Projects We Support At The Lower Omo

Lower Omo River Valley Ethiopia tribes, tours

As we are locals among the Omo Valley tribes, we support conservation project at South Omo, and contribute our share for our community as well as for the sustainability of tourism industry in this remote and isolated region. We also follow principles of sustainable tourism and are determined to benefit the community from the smokeless industry.

Mursi women at Marege village
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Omo Valley Tours

I Minalu Adem , founder of Omo Valley Travel and Tours, was born and raised in Jinka, South Omo Zone, SNNPR Ethiopia a town in Omo Valley in the middle of several tribes, I worked as a local guide from 1999 - 2001 while attending my last three years of high school. From 2002 to 2008, I went to university and studied Business Management and Economics. Afterwards, driven to return to my passion of working in tourism, I completed my tour guide training then worked as a Tour Leader and CEO for G Adventures Ethiopia until 2014. I have great love for my country, particularly its culture and nature and I am proud to show my beautiful country, particularly the Omo Valley, in such a unique way.
In 2014, I started a tour company called Omo Valley Travel and Tours, which is a local Omo Valley tour operator (travel agency) providing visitors with the best cultural and nature experience possible in the Lower Omo River Valley, Ethiopia. Working in partnership with local tribal communities, Omo Valley Travel & Tours provides responsible and enriching tours that celebrate the diverse traditions and landscapes of Africa's last frontier.
I published my first book about Omo Valley tribes, in 2014 titled, “A Guide To The Tribes, Omo Valley”. The second volume was published in 2017, which is a new and improved version of the first edition of the guide, featuring updated information and new photographs. Additionally, I am working on an even more comprehensive volume about the Omo Valley tribes to publish as an eBook that will be available online soon.
Drawing on my experience and passion, I am sharing a lot essential information about the history, traditions, customs and much more information about the incredible Omo River Valley region. I hope that these information will enrich each reader’s / visitor’s experience and knowledge, as well as create a deeper cross-cultural understanding.

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