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Tribes of Omo Valley

Simien Mountain Trekking and Tours - 4 days

  • Tribes of Omo Valley
  • 4 days / 3 nights
  • Max. group: 10 Persons
  • Difficulty: Easy
Overview
Route
What's included
FAQ
Accommodation
Packing List
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Safety
How To Book

Overview

> Visit Lake Asale to see the sunset
> Admire some local Tigrean and Afar tribes’ villages
> Camp on the crater rim, above the active lava lake

The Omo valley, situated in the south-west of Ethiopia, is home to a remarkable mix of small, contrasting ethnic groups not only the Ari and Konso, but also the Tsemai, the Darashi, the Mursi, the Bana, and the Hamer, to name but a few. Join us in this unique experience, meet the local peoples, get to know their cultures and, most impotantly, learn form them and their way of life.

Route

What’s the plan?

Day 1
Your trek starts in Jinka. After berkfast in the morning we drive to the Mursi tribal communities deep in their communal villages crossing through Mago National Park territory and meet the most isolated tribal communities of the Omo Valley. We take as much time as you want and drive back to overnight in turmi at a hotel.

Day 2
In the morning after breakfast we will visit the Karo Tribes located some 60Kms away from Turmi town and meet the most decoration loving community of the Karo tribe, settled permanently on the panoramic view point of the east banks of the Omo river. Overnight in turmi at a hotel.

Day 3
In the morning after berkfast we drive to Omorate, located 70Kms South of Turmi, and meet the Dasenech Tribes deep in their communal village crossing the Omo River with a local canoe and walking to access their village. Later on after the visit we drive back to Turmi and overnight in Turmi hotel.

Day 4
In the morning after breakfast we drive directly to dimeka to Attend the hamer tribes market. Afterwards we will drive you back to Jinka and that will be the end of our trip.

What's included

Included:

√ Transport
Your trip starts in Jinka. If you need help getting to Jinka, Simien Mountain Trekking and Tours can help you. All ground transportation during the trek is with professional drivers and is included in the price. All fuel expenses and drivers allowances are covered.

√ Accommodation
During this trek you will spend the nights in basic but clean hotels in Turmi.

√ Guide
You will be accompanied by a professional guide at all times. Also, a local guide and a ranger will join us where needed.

√ Breakfast
The hotels are Bed and Breakfast, so breakfast is included.

√ Entrance Fees
All entrance fees, Village and elders payments are included in the total price.

Excluded:

× Airfare
The plane tickets to Ethiopia are not included. The transportation to Jinka is not included either. You can get to Jinka either by plane or ground transportation depending on how much time you have. If you need help getting there, Simien Mountain Trekking and Tours can help you out.

× Accommodation before and after the trek
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

× Tipping
The tip is not included in the price of the trek. Tipping guides and drivers is a usual practice in Ethiopia. Try to be generous, they will appreciate it.

× Meals
Only breakfast is included. Lunch and Dinner are not included in the price of the trek. You can always ask our experienced guides for recommendations on where to grab a bite.

× Travel Insurance
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel.

× Personal Expenses
All personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Tribes of the Omo Valley

The region of the Omo Valley is known for its culture and diversity. Situated in the south-west of Ethiopia, this valley is one the most remote and ancient inhabited regions of the planet. In the valley, many tribes such as the Darashi, the Mursi, and the Bana survive with their unique traditions and ways of life. These tribes are believed to be among the most fascinating on the continent of Africa and around the world. During the trip to the Omo Valley you will visit some of them and you will be able to experience their culture first hand.

Best Season

The region of the Omo Valley has two rainy seasons: one from March to June, and a short one in November. Access is very hard during these months, so planning your trip for the dry season is most recommended. The best times to visit this area are August to October,and from December to January.

Tipping

Tipping is more common in Ethiopia than in other East African countries. However, opinions on how much are divided. We advise to tip the guide around 7 or 8 USD per day of trek. Try to be generous, it will be appreciated.

Accommodation

Accommodation

During this trip to the Omo valley you will spend your nights at basic but clean hotels in Turmi. They are Bed & Breakfast, so breakfast will be included every morning.

Packing List

Packing List

Everything is arranged for your trek in Ethiopia, the only thing left is to pack your bags and get going. Now, what do you need? Here we have some recommendations for you.

During this trek you will be sleeping in hotels so you don’t have to worry about sleeping bags or any camping equipment. As regards the rest of you bag, here is what you should include:

Clothing: it is impotant to bear in mind that the temperatures can be very varied in the Omo Valley and the towns close to it, especially during day and night. Layers of clothing are always advisable. The shoes are also a thing to take into account if you are going to be walking many days. Try to bring comfortable, well-worn trekking shoes.

Others:
– a headlamp
– sunglasses and a hat
– Mosquito repellent
– toilet paper and baby wipes
– first aid kit (bandages, pills, band-aids, disinfectants)
– power bank and extra bateries

Simien Mountain trekking and tou

Simien Mountain trekking and tours

We have been operating in the field since 2009 and have provided the best services to happy customers from all over the world thus far. Our Team is always driven towards providing the best experiences for our valued clients. Our passion and professionalism has made us the leading trekking agency in Ethiopia .Our team is always working towards making dream vacations of our customers into a pleasurable reality. In addition, our highly professional and well-trained guides and staff will always make sure that you have a problem-free holiday.

Likewise, our services range from the planning and preparation of tours to immaculate trip arrangements. You are guaranteed to get the best accommodations, transportation, food and guiding services. No matter if you are planning for trekking and historical, a cultural tour or peak climbing, we are the best to plan your trip in affordable price.

We aim to give our clients the most memorable experience through whatever facilities are available to us. We always try to provide accommodation that is both interesting and characterful, and transport – another important part of any tour – that is as varied and comfortable as possible. All our trips are led by our experienced tour leaders who are both knowledgeable and fun to travel with.

Our clients are our greatest asset. Travelling to remote regions is not for everyone, and as such we tend to attract open-minded travellers looking for genuine experiences, and a desire to reach those hard to get to places.

Safety

Safety

Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment. First aid kits are available on all treks. Furthermore, a local guide and a ranger will join us where needed.

How To Book

How does it work?

On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case you can proceed to booking. At Bookatrekking.com you make a deposit of 15% of the total amount. You pay the remaining amount on location prior to the trek directly to the trekking company.

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After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on support@bookatrekking.com

The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy

You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.

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