Visit Surma Tribes, Tum, Arba Minch, Konso

Tour Omo Valley 9 Days

Tour Omo Valley 9 Days

Tour Omo Valley

The Omo Valley of Southern Ethiopia

Omo valley Tribes Tours

South Omo – untouched Culture: The southern region is a unique place for diversified ethnics with their untouched culture. To mention some, Surma & Mursi (both ethnic’s women cut their lips to insert the clay plates as a sign of beauty), Hamar (also spelled as Hamer), Bena, Konso People, Bume, Nyangatom, Karo People, Arbore People, Dassenech People, Menit, Dizi People & etc practice amazing tradition & culture. Bull Jumping ceremony is being performed by Hamers- frequented between Septembers – October and at random time before/after the main rainy season (February – April).

DONGA - stick fighting is being performed by Surma people – most probable on every September. Markets in the upper and lower Omo are unique and worthy to be visited. Travel to South Omo, discover culture in Omo River Regions, Tour in the Rift Valley (Omo valley), and visit Omo Park, Mago Park, Nechisar Park, Lake Chamo for Hippos, Nile Crocodiles & White Pelicans. Tour in Ethnographic Museum, a great introduction to Ethiopian culture and history. Visit the Merkato, Africa's largest outdoor markets. This is true: When it’s over ... No Regrets!!

Peoples of South Ethiopia

Discover the unique wilderness in Omo Valley

Explore the Artifacts of Omo Valley Tribes

The Lower Omo is land of a remarkable mix of small ethnic groups with unique cultures! The Bume and Konso, the Galeb (Dassenech), the Bodi, the Mursi, the Surma, the Arbore, the Karo, the Hamer (Hamar), Tsemay, Dorze, Dizi are the major peoples dwelling in the region. They live almost without the current global civilization & technology! Their culture, artifacts, ornaments & decorations they use are simple & unique. The Hamar, the Surma, the Karo tribes, for instance, are experts in body paintings, using clays and locally available vegetable pigments to trace incredible patterns on their faces, chests, arms, hairs and legs.

Omo Valley Tribes


Program: Omo Valley Culture Tour

Tour Code: Mursi 03

Duration: 8 Nights (9 Days)

Transportation: Air & Land (4WD)

Tour starts: Addis Ababa

Tour Ends: Addis Ababa

Day1: Arrival/ Addis Ababa. Overnight – Hotel – Addis

Day2: fly from Addis to Arba Minch. Visit Nechisar National Park and Lake Chamo. Overnight – hotel – Arba Minch

Day3: Drive from Arba Minch to Jinka. Overnight – hotel – Jinka

Day4: Mursi tribes and Mago National Park. Overnight – Jinka

Day5: Drive from Jinka to Turmi. Overnight – Turmi

Day6: Full day Excursion for Karo tribes. Overnight – Turmi

Day7: Excursion for Dassenech/Galeb & Turmi market if on Monday. Overnight – Turmi

Day8: Drive from Turmi to Arba Minch – Overnight – Arba Minch

Day9: Fly from Arba Minch to Addis and departure

Notice: This itinerary can be amended up on your request

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