Omo River Valley Tours

7 Days

Experience authentic Omo River Valley tours with Omo Valley Tour and Travel, TripAdvisor’s best tour operator for Omo Valley tours with 100% 5-star reviews. We offer unique Omo River Valley tour packages that allow you to experience the Omo River Valley tribes in a natural approach. It is not the same experience when you travel with a local tour operator in the Omo Valley region. Discover the tribes of the Omo Valley with a local tour operators.

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Booking a tour of the Omo River Valley with a local company has many advantages. You will receive a warm welcome from the locals for being with a local tour operator. The locals will also appreciate the employment opportunity for their community. You will also get a real insight into the cultures and rituals. You will have the chance to learn about and truly immerse yourself in the culture. You will have an enriching life experience from your Omo River Valley Tour with us in south-western Ethiopia. Check out the Google reviews of Omo Valley Tour and Travel.

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Itinerary

Visit Jinka and around. If it is a market day, you will visit a market in Jinka or the nearby towns such as Kako, Gaazer, Yetnebersh, and Kayssa. Overnight: Eco-Omo Lodge (the best in Jinka)
After breakfast at your lodge, depart early to non-touristic Mursi Village (50 km one-way drive on gravel road) so as to get a genuine experience with the famous Mursi people. Return back to Jinka for lunch and continue to Turmi town of the Hamar tribe. On the way you will visit a Banna or Hamar tribal market depending on the day (if it is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday). There is no market for the remaining 3 days. Overnight: Buska Lodge or Paradise Lodge (the best in Turmi)
Depart to Omo Rate town 70 km south on asphalt road to meet with the Dassanech tribe known as the people of the Omo delta. Omo Rate is the last border town in southern Ethiopia. Immigration officials will examine your visa and passport, then continue to one of the best non-touristy Dassanech villages and experience the Dassanech people. You will return to Turmi for lunch and get rest. You will visit Hamar Village in the late afternoon. Overnight: Buska Lodge or Paradise Lodge (the best in Turmi)
Drive from Turmi to Karo Korcho 60 km road to the most popular and attractive Karo tribe village. The village is on a hill where the Omo River makes a zigzag turn. You will meet the Kara tribe and interact genuinely by not rushing to take pictures. After getting an enriching experience with the Karo tribe and learning the local perspective of the cultures, you will return to Turmi for lunch. After lunch, you will visit a tribal market available in the area. There is a chance to see the Hamar bull jumping ceremony during your stay in Turmi town (optional). Overnight: Buska Lodge or Paradise Lodge (the best in Turmi)
Drive 200 km to Konso village on partial gravel and partially asphalt road. On the way, you will visit the available tribal market (if preferable and available to be decided by your guide by considering the previous day's activities) and stop for lunch either in Key Afer or Woyto town depending on your morning activity. In the afternoon, you will visit Konso village, the Konso King at his traditional palace, the graveyard in a sacred forest where his ancestors are barred, and a grave mark called Waka erected. Overnight: at Kanta Lodge
Drive 90 km to Arba Minch and check in to your hotel. After your break and lunch, continue to Dorze village. After enjoying the beautiful Dorze landscape and people, you will return to Arba Minch for the night. Overnight: at Hayle Resort (the best in Arba Minch)
On the morning of this day, you will head to Lake Chamo for a short boat trip. It is highly likely to see Crocodiles and Hippos in the Lake. You will also see some of the beautiful lake birds. After lunch, head to Arba Minch airport to fly back to Addis. End of the tour.

Price of Omo River Valley Tours for Different Group Size

  1. Price for One (1) Person = $1775 USD
  2. Price for Two (2) People = $2100/group or $1050/person
  3. Price for Three (3) People = $2697/group or $899/person USD

Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Transportation (4WD vehicle with driver and fuel starting from Jinka airport),
  • Guide (Minalu Adem), the best Omo Valley guide in Ethiopia.
  • Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Accommodations during the trip: the best in the destinations
  • All entrance fees except ceremonies
  • All the required permits and paperwork
  • Photography Fee
  • A free copy of “A Guide to the Tribes, Omo Valley” written by Minalu Adem, founder and guide @ Omo Valley Tour and Travel.

Cost Excludes

  • International & Domestic Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, telephone, laundry, etc
  • Food and accommodations in Addis Ababa
  • Ceremonial Events; Bull Jumping ceremony, Evangadi dancing, etc
  • Tips, Invitations, etc

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Omo River Valley Tours

Omo River Valley Tour

  • 4WD Nissan Patrol or Toyota Landcruiser 1O5 vehicle in good condition
  • Luxury, The Best Lodges and Resort in Destinations, 3-5 Stars
  • Jinka (Baco)
  • Arba Minch
  • English

The Best Omo Valley Tour Guide and Operator in Ethiopia