Omo Valley Travel & Tours offers you unique and affordable 6 day Omo Valley tours from Jinka, Southern Ethiopia. This Omo Valley trip package allows you to visit most of the famous Omo Valley tribes authentically and uniquely. We also offer 6-day Omo valley tours from Addis Ababa and Arba Minch. Book this trip package and experience life with the Omo Valley tribes such as Mursi, Banna, Hamar, Karo (Kara), and Dassanech tribes. You will also visit tribal markets such as Keyafer, Dimeka, Turmi, or Alduba Markets. You may get the chance to attend the Hamar Bull Jumping Ceremony (optional) or the Evangadi Dancing Ceremony of the Hamar and the Banna (Bana) tribes.
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This 6 day Omo Valley Tour is a great itinerary to explore the Omo Valley tribes in combination with the Konso, Arba Minch, and Dorze areas. It combines natural attractions and tribal or cultural experiences with world heritage sites in Konso. You see unique tribal markets and exceptional ceremonial events (most probable).
Minalu will meet you at Jinka airport and continue driving 130km to Turmi town. On the way, you will visit a tribal market such as Keyafer market (on Thursday), Alduba Market (on Tuesday), Dimeka market (on Saturday), or Turmi market (on Monday). If it's not a market day, you will visit a village of the Banna tribe on the way. You may visit Hamar village or attend the available ceremonial events (Optional).
Overnight: Buska Lodge in Turmi
Drive 70km south to meet with the Dassanech people. The word Dassanech means people of the delta. They are unique people whose livelihood interlay depends on the Omo River. Return to Turmi for lunch and visit a market if it is a market day. You may also see the Bull Jumping Ceremony (Optional).
Overnight: Buska Lodge in Turmi
Drive 65km west of Turmi and meet the Kara (Karo) tribe famous for body and facial paintings. They live in a beautiful village by the shore of the Omo River. You will meet the kara people and visit a family who will prepare a traditional coffee ceremony in their house. You will have the chance to discuss with the family and get a genuine connection with the people. In the afternoon, head to Jinka 128 km from Turmi.
Overnight: Eco-Omo Lodge in Jinka
Drive some 50km through the Mago National Park to meet face to face with the most famous Mursi tribe. The Mursi are popular for lip plates. They also do extensive body scarification. You will return to Jinka for lunch and continue the 140km drive on an asphalt road to Konso.
Overnight: Kanta Lodge
On the morning of this day, you will visit Konso village UNESCO world heritage site. You will discover the ancient wall or fortress of the Konso village, the community houses (Mora), and generation poles. You will also visit the Konso chief's compound and meet him at his traditional palace. You will visit his ancestral graveyard inside the forest by walking for about 20 minutes one way. Continue to Arba Minch for lunch and prosed to Dorze peoples village located on top of the Guge Mountain at an altitude of 2400 meters. You will enjoy the traditional doze food made from the False Banana (Enset) plant, and experience the traditional techniques of weaving and making pottery.
Overnight: Haile Resort.
after breakfast, you will drive 10km to Lake Chamo and go on a boat trip to see Crocodiles, Hippos, and some birdlife at the so-called Crocodile Market. You will return back to Arba Minch and head to the airport before or after lunchtime to cache your flight back to Addis Ababa. It will be the End of the tour.