Omo Valley Tours from Addis Ababa

8 Days

8 days Omo Valley tours from Addis Ababa with Omo Valley Tour and Travel – a local tribal tour operator based in Lower Omo River Valley. We are the top recommended company for Omo Valley tours on TripAdvisor. These 8 Days Omo Valley tours from Addis Ababa combines both nature and indigenous cultures of the divers Southern Ethiopia region. Visit Ethiopian tribes with the best local Omo valley tour guide and operator in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Omo Valley Tribes, From Addis Ababa (8 Days)

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
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: at Buska Lodge
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: at Buska Lodge
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. Finally, you will visit a Hamar village near Turmi in the late afternoon where you will be invited by a Hamar family for the traditional coffee ceremony “Shoforo” inside their traditional hut. Overnight: Buska Lodge
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 or similar
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: Hayle Resort or similar
Arba Minch is a town that 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 the boat to Netch Sar National Park. There will be about 2-hour trekking back and forth, a one-hour walk to the white grass field to see mostly Zebras and possibly Kudus, Gazels, Warthogs, etc... Over Night: Haile Resort Arba Minch
In the morning you will visit the crocodile farm and the 40 springs which Arba Minch is named after. After lunch, you will proceed to the airport to catch your flight back to Addis and it will be the end of your tour with us.

Price of 8 Days Omo Valley Tours from Addis Ababa for Different Group Size

  1. Price for One (1) Person = $2099 USD
  2. Price for Two (2) People = $2499/group or $1249.5/person
  3. Price for Three (3) People = $3225/group or $1075/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, 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 Valley Tours from Addis Ababa

Trip Facts

  • 4WD Land Cruiser 1O5 or Nissan Patrol in Very Good Condition
  • The Best Resorts and Lodges in the Destinations, Luxury, 3-Star - 5 Star
  • Jinka (Baco)
  • Arba Minch
  • English

The Best Omo Valley Tour Guide and Operator in Ethiopia