Cultural tour to visit the tribal people of the Omo Valley
This is a private tour of 10 days to visit the tribal people of the Lower Omo Valley found in the Southern Ethiopia. This tour is planned for a maximum of three people with a comfortable Toyota 4WD Land Cruiser equipped with air con and seat belts but can be customized to accommodate bigger groups.
The tour focuses on visiting a number of interesting tribal people at their villages and weekly held colorful cultural markets. Some of the tribes visitors would meet are the Mursi people whose women are unique for inserting clay lip plates in their lower lips, the Karo people who are noted for their beautiful body paintings, the Dasenech are famous for their body scarification, the Hamer people's women are identified with their home made leather skirts and hair dressings, and the Sidama are known for their cultivation of Enset or False Banana Tree. Visitors also visit 7 of the Rift Valley Lakes.
Please, contact me to customize the tour to fit your time, and other interests best!
Day 1 - Addis Ababa - rock church of Adadi - Tiya Stele (UNESCO World H. Site) Arba Minch O/N - Paradise Lodge
Day 2 - Arba Minch - Konso villages (UNESCO World Heritage) - Dimeka (Market) - Turmi O/N - Turmi Lodge
Day 3 - Turmi - Murulle - Kangate - Turmi
Cross the Omo River by boat to visit the Karo and the Dasenech tribal people. O/N - Turmi Lodge
Day 4 - Turmi - Omo Rate - Turmi (Market) O/N - Turmi Lodge
Day 5 - Turmi - Dimeka (Market) - Jinka O/N - Jinka Resort Hotel
Day 6 - Jinka - Villages of Mursi and Ari people - Jinka O/N - Jinka Resort Hotel
Day 7 - Jinka - Key Afer (Market) - Yabello O/N - Yabello Motel
Day 8 - Yabello - Singing Wells - Salt Lake of Dublock - Yabello
The Borena people dig deep water wells in the dry season and men on a ladder pass buckets of water up singing encouraging songs. O/N - Yabello Motel
Day 9 - Yabello - Sidama Villages - Lake Awassa O/N - Lewi Resort Hotel
Day 10 - Lake Awassa - Addis Ababa. Short city tour of Addis Ababa, farewell dinner and end of tour
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up from where you are Addis Ababa - the airport, any hotel or any other location. If we are to meet at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, the exact meeting point is after you get out of the terminal (building), to your left you'll see a long walking steps between two big trees. I'll be waiting you there with a sign of your name.
See you there!
End location: Hotel, airport or any place in Addis Ababa
Duration: 10 days
We use a comfortable and air conditioned Four Wheels Drive Toyota Land Cruiser equipped with air conditioning and seat belts.
Price includes the following services: -
- Private comfortable Toyota 4WD Land Cruiser equipped with air conditioning and seat belts
- Fuel (gasoline), and driver's allowance
- Professional experienced English speaking tour guide for the entire route (My time)
- All on-site expert tour guides
- Bottled water in the vehicle
- Boat rent to cross the Omo River to visit few villages
- Farewell dinner on the last night
- And, all related government taxes.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
23000 Ethiopian Birr - For entrance fee, accommodation, fees to take picture and meals per person.
Businesses and places of visits prefer to be paid in cash with the local currency.
Price may increase any time.
This tour can be offered by including/excluding price elements, places of visits, and adjusting number of days. Please contact me.
Price does NOT include: -
- Any accommodations
- Any entrance (admission) fees to visit the places mentioned
- Any meals
- Any expense of personal nature such as fees to take photos and videos, laundry, souvenirs, etc
- And, any expense which is not mentioned in the "Included" list above