A journey in the deepest Omo Valley is an adventure that transport who visit these places in a parallel universe, a tribal world with traditional customs, cultures, villages and markets.
The Omo Valley is a fantastic region is home to many tribes, each with their own traditional practices and anchestral rituals.
During this trip in Ethiopia we’ll discover the Omo Delta, it is an extremely remote area of islands and marshes where a largo population of Nile Crocodile can be found.
The accommodations aren’t so luxurious like in South Africa private reserves but you will reward with an incredible adventure.
In Arba Minch, a city in southern Ethiopia, is possible to enjoy a boat trip to see crocodile market, hippos and birds on the lake Chamo part of Nechisar National Park.
Arba Minch is also the perfect location to drive to Dorze region and visit a Dorze village .
Dorze people are renowned for their beehive-like house architecture and weaving techniques. Built entirely from organic materials, these remarkable structures can reach up to 12 metres in height.
From Arba Minch is easy drive through the remote heartlands of the Konso people, Konso Cultural Landscape was declared Unesco World Heritage Site due to stone walled terraces and fortified settlements.
Konso people are famous for their cultivation techniques, they live in settlements that are surrounded by stone walls and each family lives in a compound that is accessible only through a gateway.
The Mago National Park is home to the Mursi people the most distinctive tribes in Omo Valley due to the lip plates worn by their women are stretched over time to accommodate a clay or wooden plate.
The Mursi tribe number less than 10,000, they still live following the ancient traditions and practicing old rituals.
The Mago National Park is a vast national park in the south of Ethiopia where is possible to spot dik-diks, elephants, leopards, hyena, waterbucks and many other mammals.
Omo Valley is home to many tribes, each with their own traditional practices, here you can find some of the most incredible tribes of the continent.
The markets are the perfect place to get in touch with the locals and discover tribal customs and cultures.
Hamer, or Hamar, are famous for the rite of passage called “bull jumping” and for the incredible hair style of the women and for their ornate body decorations.
The Kara tribe occupy the left bank of the Omo River and are known for their superb body painting as well as elaborate scarification and body-piercing techniques.
Only accessible by boat, the Omo Delta is an extremely remote area of islands and marshes that represent some of the continent’s wildest nature areas.
The Omo Delta is incredible and there are large Dassenech villages along the riverbank.
The Daasanech tribe is a nilothic group, some of the men are scarified, depicting the number of enemies they have killed in battle and scarification is of tremendous prestige within the tribe.
The use of boats is an ideal way to observe local villagers going about their regular daily lives on both banks of the Omo River.Tailormake your journey, contact our travel designers