Omo River Cultural Expedition

Highlights:

Hamar tribal woman

Nowhere in the world is as well-endowed with traditional and tribal cultures than Ethiopia. Our cultural expeditions take you into this remote region of the African continent where you will be immersed in an array of tribal lifestyles. Many are like living museums, where we will enjoy 'street level culture' and where it is often hard to draw the line between participant and observer.

Join us on the most amazing cultural expedition of your life. You will see customs, cultures and lifestyles totally unaffected by the western world and you will feel nothing but sheer privilege at being able to travel amongst them.

Day 1 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Omo River Valley
Day 2 - 3 Omo River Valley
Day 4 Omo River Valley to Turmi and The Buska Mountains
Day 5 Turmi and The Buska Mountains to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Omo River Valley

A two hour private charter flight to the remote tribal lands of the south. We land at Murulle on the banks of the Omo River. From here it is a one hour boat ride to the Kara settlement of Dus and our camp for the next few days.

Karo tribal people
Kara (or Karo) Tribe

Day 2 - 3: Omo River Valley

Full day on the banks of the Omo River, visiting nearby Kara (or Karo) and Nyangatom (or Bume) villages. The Omo is nothing less than the last great tribal land left in the world today, a real kaleidoscope of vanishing cultures.

Nyangatom tribal girls
Nyangatom (or Bume) Tribe

Day 4: Omo River Valley to Turmi and The Buska Mountains

It's a half day drive along difficult roads from the Omo River to the edge of the Buska Mountains and the market town of Turmi. We will stop enroute to visit nearby Hamar settlements.

Turmi tribal girlTurmi tribal girl
Turmi Tribe

Hamar tribal girls
Hamar Tribe

Day 5: Turmi and The Buska Mountains to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

After breakfast drive for one hour to the administrative settlement of Omo Rate where we board our 2.5 hour charter flight back to Addis Ababa. Arrive early afternoon in time for lunch, sightseeing and dinner.

Download Detailed Itinerary

Day 1-3:

Omo River Valley Fly Camp,
Omo River Valley

Day 4:

Buska Lodge,
Turmi

 

Day 5:

Sheraton Hotel,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa