Southern Omo Valley

Southern Omo Valley in Ethiopia is unquestionably one of the most unique places on earth because of the wide diversity of people and animals that inhabit it. It is located in Africa’s Great Rift Valley. The region is known for its culture and diversity.

Tour to Southern Omo Valley brings you to the most fascinating tribes on the continent of Africa and around the world. The tours include visit to several towns and villages located in the area where you will meet with either of the following tribes: Arbore, Ari, Bena, Bodi, Bumi, Daasanech (Geleb), Dorze, Hamer (Hamar), Kara (or Karo), Konso, Kwegu (or Muguji), Mursi, Tsemay, and Turkana when you tour the valley.


Southern Omo Valley  Tour Program


Day 1:  Arrive Addis Ababa

Arrive meet and greet with Wilds of Africa representatives and transfer to the hotel for overnight. If time allows you may embark into a city tour of Addis Ababa where you will visit the national museum (where you can see the Lucy fossil skeleton found), Trinity cathedral church, Entoto hills and Merkato.


Day 2: Drive to Arba Minch via Dorze village

After breakfast depart for Arba minch through villages for the local stovia Dorze people. The Stovia Dorze people have very fascinating culture which revealed by their bamboo built houses and their local farms which they cultivate the false banana used to extract the local brew called Kotcho.


Day 3: Arba Minch  – Jinka

Morning after breakfast embark into the boat trip in Lake Chamo where you will see some crocodiles, Hippos and a lot of water birds. After boat trip proceed to Konso for Lunch and drive to Jinka via Tsemay and Ari tribe villages.


Day 4: Mursi Tribe Tour and Turmi

Morning visit the Mursi tribes’ village. The Mursi tribes are famously known for their unique tradition for women to wear lip plate. Yet till up this moment no one knows the origin if this tradition but the Mursi people consider it as the way of distinguishing them from other surrounding tribes. After visiting the Mursi proceed to Turmi.


Day 5: Omorate tribe tour

Today after breakfast we will go to Omorate to visit the Dasenach tribes where we will cross the Omo River by wooden local boat. In the afternoon the tour proceed to the nearby hammer tribe. If lucky you may see some special occasions like wedding ceremonies and ritual.


Day 6: Drive back to Arba minch via Konso

Morning drive to Arba minch on the way visit Konso tribe village. Konso tribe is known for their unique social life structure and practicing the agriculture terracing.


Day 7: Drive back to Addis and Departure

Morning after breakfast visit Tiys Stelae en-route to Addis Ababa. In the evening enjoy the farewell dinner then transfer to the airport for your onward flight back home.

“ End of the tour “


Accommodation Details

No List of hotels Type Bed No of nights Destination
01 Jupiter international  DBL/TWIN 1 Addis Ababa
02 Paradise lodge DBL/TWIN 2 Arbaminch
03 Buska  Lodge DBL/TWIN 2 Turmi
04 Eco-Omo lodge DBL/TWIN 1 Jinka



Tour Cost

No of Pax 2 – 3 pax 4 – 6 pax 7 – 10 pax 11 – 20 pax
Per person price $ 1390 $ 995 $ 950 $ 880




Cost Includes

Bed and breakfast Accommodation whilst on tour.

Transportation on 4 WD Land Cruiser for the whole tour

All entrance fee in all sites, village and park

Fee for English speaking guide

Boat trips at Lake Chamo

Pure drinking water 1 liter per person daily

All Government tax



Cost Includes

International air tickets,

Alcohol beverages,

Tourist Insurance,

Video filming and photography fees,

Tips and items of personal nature like laundry, souvenirs, etc

All not mentioned in the included part

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