Omo valley

tribal villages.ethnic culture

Summary: Cultural tour to omo valley
Duration6 days 5 night- tour itinerary to Omo valley Ethiopia

For thousands of years the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia was a crossroads for droves of people migrating to new lands. Today, it is undoubtedly one of the most unique places on earth because of the sheer diversity of tribal groups that live in this remote area of the Great Rift Valley. This is an extraordinary opportunity to immerse in the fabric of some of these societies, including the Mursi, Hamer and Karo tribes, each with their distinct culture. Expect a real adventure with conditions basic; the Omo Valley being an incredible reminder of an Africa that has not yet seen modernisation. From Addis Ababa we drive to the Omo Valley region and enjoy a boat trip on Lake Chamo to spot hippos and an array of water birds. For the next few days we move from village to village, witnessing traditional lifestyles. The Mursi traditions, whose women insert large clay plates in their lower lips, and the Hamer, who scar and paint their bodies in a mark of their culture, are incredibly fascinating. Returning to Addis Ababa at the conclusion of our trip we reflect on this memorable experience of untouched cultures, ceremonies and astounding natural environments.



Day 1

Together with the team of Ethiopian High Land Tours We drive to ARBAMINCH passing the town of BUTAJIRA-HOSSANA. On the way visit TIYA stone field and GURAGE village after Lunch Late in the afternoon we will arrive in the town is called Arbaminch. Sleep the night at Arbaminch

Arbaminch, CHENCHA, NECHESAR National park & Lake CHAMO

Day 2

Together with our team In the morning, visit the local market in Dorze (Monday and Thursday) or Chencha (Tuesday andSaturday).  Afterwards, continue driving to Arba Minch.  In the afternoon, take a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the “crocodile market”, and the local hippos.  Overnight in Arba Minch (camping, hotel or lodge)

Karo tribe
Konso village


Day 3

After breakfast, depart from arbaminch to Konso, The Konso people are known for their wooden statues, known as wakas, which are erected in honor of dead heroes as well as their innovative agricultural terracing.  Today you will have the opportunity to visit a local village and the cultural museum displaying many waka statues.  Time permitting, you can also visit the “natural New York Village”, named after the tall sand formations resembling skyscrapers.  After the visit, continue to Ginka  via Key Afar.  Thursday is market day in Key Afar, where you will see the Benna and Tsemai tribes trading goods.This is another very popular market in the region.  After the visit,proceed to Ginka overnight hotel or lodge


Day 4

In the morning, drive through the Mago National Park to a local village of the Mursi tribe.  The Mursi are known for their lower lip and earlobe plates. This is touristic village but we pass the touristic village is called minisha and we will pass this village drive to visit remote mursi village and bodi tribe where you could not see other tourists.  In the afternoon, after returning to Jinka, we will have a lunch then we will drive to turmi through keyafar We attend the colorful Thursday  market Keyafer, Tuesday marketalduba(demeka) and Monday market  in turmi, then we visit the Hamer village, in the night, most probably we will see bull jumping and evangadi dance, Overnight in Buska lodge (available for camping in the hamer village


Day 5

Together with the team of lungo local tour ethiopia Drive from turmi the none touristic area-lake turkana in the morning, drive to bubwa by cancelling the touristic village to Omorate to visit the Dassenech tribe.  Here you will cross the Omo River by local boat and enter a Dassenech village we will go to check your passport then drive to west side to border of turkana people and dassenech a place where two lake join lake tourkana and omo river  Over night camping in dassenech village

Visit lake turkana, Dasenech

Day 6

In afternoon we drive to ginka a town through keyafar We attend the colorful Thursday market Keyafer, Tuesday market alduba(demeka) and Monday market  in turmi, on the way you will visit the bena and ari tribe after having lunch in Ginka transfer to airport.


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