For an off-the-beaten-trail tour of the Omotic Mursi tribes of southwestern Ethiopia, the Omo Valley Cultural Safari is the ideal adventure sure to please photographers and culture lovers alike.
The eleven day/ten night tour covers many of the tribes in the Omo valley. Travelers will get to visit the Hamer people known for their bull jumping ceremony, the infamous women of the Mursi tribe who wear large clay lip plates to symbolize their beauty and the Karo people renowned for their body paintings. Other tribes include the Dassenech, Ari, Dorze, and Tsemai for rich cultural interactions. As an added bonus, the tour includes the weekly markets at Key Afer, Dimeka, and Turmi for an exciting chance to haggle and purchase a unique souvenir. Along the way, there will be chances to see the beautiful Rift Valley Lakes, historic churches, Swain’s hartebeest, crocodiles, hippos, plenty of bird species, and an archeological site. A knowledgeable, professional, English-speaking guide leads the journey.
Comfortable hotel, resort, or lodge accommodations will consist of a shared twin room. All entrance fees, local transfers, ground transportation and insurance, guides, mule hire, and boat rentals are covered in the fee as well as meals outside of Addis Ababa.