Tour to the Omo Valley

Tour Overview

The under list packages focuses on a tribal adventure travel trip, overland into the depths of the Rift Valley, visiting amazing rift valley lakes, witnessing the wildlife and meeting the local tribal people. A word of warning is necessary here. This is definitely an adventure holiday and you must be aware of that we will take you through regions with rundown infrastructure and few western facilities. Roads can be absolutely appalling and you should be prepared to forgo your home comforts. But the rewards of this kind of overland expedition are immense.

We will travel into one of the most unchanged tribal regions in Africa and meet peoples who lifestyles have changed very little in the last two hundred years. At Konso we will explore the Konso tribal culture and villages before heading deep into tribal southern Ethiopia towards the Omo Valley. This is very remote, seldom visited regions, which are home to the Hamer, Mursi, Surma, Bodi, Karo, Nyangatom, Dasenech, Benna, Tsemai, Erbore and more tribal people. The bull jumping of the Hamer people, the stick fight of the Surma tribe and other interesting tribal ceremonies and vibrant tribal market can be visited. Traveling overland allows you to explore regions like this.

Tour Itinerary

Tour code: OLET 506

Duration: 16 Days and 15 nights

Means of Transport: All the way Surface

Day 1: Arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International airport. Overnight Hotel

Day 2: Drive to Langano passing through the rift valley. Overnight Hotel

Day 3: Head south to Arbaminch visiting the Dorze tribe. Overnight Hotel

Day 4: Explore Netchsar National Park and Lake Chamo. Overnight Hotel

Day 5: Journey to Jinka exploring various tribal villages. Overnight Hotel

Day 6: Head to Mago and see the Mursi tribal village. Overnight Camping

Day 7: Discover more Mursi and Bodi tribal villages. Overnight Camping

Day 8: Depart to Murulle and visit Karo ethnic group. Overnight Camping

Day 9: Cross Omo River to visit the Nyangatom tribe. Overnight Camping

Day 10: Trip to Omorate for Dasenech ethnic group. Overnight Camping

Day 11: Depart to Konso visiting the Erbore tribal village. Overnight Hotel

Day 12: Visit the Konso village and then drive to Yabello. Overnight Hotel

Day 13: Daytrip to El Sod crater and visit salt extraction. Overnight Hotel

Day 14: Journey to Yirgalem admiring coffee plantation. Overnight Lodge

Day 15: Head to Wendo Genet known for thermal spring. Overnight Hotel

Day 16: Drive back to Addis Ababa; in the evening departure back home.

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