Tribes of the Ethiopian Omo Valley – 9 Day Tour

Ethiopia’s Omo Valley is an unforgettable place. On this 9 day tour, you will immerse yourself into one of the remotest and culturally diverse regions in all of Africa.

Tribes that we will visit will include: the Mursi, Dorze, Erbore, Konso and more. You will get an insight into their complex customs and unique way of life. Where possible we visit local markets, one of the best ways to experience life in the Omo Valley.

This tour will be like no other tour you have taken and will take you to some of the remotest parts of Ethiopia.

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 8x Dinner
    • 8x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Professional Guide
    • Scout Fee
    • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Ethiopia
    • Entry/Admission - Ethnological Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Entoto
    • Entry/Admission - Tiya World Heritage Site
    • Entry/Admission - Dorze Village
    • Entry/Admission - Konso Cultural Centre
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic Beverage
    • Services which are not listed on the inclusion

  • Day 1: ARRIVAL

    Pass By: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
    Arrival to Addis Ababa. Meeting with company’s representative at the airport. Transfer to city center hotel after which you will have time to relax.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Jupiter International Hotel


    Stop At: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
    On the first full day in Addis Ababa, we’ll bring you on a city tour so that you can get a quick overview of the cities highlights. Places of interest that we will visit include: National Museum of Ethiopia, the Ethnological Museum, Holy Trinity and St. Georges Cathedrals and Entoto Mountain.

    In the evening, we can go to a traditional Ethiopian restaurant to enjoy local food and Ethiopia’s unique form of dancing.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Stop At: National Museum of Ethiopia, King George VI Street, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    The main draw of visiting the National Museum of Addis Ababa, is to see the remain of ‘Lucy’. ‘Lucy’ is a collection of fossilised bones that once made up the skeleton of a hominid from the Australopithecus afarensis species. She lived in Ethiopia 3.2 million years ago.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ethnological Museum, Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Set within Haile Selassie’s former palace and surrounded by the beautiful gardens and fountains of Addis Ababa University’s main campus is the enthralling Ethnological Museum. Even if you’re not normally a museum fan, this one is worth a bit of your time – it’s easily one of the finest museums in Africa.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Aratkilo area Addis, Addis Ababa 123 Ethiopia
    Holy Trinity Cathedral, known in Amharic as Kidist Selassie, is the highest ranking Orthodox cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It was built to commemorate Ethiopia’s liberation from Italian occupation and is the second most important place of worship in Ethiopia, after the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Axum.

    St George’s Orthodox Cathedral was built by Italian prisoners of war defeated at Adwa in 1896. It was named after St. George, after the Tabot (Ark) of the church was carried to the Battle of Adwa against the Italians during which the Ethiopians secured victory.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mount Entoto, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Entoto Mountain is where in 1881 King Menelik tried to build a capital city. Some of the most interesting places to see at Entoto are a church museum near the church of St. Mary and the old house of King Menelik.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Jupiter International Hotel


    Pass By: Arba Minch, Arba Minch, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    After breakfast, we’ll depart Addis Ababa and head south in the direction of Arba Minch. On the way, stop to visit the Tiya Stele Field.

    Lunch in the town of Sodo

    Arrival in Arba Minch late in the afternoon.

    Stop At: Tiya World Heritage Site, Tiya Ethiopia
    Tiya is among the most important of the roughly 160 archaeological sites discovered so far in the Soddo region, south of Addis Ababa. The site contains 36 monuments, including 32 carved stelae covered with symbols, most of which are difficult to decipher. They are the remains of an ancient Ethiopian culture whose age has not yet been precisely determined.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Paradise Lodge


    Stop At: Dorze Village, Arba Minch Ethiopia
    In the morning, take a boat ride on Lake Chamo which is part of the Nech Sar Park. Here you can observe huge crocodiles and hippos in the wild, as well as lots of water birds.

    Lunch in Arba Minch, after which we’ll go on an excursion to Chencha, village of Dorze people. The highlight of this excursion is a visit to a traditional Dorze house where you can observe how bread is made from false banana and drink locally made alcohol. Return to Arba Minch in the evening.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Paradise Lodge


    Stop At: Turmi, Turmi, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    On day 5, we’ll leave Arba Minch and head towards Turmi. On route, there will be stop offs at Karat Konso, Weito, and Erbore. The stop at Erbore will allow you to take photos of the Erbore people. Once we arrival in Turmi, and if you are lucky, we may get a chance to attend a bull-jumping ceremony in a Hamer village near Turmi.

    Rest at the lodge in the evening.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Buska Lodge

    Day 6: TURMI / JINKA

    Stop At: Key Afer, Key Afer, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    Today we’ll drive from Turmi to Jinka. On the way, we make a stop-over at Key Afar, where every Thursday there is a local market. This market attracts Hamer, Benna, Konso, Ari, and many other people of the South Omo. Arrive at Jinka late in the afternoon and rest at the hotel.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Eyob Pension and Campsite


    Stop At: Konso Cultural Centre, On the road with Stawberry Fields Eco-Lodge, Konso Ethiopia
    n the morning, excursion to the Mago Park. In this park, live the Mursi tribe. It is probably best known in the South Omo Valley, because women of this tribe slit their lower lip and insert a clay or wooden plate, and men fight donga (a stick fight which determines the most eligible bachelors ready to get married). Return to Jinka at lunch time, then drive to Karat Konso.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Kanta Lodge


    Stop At: Langano Lake, Ethiopia
    Drive from Karat Konso to Langano early in the morning. Langano, one of the lakes of the Rift Valley, offers you the chance to take a dip. This area is very popular with people looking to get out of Addis for a few days rest and relaxation.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Sabana Beach Resort


    Pass By: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
    In the afternoon, drive to Addis Ababa.

    Once we arrive in Addis Ababa, the program will finish.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Organised by Simien Image Tour and Travel

Activity ID: V-206584P10

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