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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