Tribes of Omo Valley

Duration: 4 days
Trails: T2 trails
Distance: 0 - 10 km per day
Ascent per day: 250 - 500 m ascent per day

> 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.



Jinka - Turmi

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.



Visit the Karo Tribes

In the morning after breakfast we will visit the Karo Tribes located some 60 km 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.



Omorate - Visit the Dasenech Tribes

In the morning after berkfast we drive to Omorate, located 70 km 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.


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  • Transfers

    All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.

  • Hotel

    During your trek you will be staying in the hotels as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Professional guide

    During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.

  • Permits

    The cost of permits to enter the national park during your trek is included in the price.

  • Water

    Enough drinking water will be provided during the trip.


  • Traveling to and from

    This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.

  • Tipping

    Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Accommodation before and after the trek

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

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.


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