Omo Valley Photography Expedition – 8 Days

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This is a small group photographic expedition to the remote tribes of the Omo Valley

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Photography
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
    2/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    15
All about the Omo Valley Photography Expedition – 8 Days.

This is a small group photographic expedition to the remote tribes of the Omo Valley to witness some of the last remaining authentic tribes on the African continent. These photographic expeditions will take you to the east side of the Omo River. On this photo trip, you will visit the Konso, Hamer, Kara, and Nyangatom, tribes. You will spend a couple of days visiting their villages and intermingling with the different tribes, learning their lifestyle, attending ceremonies and rituals, and taking photos. There will be enough time with good light on different days to photograph their day-to-day activities, their body and face painting, herding of cattle, farming, and more. Being isolated from the fast-moving world because of its remote location for thousands of years, the Omo Valley is truly a haven for anthropologists and photographers looking for a unique photographic opportunity to a lesser-known and seldom-photographed region.

Departure Point

  • Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick our valued guests any Convenient place for them in Addis Ababa

    Airports

    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Departure Time

  • 6:30 AM
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Air conditioned 4×4 Land Cruiser Car
  • All Entrance fees
  • Breakfast (8)
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Domestic Flight
  • Photography fees
  1. Day 1 Addis Ababa

    Addis Ababa

    Arrive at Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Welcome to Ethiopia! Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your local tour leader and transferred to Golden Tulip Hotel. Addis Ababa, founded in 1886 by Menelik II, is situated at 2,500 meters (8000 ft.) above sea level. It is the 5th highest capital city in the world. The city enjoys an excellent climate year-round, with an average temperature of 25C (77F). Addis Ababa is a pleasant city with wide avenues of jacarandas, interesting museums, and one of the largest open-air markets in Africa, known as the ”Mercato”. For the rest of the day, relax in your comfortable hotel and get ready for the unique adventure awaiting you.

    1 day • Admission Ticket Free

    Accommodation: Overnight stay at Golden Tulip hotel Addis Ababa

    Meals: Breakfast

  2. Day 2 Addis Ababa, Arba Minch

    Arba Minch

    We will have a nice breakfast in the morning then a pre-tour briefing when we will share all the necessary information for the photo trip to the Omo Valley, one of the most remote places on the planet. After the pre-tour briefing, we will meet our driver for the transfer to Addis Ababa airport for our 40-minute flight to Arba Minch. Upon arrival at Arba Minch Airport, you will meet with your drivers and drive north to the mountain village of Chencha, located on the southwestern escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, which runs north to south all the way to Mozambique. This is the home of the Dorze people. The Dorze people, once famous warriors in the region, are now renowned cotton weavers whose tall beehive-shaped and bamboo-woven dwellings are among the most distinctive structures to be seen anywhere in Africa. Our visit to this village and the unique cultural experience is an ideal way to ease into the authentic tribal experience awaiting us deep in the Omo Valley. As the sun goes down, we will drive back to Arba Minch enjoying the beautiful view of the sunset as we pass through hundreds of cattle herds as they return from a day of grazing in the fields.

    1 day • Admission Ticket Free

    Accommodation: Over Night stay at Paradise Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 Drive to Jinka via Key afar

    Key Afer

    In the morning, you will have breakfast and drive to Jinka (270 Km from Arba Minch). And upon arrival at Konso (90 Km from Arba Minch), you will visit the Konso Village (famous for their colorfully costumed dresses, impressive terracing of land – recently registered as World Heritage by UNESCO, and engraved wooden statues grave markers). You will have lunch at Konso. Then you will be driven to Jinka and check into a resort. You will have dinner and spend the night in Jinka. Overnight: NASA Hotel

    1 day • Admission Ticket Free

    Accommodation: Overnight stay at NASA Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 Excursion to Mursi village through Mago National Park

    Mago National Park

    In the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Mursi (55 Km from Jinka) and visit the Mursi tribe village (popularly known for their attractive culture, women wearing large clay plates into their lower lips). Then you will drive back to Jinka for lunch. After lunch, you will visit the nearby Ari village and museum in Jinka. Dinner will be at the resort and you will spend the night at NASA Hotel.

    1 day • Admission Ticket Included

    Accommodation: Overnight stay at NASA Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 Drive to Turmi, Hammer tribe town

    Turmi

    After breakfast you will be driven to Turmi (142 Km from Jinka), visiting an interesting village on the way. Upon arrival in Turmi check into a lodge. You will have lunch in Turmi. After a brief break, you will then walk to the non-touristic Hammer Village to explore the Hammer tribes (best known for elaborate hairstyles, body painting using clays and vegetable pigments to make fantastic patterns on their faces, chests, arms, and legs).

    1 day • Admission Ticket Free

    Accommodation: Overnight stay in Emerald Lodge.

    Meals: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 Excursion to Omorate to visit Dassench/Geleb tribe

    Omorate

    An early morning drive will take you to Omorate to visit the Dassench/Geleb tribe (75 Km from Turmi). From there, you will take a boat trip to the Omo River and visit the Dassench/Geleb village. Then you will get back to Turmi for lunch. This afternoon you are free, to follow your own program or explore another Hammer village. In the evening, you will be driven back to the lodge for dinner and spend the night at the lodge.

    1 day • Admission Ticket Free

    Accommodation: Overnight stay In Emerald lodge.

    Meals: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 Drive to Araba Minch

    Arba Minch

    After breakfast, you will be driven to Araba Minch (290 Km from Turmi). You will stop for lunch at Konso and will proceed driving to Araba Minch, where upon arrival you will check into a lodge. Dinner will be at the lodge and you will spend the night there.

    1 day • Admission Ticket Free

    Accommodation: Overnight stay at Haile Resort

    Meals: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 Drive back to Addis Ababa

    Addis Ababa

    In the morning, you will have breakfast and drive back to Addis Ababa. Optional excursion; on your way back visit the Tiya and/or Melka-Kuntare archaeological sites. You will arrive in Addis Ababa late afternoon where you will take a short break in your home. Finally, you will be taken to a farewell dinner at Ethiopian (Habesha 2000 or YOD Abyssinia) traditional restaurant where you will taste Ethiopian food & drinks and a piece of live music & dance then Drop you Off at the Airport to your flight back home.

    1 day • Admission Ticket Free

    Accommodation: Not included

    Meals: Breakfast

Golden Tulip Hotel

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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