Omo Valley Tours from Addis Ababa - 8 Days

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Omo Valley Tours, from Addis Ababa

Authentic lifetime cultural experience with the Lower Omo River Valley tribes, starting from Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

Omo Valley Tour, from Addis Ababa

  • Mursi Tribe
  • Hamar Bull Jumping Ceremony

Includes/Excludes

Cost Includes

  • • Transportation (4WD vehicles including driver and fuel starting from Addis Ababa.
  • • Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea),
  • • Accommodations during the trip in High-End Hotels and Lodges
  • • Service fees for guide, local guides, village fees and park fees

Cost Excludes

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

Omo Valley Tribes, From Addis Ababa (8 Days)

Day 1
Fly Addis Ababa to Jinka - Drive around Jinka

Visit Jinka museum and Aari Village located near Jinka Town. The Aari ethnic group boosts the largest population in South Omo Zone. They are predominantly agriculturalist living on the highlands encircling Jinka. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays you will also visit a colorful market in Jinka or the nearby towns.

Overnight: Eco Omo Lodge

Day 2
Drive Jinka - Mursi Village - Turmi Town (Hamar Tribe)

Drive 60km northwest from Jinka to Mursi village to spend a good interactive moment with the Mursi tribe. Visit the famous Mursi ethnic group whose women wear a round clay lip plate on their bottom lip. The Mursi people are nomadic pastoralist with small scale rain fed agriculture. The Mursi men perform a fears stick fighting ceremony called “donga” during a good harvest seasons of the year.
After lunch in Jinka, continue to Turmi town where the Hamar tribe resides around. The Hamar people are famous for Cattle Leaping also called bull jumping ceremony as well as Evangadi dancing ceremony. On the way from Jinka to Turmi you will have the opportunity to see a tribal market along the way on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.
Overnight: at Buska Lodge

Day 3
Drive Turmi - Omo Rate - Turmi

After breakfast in Turmi start driving south for 72km to Omo Rate town where the Dassanech tribe reside. It is the southern border with Kenya and they will check your visa at an immigration post. Vehicles will be parked by the famous Omo River which the region is named after. You will cross the Omo River by a local dugout canoe the same way the Dassanech tribe does to cross the river. Tere will be a 20 minute walk to get to the village where you will meet the Dassanech tribe and nicely interact with the people in the village as well as attend a short tribal dancing ceremony performed by both Boys and Girls of the Dassanech ethnic group. After lunch and relaxing time at your lodge you will visit a Hamar village near Turmi town at late afternoon where you will be invited by a Hamar family for the traditional coffee ceremony “shoforo” inside their traditional hut.
Overnight: at Buska Lodge

Day 4
Drive Turmi - Kara Korcho Village - Turmi

After breakfast in Turmi town, drive 60km west to Korcho village to meet with the Kara/Karo tribe and have a good interaction with the people. The Kara/Karo ethnic group are known for their elaborate bodily and face painting that resembles the pattern of wild animals and birds around them such as; zebras, leopard, and guinea-fowl. They are small in number and live in 3 large villages on the shore of the Omo Rive which their livelihood mainly depend on. After a memorable immersive experience with the Kara people, return to Turmi town for lunch and then continue experiencing a tribal market and/or a ceremonial event to be found that day. Finally you will visit a Hamar village near Turmi at late afternoon where you will be invited by a Hamar family for the traditional coffee ceremony “shoforo” inside their traditional hut.
Overnight: Buska Lodge

Day 5
Drive Turmi - Konso

Visit the world heritage site of Konso village after driving 200km from Turmi via Dimeka, Alduba, Keyafer and Weyto where you will see Hamar, Banna and/or Tsemay tribal markets on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Konso people are known for their unique terracing skill. The ancient villages some (over 1000 years) and the landscape with terrace are registered by UNESCO as world heritage site. The people of Konso erect wooden statues or totems called “waka” for heros and chiefs. You will also have the chance to see a traditional palace for one of the 9 kings of Konso, Kala Gezahagne Woldedawit, and his ancesteral graveyard in his sacred forest. Finally you will visit Konso museum and learn more about the people and their culture.

Overnight: Kanta Lodge or similar

Day 6
Drive Konso - Arba Minch - Dorze

Drive 90 km from Konso to Arba Minch town which is the largest of all towns on the tour after Addis Ababa. After checking in to your lodge and have lunch at a local restaurant with nice local and international dishes, you will continue to Dorze Village driving 30km over the Guge Mountains. Dorze village is located at an elevation of 2400m ASL. The Dorze people are famous for their unique elephant shaped bamboo houses, sophisticated weaving technic with exceptionally artistic skills, and preparation of “kocho” a kind of bread prepared from “inset” false banana plant which is their main staple diet.
Overnight: Hayle Resort or similar

Day 7
Arba Minch and the surrounding

Arba Minch is a town which is encircled by two large rift valley lakes, Lake Abaya and Lake Chamo. Here you will go for a short boat trip on Lake Chamo to see Crocodiles, Hippos and some lake birds. You will continue on boat to Netch Sar National Park. There will be about 2 hour trekking two ways, one hour walk to the white grass filed to see mostly Zebras and possibly Kudus, Gazels, Worthogs etc…

Over Night: Haile Resort Arba Minch

Day 8
Fly Arba Minch - Addis Ababa

in the morning you will visit the crocodile farm and the 40 springs which Arba Minch is named after. After lunch you will prosed to the airport to catch your flight back to Addis and it will be the end of your tour with us.

Frequently asked Questions

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When is the best time to visit the Omo Valley?

October and November are the best time to visit the Omo Valley. it will be less hot at that time of the year. There will also be ceremonial events as it is a harvesting time. The tribes always enjoy by traditional dancing ceremony after harvesting.

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Omo Valley Tours from Addis Ababa

Omo Valley Tour, from Addis Ababa

  • 4WD vehicles
  • 2 - 7
  • 2400m
  • High-End
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  • Jinka
  • Arba Minch
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