celebrate the diverse traditions of Africa’s last frontier.

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Discover Omo Valley Ethiopia Tribes

Named after its geographical features and the famous Omo River, the Omo Valley is a spectacularly beautiful area with diverse attractions, ecosystems, cultures and languages. It is a home for at least 16 distinct tribes with unique culture & language. The majority of the region is dry and inhospitable: 0.5 % is highland, 5 % is midland, 60 % is lowland and 34 % is desert. Despite this only 8.5 % of the populations are urban dwellers.

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Map of Omo Valley

The Omo is one of Ethiopia’s largest rivers, see it below on map of Omo Valley prepared by Omo Valley Travel. It flows south for over seven hundred kilometers from the Shewan highlands to the northern end of Lake Turkana. Some of the tribes live …

Bull Jumping Ceremony

Famous for the Bull Jumping Ceremony, the Hamar people are principally pastorals, breeding cattle, goats and sheep. They have a similar veneration for cattle as their close neighbors. The women and girls grow crops, with the staple being sorghum, but they also grow beans, maize …

Omo River Valley Ethiopia

Named after its geographical location and the famous Omo River, the Omo Valley of South Omo Zone is a spectacularly beautiful area with diverse attractions, ecosystems, cultures and languages. The majority of the region is dry and inhospitable: 0.5 % is highland, 5 % is …