Ethiopia: Journey through the Omo Valley

Not only one of the most fascinating countries on the continent, Ethiopia is also incredibly diverse, both culturally and geographically. Travelling south from the capital, this spectacular journey takes you past the Great Rift Valley and deep into the Omo Valley, home to some of the most colourful and interesting tribal groups in the country.

From Addis Ababa you will journey south by 4WD, travelling through the spectacular landscapes of the East Africa Rift Valley. On entering the Omo Valley you will visit the distinctive beehive house of the Dorze people, before taking in the crocodile market of Arba Minch and the waters of Lake Chamo. The drive to Jinka then takes you through the remote heartlands of the Konso and the Banna people and on to the Mago National Park, home to the Mursi, with their distinctive lip plates.

The important market town of Turmi provides a chance to watch the tribes gather from all across the region, before seeking out the Karo, the most threatened of all the Omo Valley tribes. The return journey towards Addis then offers an opportunity to enjoy more of the Rift Valley’s natural charms and abundant birdlife.

Highlights:

  • See the famous National Museum in Addis Ababa
  • Spot hippos and crocodiles on a Lake Chamo boat cruise
  • Visit the buzzing weekly market at Key Afar
  • Photograph the fascinating people of the Omo Valley tribes
  • Enjoy some time relaxing in beautiful Yigra Alem

Accommodation:

Tour Includes:

  • 11 nights characterful three star lodge accommodation, 1 night locally graded four star hotel
  • 11 breakfasts
  • Accompanied by a local driver and separate English speaking guide for the duration of the holiday
  • Private 4WD Land Cruiser for one or two people
  • Sightseeing programme including all entrance fees
  • Private guided transfers to and from all airports

*Please note the prices shown are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin or double room

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