Omo Valley Tours from Addis Ababa (8 Days)

8 Days

Book 8 Days Omo Valley tours from Addis Ababa with Top Omo Valley Tours – a local tribal tour operator, the best Omo valley travel company.

The Omo Valley tribes are known for their captivating cultural traditions that have been passed down through generations. From intricate body paintings to elaborate ceremonies, every aspect of their culture tells a story. Witnessing these traditions firsthand allows you to gain a deeper appreciation for the rich tapestry of human heritage.

Authentic 8 days Omo Valley Tour from Addis Ababa

All prices listed below are for a private tour, you will not join a group. Below are the high-end tour price of this package for different group sizes;

  • The price for a solo traveler is $1999 USD;
  • The price for two up to four (2-4) people is $1200 per person USD;

Trip Highlights

  • Omo Valley Tribes; Mursi, Banna, Hamar, Karo, Dassanech, etc.
  • Omo Valley Tribal Markets: Alduba Market, Dimeka Market, Turmi Market, etc.
  • Konso village, UNESCO world heritage site
  • Dorze village
  • Boat trip on Lake Chamo, see Crocodiles and Hippos

8 Days Omo Valley Tour Itinerary

Visit the Jinka museum and Aari Village located near Jinka Town. The Aari ethnic group boosts the largest population in South Omo Zone. They are predominantly agriculturalists 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 Jinka

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 pastoralists with small-scale rain-fed agriculture. The Mursi men perform a fear stick fighting ceremony called “donga” during 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 the bull jumping ceremony as well as the Evangadi dancing ceremony. On the way from Jinka to Turmi, you will have the opportunity to see a tribal market on a market day.
Overnight: Paradise Lodge Turmi

After breakfast in Turmi start driving south for 72km to Omo Rate town where the Dassanech tribe resides. 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. There 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 in the late afternoon where you will be invited by a Hamar family for the traditional coffee ceremony “Shoforo” inside their traditional hut.
Overnight: Paradise Lodge 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 its 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 River on which their livelihood mainly depends. 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.
Overnight: Paradise Lodge Turmi

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 skills. The ancient villages (over 1000 years) and the landscape with terraces are registered by UNESCO as a world heritage site. The people of Konso erect wooden statues or totems called “waka” for heroes 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 ancestral graveyard in his sacred forest. Finally, you will visit the Konso museum and learn more about the people and their culture.
Overnight: Kanta Lodge Konso

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 having 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 exceptional artistic skills, and preparation of “Kocho” a kind of bread prepared from the “Inset” false banana plant which is their main staple diet.
Overnight: Haile Resort Arba Minch

Arba Minch is a town that is decorated by the two largest rift valley lakes, Lake Abaya and Lake Chamo.
You will go for a short boat trip on Lake Chamo to see Crocodiles, Hippos and some lake birds. You will
continue driving 250 km (4 hours) to Yirgalem via Sodo and visit the Sidama village by hiking from the
peaceful Aregash Lodge.

After breakfast, depart on a 50 km (1 hour) drive to the nit Awassa (Hawassa) to visit Lake Awassa and
the fish market. After lunch, you will be dropped off at Awassa Airport and fly to Addis Ababa with one
of the afternoon flights.


Cost Includes

  • Transportation (4WD vehicle with driver and fuel starting from Jinka airport),
  • Guide and local guides
  • Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Accommodations during the trip: the best in the destinations
  • All entrance fees except ceremonies
  • All the required permits and paperwork
  • Photo fee in tribal 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 it a private tour or an I going to join others?

This tour is a private tour, you will have your private 4WD SUV with a driver, guide, and local guides in tribal villages.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Omo Valley Tours from Addis Ababa (8 Days)
9% Off
From $1,320.00 $1,200.00
/ Adult (from 2 to 4 Pax)
From $2,200.00 $1,999.00
/ Solo Traveler

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