The Southern Omo Valley

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: Arrive to Addis Ababa and City tour
  • Day 2: Drive to Arbaminch  overnight Lodge or Hotel
  • Day 3: Boat Trip on Lake Chamo, Drive to Jinka
  • Day 4: Mursi village visit, Jinka Museum and drive to Turmi
  • Day 5: Karo and Hammer villages and Turmi
  • Day 6: Return to Arbaminch via Konso Ttival village
  • Day 7: Visit Dorze Village and Drive to Langano
  • Day 8: Return to Addis Ababa
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