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The South Omo Valley is home to more than 45 ethnic groups each with their own distinct geographical location, language, cultures and social identities coexisting together. These varied ethnic groups are classified as Omotic, Cuscitic and Nilo Saharans. Our tour of the Omo valley, you can have a chance to visit various tribes such as the Murai, Hammer, Ari, Bena, Karo, Erbore and others. Among these ethnic groups we can find the Mursi who are famous for their stick fighting named Donga. Experiencing our ethnographic expedition is being witness to a living museum of people from different cultures living in a harsh but beautiful landscape.

Omo Valley Tour (Surface) [13 Days + 12 Nights]

Day 1: Arrive in Addis
Day 2: Drive to Arbaminch route and visit a Dorze village
Day 3: Drive to Nech Sar National Park and afternoon boat trip on Lake Chamo to see crocodiles and Hippos
Day 4: Drive from Jinka to Mago National Park and visit Nuris village camping
Day 5: Drive from Mago to Murvile and then to Turmi camping
Day 6: Turmi Omorate and Turmi camping
Day 7: Visit Turmi and Konso
Day 8: Visit Konso and Yabello
Day 9: Visit Yabello and the go to Hawassa
Day 10: Hawassa to Goba and visit Bale Mountains National Park
Day 11: From Goba to Senete Plateau then go back to Goba town
Day 12: Drive to Sof Omer Natural underground cave system
Day 13: Drive from Goba to Addis Ababa

Omo Valley Tribes – Arbaminch – Yabello (Surface) [16 Days + 15 Nights]

Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa
Day 2: Drive to Langano en route visit Lake Ziway and Shala Abyata Lakes National park
Day 3: Drive to Arbaminch en route visit to Laita people and Dorze village overnight at Arbaminch Hotel
Day 4: Morning drive to Nech Sar National Park and afternoon boat trip on Echemo Lake
Day 5: Drive to Jinka on the way visit to Tsenoy, Ari and Benna tribes and possible market visit. Overnight in Jinka Hotel
Day 6: Drive to Mago National Park and visit Mursi village with overnight camping
Day 7: Drive to Murille to visit Kera tribe and their village overnight camping at Murulle or Duss
Day 8: Cross the Omo river to visit the Bume tribes with an overnight stay at a Turmi village or lodge
Day 9: Drive to Omorate and visit Dassanech (Geleb) tribe
Day 10: Visit the Hamer market and witness their dances and their customs and villages
Day 11: Drive to Erbore to visit the Erobore tribe and the continue on a visit of the Konso camping and overnight stay in hotel
Day 12: Visit Konso village and in the afternoon visit to Yabello for overnight camping or hotel
Day 13: Drive to “El Sod” salt extraction for the Borena stop at Dublak to witness singing wells and overnight at Yabello hotel
Day 14: Drive to Hawassa
Day 15: Visit Hawassa fish market and afternoon drive back to Addis