5 Day Omo Valley Tribes Tour

5 Days

Book your 5 Day Omo Valley Tribes Tour; Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the Mursi, Hamar, Banna, Karo, and Aari tribes.

5 Days Omo Valley Tribes Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Fly Addis Ababa to Jinka (Baco) - Drive to Turmi (Hamar Tribe)
Your guide will meet you at Jinka airport and continue driving 130km to Turmi town. On the way, you will visit a tribal market such as Keyafer market (on Thursday), Alduba Market (on Tuesday), Dimeka market (on Saturday), or Turmi market (on Monday). If it's not a market day, you will visit a village of the Banna tribe on the way. You may visit Hamar village or attend the available ceremonial events (Optional).

Overnight: Paradise Lodge in Turmi

Drive 70km south to meet with the Dassanech people. The word Dassanech means people of the delta. They are unique people whose livelihood interlay depends on the Omo River. Return to Turmi for lunch and visit a market if it is a market day. You may also see the Bull Jumping Ceremony (Optional).

Overnight: Paradise Lodge in Turmi

Drive 65km west of Turmi and meet the Kara (Karo) tribe famous for body and facial paintings. They live in a beautiful village by the shore of the Omo River. You will meet the kara people and visit a family who will prepare a traditional coffee ceremony in their house. You will have the chance to discuss with the family and get a genuine connection with the people. In the afternoon, head to Jinka 128 km from Turmi.

Overnight: Eco-Omo Lodge in Jinka (from the newly built rooms)

Drive some 50km through the Mago National Park to meet face to face with the most famous Mursi tribe. The Mursi are popular for lip plates. They also do extensive body scarification. You will return to Jinka for lunch and continue the 140km drive on an asphalt road to Konso. You will visit Konso village UNESCO world heritage site. You will discover the ancient wall or fortress of the Konso village, the community houses (Mora), and generation poles.

Overnight: Kanta Lodge Konso

Continue to Arba Minch on a 90 km 2 hour drive and stop by Lake Chamo. Embark on a boat trip on Lake Chamo to see the so called crocodile market where you find the crocodiles and hippos in the lake. Following lunch, you will be dropped at Arba Minch airport for you after noon flight to Addis.


Cost Includes

  • Transportation: 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or Nissan Patrol with driver and fuel starting from Jinka airport,
  • Guide and local guides,
  • Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
  • Accommodations during the trip: mentioned on the program,
  • All entrance fees except ceremonies,
  • All the required permits and paperwork,
  • Photo fees in tribal villages.

Cost Excludes

  • International & domestic airfare,
  • Visa charges,
  • Your travel and medical insurance,
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, bar bills, telephone, laundry, etc,
  • Food and accommodations in Addis Ababa,
  • Ceremonial Events; Bull Jumping ceremony, Evangadi dancing, etc,
  • Tips, Invitations, etc,

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

5 Day Omo Valley Tribes Tour
From $825
/ Adult

Trip Info

  • High-end: Paradis Lodge Turmi, Eco Omo Lodge Jinka, Kanta Lodge Konso
  • Jinka airport
  • Jinka
  • Included
  • Arba Minch
  • All Season
  • Available
  • English
  • Included (B, L, D) from meeting to end point
  • Available
  • USD cash
  • Available
  • 4WD SUV with AC
  • Available

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