Omo Valley Tribal Safari Tour

Taking this route will provide a complete discovery to the tribes of Omo Valley, the most fascinating on the continent of Africa and around the world who staunchly keep their unique and so diversified traditional costumes, customs and beliefs.

When visiting the Omo Valley, planning the dates of the tour with the market days of the different villages, most particularly with those at Dimeka and Key Afer are important and make your tour more interesting. We will help you in designing the programs to fit with market days of each tribal village taking place at different days of the week. Please contact us for discussion and detail tour program.

Visitors who want to take photos of the ethnic groups in the Omo are expected to pay for each photograph.

The Itinerary can easily be adjusted to fit our clients’ schedules and special interests. Furthermore, it could easily be extended to take in some other famous parks such as the Bale Mountain national park or to combine with other routes.



Day 1

Arrival in Addis Abeba, rest up and city tour in Addis 

Overnight: Addis

Day 2

Drive to Arba Minch via Butajira, Hosanna and Sodo and visit one of the Archeological sites of Tiyas tele’s or Addadi Mariyam

Overnight: Arbaminch

Day 3

Drive from Arba Minch to Jinka via Konso and en route visit Ari people 

Overnight: Jinka

Day 4

Excursion to Mago National park and visit Mursi village 

Overnight: Jinka

Day 5

Drive from Jinka to Turmi via Key Afar and Dimeke.  if the day Tuesday or Saturday you will have a chance to visit Dimeka Market. If the day is Thursday you will have a chance to visit Key Afer Market. 

Overnight: Turmi

Day 6

Excursion to Murulle and visit Karo ethnic people 

Overnight: Turmi

Day 7

Excursion to Omorate , Cross the Omo River and visit Nyangatom and Dasenech villages

Overnight: Turmi

Day 8

Visit Hamer villages around Turmi and if the day is the lucky one you will encounter the Bull Jumping Ceremony 

Overnight: Turmi 

Day 9

Drive back from Turmi to Arba Minch and en route visit Konso Village 

Overnight: Arbaminch

Day 10

Drive from Arbaminch to Hawassa and en route visit Dorze village in Chencha

Overnight: Hawassa

Day 11

Drive back to Addis Ababa via Abjhathashalla, Langano and Ziway, shopping, day room, Farewell dinner and departure