|Transportation:||:||Air and Land (4WD)|
|Tour starts / ends||:||Addis Ababa|
The Omo Valley is a kind of a living Museum containing some of the most colorful tribes and ethnic groups. The fascinating costumes, colorful ceremonies and celebrations, arts, crafts, music and dance of the Banna, Hamer, Mursi and Dasenech are very special
Four of Africa’s major linguistic groups are represented in the region, including the Omotic-speakers. All in all, depending on where one draws the lines, as many as two dozen different tribes occupy South Omo. Some numbering tens of thousands, others no more than 500, each one of them culturally unique.
On this trip, you get truly off the beaten track, exploring little visited villages and vibrant tribal markets of the Southern Ethiopia!
On your arrival at Jinka airport Eyayaw Tours team will be waiting for you at the exit door of the airport then you will drive to Mago National Park to visit a Mursi Village. The Mursi are undoubtedly the most celebrated residents of South Omo, are a distinctive group of pastoralists. The Mursi are best known for their unique item of decoration — lip plates. Women of Mursi wear circular clay plates on their lower lip and the bigger a woman can wear, the greater her value when she gets married. Enjoy your stay at the nice setting of the Jinka Resort. Description
After an early breakfast you drive to Turmi, visiting the Karo village of Korcho on the way, with a stunning location overlooking the Omo River. The Karo people, who are the smallest in number tribe of the Omo Valley, are known to be the most decorated. In the afternoon you will visit the colorful weekly market of the Hammer tribe.
In the cool morning, we will drive to Omorate to visit the Desanech (Geleb) tribal village after crossing the Omo River by boat. The Desanech are nomadic pastoralists found across the western bank of the Omo River south of Lake Turkana very close to the Kenyan boarder. In the afternoon, we will drive to Hamer Village. The Hamer, display an elaborate and diverse selection of body decorations. They are also identifiable for their high cheekbones and elaborate custom of beads, cowries, leather, and thick copper necklaces.
Early in the morning you will driving passed the wonderful African landscapes, seeing the day life of these unique communities passing by on the way back to the airport of Jinka for your flight to Addis Ababa, In the evening before departure, you will be invited to a farewell dinner at one of the best traditional restaurants in Addis where you taste a variety of Ethiopian meals and watch the folkloric dancers of the Ethiopian people. Then transfer to Bole, Addis Ababa airport for the flight back home.