Omo River Valley Tours 7 Day

7 Days

Experience authentic and private Omo River Valley tours with Top Omo Valley Tours. We offer unique private Omo Valley tour packages that allow you to experience the Omo 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 operator. You will meet our family and receive a warm and hearty welcome from our relatives. We believe we are the #1 Omo Valley tour company and will be your choice for many reasons. Check out our reviews for Omo River Valley Tours on TripAdvisor.

Overview

  • It is a private tour, you will have private 4WD car with A/C and a guide along the trip.
  • There is no flight to or from Jinka on Tuesday & Saturday. Please keep that in to consideration when you book this tour.
  • We can customize this tour for you. Let us know if you want to modify the itinerary.

Trip Highlights

  • The Top Popular Omo Valley Tribes; Mursi, Banna, Hamar, Karo (Kara), and Dassanech
  • Omo Valley Tribal Markets; Alduba market, Dimeka market, etc.
  • Bull Jumping Ceremony
  • Konso UNESCO world heritage site
  • Lake Chamo Crocodiles and Hippos
  • Dorze People and Village

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. You will also visit Jinka ethnographic museum and Aari tribe village.
Overnight: Eco-Omo Lodge 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 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 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 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: Kanta Lodge Konso

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: Haile Resort 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

  • Luxury Tour Price for One (1) Person = $1960 USD
  • Luxury Tour Price for Two (2) People = $2300/group or $1150/person
  • You can Inquire about the Mid-Range and Budget Tour Costs of this Package.

Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Transportation (4WD vehicle with driver and fuel starting from Jinka airport),
  • Guide and local guide
  • 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
  • Photo Fee in tribes villages

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

Frequently asked Questions

Is Omo Valley safe?

The omo valley is the safest part in the entire Ethiopia travel destinations. There is no report of security issues on tourists for the last 30 years.
Omo Valley Tour and Travel is a local operator based in Jinka, the heart of Omo River valley. We take you to the villages to meet with our friend from the tribes.

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Omo River Valley Tours 7 Day
From $1,150.00
/ Adult
  • Guided Tour
  • Private Tour

Omo River Valley Tour

  • Private 4WD car with fuel
  • The best available (high end)
  • Included; B, L, D
  • Jinka / Arba Minch
  • Arba Minch / Jinka
  • Private, Luxury
  • English
  • 1 - 2
  • 2500m
  • Normal
  • All
  • Guided tour

Top Omo Valley Tours (Addis Ababa & Jinka)

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