Private Mobile Camping In The Lower Omo Valley
Duration: 7 days
Area: Omo Valley
Style: cultural tour, mobile camping
Let's go mobile! Private Mobile Camping In The Lower Omo Valley! 7 Day/6 Night adventure!
We are now offering an extremely comfortable, private mobile camping in the Lower Omo Valley. Ideal for a small groups, families or even two travelers looking for an exclusive experience.
Our Meru-style tents are spacious and feature private verandahs with chairs for relaxing with a glass of wine. Several private shower/toilet tents with mirrored vanity tables, are shared between the group (depending on size). Complete with private chef, crew and the comforts of a lodge under canvas, mobile camping is a great way to experience an intimate meeting with the beautiful local people in the Lower Omo!
- Private mobile camping complete with private chef, crew and the comforts of a lodge under canvas
- Omo Valley - no where in the world are there so many ethnic groups inhabiting such a small area
|Day 1||Arrive in Addis Ababa.|
|Day 2||Fly to Arba Minch.|
|Day 3||Drive southwards to Jinka. En route visit one of the Konso villages. Overnight camping.|
|Day 4||Take a day excursion to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi village. Drive to Turmi via Key Afer. Overnight camping.|
|Day 5||Visit the village of the Hammer people in Turmi. Overnight camping.|
|Day 6||Drive back to Arba Minch visiting en route the Erbore tribes and Borena pastoralists.|
|Day 7||Drive to Addis Ababa and transfer to the airport for departure.|
Up on your arrival at Bole International Airport, you will clear immigration and proceed to baggage claim, after collecting your checked bags, clear customs and pass through the arrivals hall where you will be met by our representative, who will assist you with your transfer to your hotel. Overnight at the Sheraton Hotel.
Fly to Arba Minch. Overnight at the Paradise Lodge/Swaynes Hotel.
Leaving Arba Minch, drive southwards to Jinka. En route visit one of the Konso villages. The Konso people live in a land of low terraced hills.
They are reputed to be one of hard working groups in the country. Their elaborately terraced hillside grows some of the county's best coffee. They have an articulate tradition and erect peculiar totems on the grave of their deceased. You will experience interesting cultural encounters meeting with different tribes along the way. These tribes include the Ari, Benna and Tsemay. Overnight camping.
Take a day excursion to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi village. The Mursi are one of the most original ethnic groups. They live in very low huts made of straw leaves. The women like to wear terra cotta on their enormously stretched lower lips and ear lobes. The men are famous for their hairstyle. Visit and drive to Turmi via Key Afer. Overnight Camping.
On Thursdays there is a big colorful market at Key Afer. Many cultures come together at this market; look for their distinctive beads and bracelets. In the crowd we may see Ari, the dominant people of the region; Banna, with their red clay braids; and Mali, from the highlands. Ari women wear traditional gori dress, made from the leaves of the enset (false banana) and koisha plants. The Ari people harvest coffee beans and produce honey.
The Hammer are one of the most beautiful and dignified people in the Omo basin. The women wear elegant leather skirts festooned with tiny pearls. Elaborate hairstyles are another form of personal adornment. Overnight Camping.
On Monday there is a market in Turmi for the Hammer people. The Hammer are one of the beautiful and dignified people in the Omo basin, live. The women wear elegant leather skirts festooned with tiny pearls. Elaborate hairstyles are another form of personal adornment with the Hamer. On Saturday there is another big market in Dimeka (30km from Turmi) where the Hammer and Karo people get together to buy and sell commodities.
Depart Turmi and proceed to Arba Minch visiting en route the Erbore tribes and Borena pastoralists who own innumerable cattle. Overnight at the Paradise Lodge/Swaynes Hotel.
Today you will drive back to Addis sightseeing en route. You will have a day use room for refreshment. Before your transfer to the airport for departure, you will attend a folklore dinner where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and watch dances of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. The traditional coffee ceremony will also be served.
Paradise Lodge/Swaynes Hotel,
Days 3 - 5:
Paradise Lodge/Swaynes Hotel,