Lower Omo Valley Tribes - 3 Days

Book your 3 day tour starting from Addis Ababa by flying to Jinka and starting the tour the same day from Airport driving to Lower Omo Valley tribes. Travel with a reliable local operator based in Jinka, South Omo Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia and get unforgettable authentic cultural experience. Discover the the non touristic approach with Omo Valley Tavel, witness genuine interaction with the Omo Valley tribes.

Omo Valley Travel: locally owned sustainable tour company that operates extraordinary cultural immersion tours & Adventures in Ethiopia, mainly to the Omo River Valley which is 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. Book your 3 days tour from Addis or Jinka to the tribes with us and witness authentic unforgettable experience.

Hamar Tribe: Tours from Addis to Omo Valley Tribes

The Hamar are amongst the most readily identifiable of all the peoples of the South Omo. Women wear an elaborately decorated goatskin, often colored with beads and cowries. Beaded necklaces, bracelets and waistbands adorn their bodies, which, for the Hamar, tend to be made with black and red beads. (The Banna, their close neighbors, mostly use blue and black beads). Women wear thick copper necklaces announcing their marital status. They wear a lather long tipped necklace and two copper necklaces if they’re the first wife and only two copper necklaces if they’re second, third or fourth wife to one man.

One striking characteristic of the Hamar men and women is that they indulge in elaborate hair-dressing. Men wear a clay cap which is painted and decorated with feathers and other ornaments. They also paint themselves with white chalk paste during ceremonial events. The women decorate their hair with clay and butter twisted into a striking long plait. Ethnic men are often seen carrying a small stool or pillow in the Omo region in general.

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Visit Omo Valley tribes in 3 days tour from Addis

The natural beauty of the Omo Valley is unsurpassed. The diverseness of the people, the languages, the traditions and the landscape (in a comparatively small area) is unequaled anywhere on this vast continent. The untainted attire and intrinsic majesty of the people living in an age-old traditional manner will touch the hearts of all who come here and the images will stain the visitors’ memory long after they return home.

These fascinating peoples live isolated, extreme and particularly harsh lives. However, they decorate themselves lavishly and their colorful dress and beautification customs give them an identity and highlights their uniqueness.

Their dress is often scant, commonly utilizing skins and other natural resources. However, for men and women alike, it is usual to be adorned with jewelry, beads, clay face and body painting, feathers, ear and lip plates, bodily scarification and other practices.

Little is known about the origins of these customs but it is sufficient to say that appearance is a distinguishing factor for neighboring tribes; it is indeed extremely important to these exceptional people.


Day 1
Fly from Addis Ababa to Jinka & drive to Mursi tribe village (by 4WD)

Arrive at Bako(Jinka) Airport, South Omo Zone capital, you are welcomed by the team and then you will be taken to a restaurant for lunch. After lunch you will drive to a remote village of the Mursi tribe and spend the night with the Mursi camping in the village.

Day 2
Drive to Turmi of Hamar tribe via Mago National Park & Jinka

While early pack the camping equipment and head for Hamar tribe’s Turmi town through Mago National Park. There is a chance to see some game on the way. Visit the Ari tribe village before arriving Jinka for lunch. After lunch in Jinka, continue to Turmi town where the Hamar tribe reside around. On the way from Jinka to Turmi there is a chance to see a tribal market on these days (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday). Finally visit Hamar tribes village around 5:30 pm. Over night camping at Kazke/Mango campsite (shower & toilet available).

Day 3
Drive Turmi to Jinka and fly back to Addis Ababa

Early morning breakfast and a short stop at a tribal market on these days (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday) if not seen the previous day and start driving back to Jinka (130 Km: 3 hours). Have a cofee break in Jinka and head to Jinka/Bako Airport for your flight back to Addis Ababa or Arba Minch.

Price Includes/Excludes

The Trip Cost Includes

  • • Transportation (4WD vehicle with driver and fuel starting from Jinka airport),
  • • Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea),
  • • Accommodations during the trip in Hotel & Camping in tent at campsites with & without shower,
  • • Service fees for camping and cooking equipment, guide, cook, local guides, village fees and park fees
  • • Tent, mattress & pillow, all-season sleeping bag/bed sheets (in case if you don’t have your own. Sleeping bag/sheets must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • • First Aid Medical Kit (Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • • International & Domestic Airfare
  • • Visa Charges
  • • Hotel Expenses (In Addis Ababa)
  • • Your travel and medical insurance
  • • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, tidbits etc
  • • Food and accommodations in Addis Ababa
  • • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary (Bull Jumping ceremony, Evangadi dance ceremony or other ceremonial events, photo & video fees for the tribes)
  • • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter or vehicle off the program

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