Omo Valley tribes from Jinka

The Lower Omo Valley of southern Ethiopia is home to some of the world’s last unchanged cultural groups. The area is a melting pot of cultures and communities and represents some of the greatest genetic variance on the continent. Many describe the Omo as being the birthplace of mankind. It’s not hard to see why in 4 Days you will discover the Hamer, Karo Banna and Mursi.

4 days





Day 1

Fly from Addis Ababa to Jinka (Baco)

Pick you up from airport, transfer to hotel freshen up and go to south omo research center. Visiting the ethnological museum would give us brief preview of ethnographical information about verity of tribal groups residing in Omo Valley.

Depending on our time we can also have a chance to visit the evening market of Ari tribe. Overnight Orit Hotel in Jinka.

Day 2

Jinka – Mursi – Turmi

This day our expedition starts early morning with an excursion to a Mursi village (approx 120 km from Jinka). We’ll meet the Mursi People: they are renowned for wearing largest lip plate and ear lob, TAfter lunch we drive to Turmi (140 km ) from Jinka. Overnight in Turmi Lodge.

Day 3

Visit to the Karos and Hamer People

Early in the morning, we make an excursion trip to Korocho to visit the Karos People. The Karos reside on the bank of Omo River and are celebrated for the most fine body painting and body scarification. In the afternoon we will have a visit of biggest Hamer village. Overnight in Turmi Lodge.

Day 4

Fly to Addis Ababa

Early morning departure to Jinka airport and fly back to Addis Ababa.
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Where we can we will make reasonable adjustments to the operation of our trips to facilitate the requirements of disabled travellers – such as booking ground floor accommodation, or having our leaders communicate important directions in writing as well as verbally.

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Please let us know at the time of booking of any food requirements or allergies and we’ll pass the information onto your leader. It is also a great idea to bring a card with your dietary requirements written in the local language for those times you are eating away from the group.

Our camping sites have all the creature comforts to bush camping. We provide the tent and sleeping mats, but you will need to bring your sleeping bag.

What you need to bring will vary according to your style… Generally speaking, we recommend you pack as lightly as possible and make sure that you can carry and lift your luggage, and walk with it for short distances.

Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You’ll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

Below are some ideas and helpful tips on what you specifically need for this trip.

Closed in shoes. As this trip includes camping and some bush walking we highly recommend that you take a pair of comfortable, closed-in walking shoes. Closed-in shoes will help to protect your feet from cuts and scratches when walking through bush/grass-lands, and will also act as a barrier protection in rare cases against bites or stings from dangerous animals in this environment.

Lightweight clothing. You will need to bring a mixture of lightweight clothing, some warm items for the evenings, and long shirts and pants for protection against mosquitoes in the malaria areas. Ex-military or military style clothing and equipment is not recommended.

Waterproof/windproof jacket is a good idea for wet days, and early morning or evening game activities when it can be cool.

Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses.

This tour outlines our commitment to preserving the environment, supporting local communities, protecting the vulnerable and giving back to the places we travel. All our trip leaders, suppliers and staff are trained on these principles and are core to us delivering sustainable, experience-rich travel.
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