Omo Valley Tour Safari
Omo Valley tour safari is a 10 days African safari tour in Ethiopia. This Omo Valley tour safari is a road safari in Ethiopia. You’ll enjoy culture, nature and history in the 10 day safari tour in Ethiopia.
About the Omo Valley Tour Safari
Omo Valley tour safari is a 10 days African safari tour in Ethiopia. This Omo Valley tour safari is a road safari in Ethiopia. You’ll enjoy culture, nature and history in the tour.
We will assist you in discovering the most diverse cultures, customs and ceremonial events. This includes Ethiopia tour safaris to the most isolated areas of the Omo Valley. Discover the farmers, artesian and skilled craftsmen maintaining their ancestral traditions and workmanship.
The Omo Valley is for those who want to see the best of Ethiopia. You will interact with different culture and scenes in this Ethiopian safari tour. Omo Valley tour safari will begin from and end in Addis Ababa.
Highlights of the 10 Day Omo Valley Tour Safari
The highlights of thos 10 day Omo Valley tour safari in Ethiopia includes:
- Stelae of Tyia (UNESCO world heritage site)
- Boat Safari on lake Chamo with Africa’s biggest crocodiles, hippos and many bird species
- Mago National Park and Omo Valley (UNESCO world heritage site) with unique tribes
- Visit of the colourful markets of Key Afer and Dimeka in the Omo Valley
- Authentic encounters with locals during visits of several communities
- Visit of the Konso region (UNESCO world heritage site)
- Overnight at the Rift Valley lakes of Hawassa and Langano
10 Day Omo Valley Tour Safari Itinerary in Detail
Day 1: Addis Ababa – Awassa
You will be met on arrival in the morning at Bole International Airport. Our Ethiopia safari rep may also meet you at your hotel in Addis Ababa. Enjoy a short a briefing on this Omo Valley tour safari in Ethiopia. You will then leave and head South via Butajira.
There will be a few stops at archaeological sites along the way. You will have a stop at Tiya which is an ancient stelae field a "UNESCO" World Heritage Site. You’ll also stop at Adadi Maryam which is a rock church like the one in Lalibela.
The other stop will be at Melka Kunture that is a pre-historic tool making site. This is before you get to the final destination which is Awassa. You will spend the night at Tadesse Enjory Hotel.
Day 2: Awassa – Dorze
Start your day on the Omo Valley tour safari in Ethiopia with breakfast. This will be followed by a visit Lake Awassa and the fish market. Your Omo Valley tour safari in Ethiopia then proceeds to to Dorze. This is set in the highlands above the town of Arba Minch.
The people of Dorze are famous for their beehive-like houses. They are also known for their fine cotton weaving. A Village tour is on the cards that includes the local market. This will be if only if the market is open.
You may opt to go traditional and sleep at Dorze in traditional Dorze hut. The facility has shared toilet facilities. You may continue to Arba Minch for overnight at Tourist Hotel.
Day 3: Dorze - Lake Chamo
Your Omo Valley tour safari in Ethiopia will leave after breakfast. This will be followed by a short walk around. This is before you head off for the town of Arba Minch.
In the afternoon there will be a boat trip on Lake Chamo. You will make a visit to the "Crocodile Market" here. You will spend the night at Tourist Hotel.
Day 4: Lake Chamo – Turmi
Your Omo Valley tour safari in Ethiopia will leave after breakfast. You will be heading to the town of Turmi. You are expected to arrive in the afternoon. This journey will have a stop at the village of Weyto. This is home to the Tsemai tribe.
You will then head through the Weyto Valley to Erbore. Here you have the opportunity for a brief photography stop. Finally, you’ll be at Turmi, home of the Hamer tribe.
Traditional night dancing of the Hamer tribe is a must for all. Your overnight in Turmi will be at Evangadi Lodge.
Day 5: Turmi
Today your Omo Valley tour safari in Ethiopia visits the Dassenech tribe. This is in the town of Omorate. From Omorate you’ll cross the Omo River by boat and enter a Dassenech village.
You’ll return to Turmi in the afternoon. You have a chance to visit a local Hamer village. You’ll be lucky to have the Jumping of the Bulls ceremony. This is a coming-of-age ceremony that ushers young men into adulthood. You will spend your night in Turmi at Evangadi Lodge.
Day 6: Turmi - Jinka
You’ll begin your Omo Valley tour safari in Ethiopia with an early breakfast. This is to be followed by a departure to Jinka area. The drive takes you through the towns of Dimeka and Key Afar.
Dimeka offers one of the most colorful markets in the area. This is visited by many tribes, including Hamer, Benna and Karo. Your overnight in Jinka will be Orit Hotel.
Day 7: Jinka
Today you will begin your Omo Valley tour safari in Ethiopia early. This will be with breakfast before departure. You’ll drive through the Mago National Park. The Omo Valley tour safari in Ethiopia goes onto a village of the Mursi tribe.
The Mursi people are known for their lower lip and earlobe plates. You’ll return to Jinka in the afternoon. You’ll visit the visit the South Omo Museum & Research Center. Here you’ll learn more about the local tribes. As an alternative, you may hike in the surrounding hills to visit a local Ari village. Your overnight in Jinka will be Orit Hotel.
Day 8: Jinka - Konso
Enjoy an early breakfast in your Jinka hotel. Your Omo Valley tour safari in Ethiopia then proceeds to the town of Konso. You’ll stop of in Key Afar to witness the Benna and Tsemai tribes trading goods. You will expect to get to Konso in the afternoon.
Konso people are well known for their wooden statues (wakas). These are erected in honor of dead heroes. Konso people are also known for their innovative agricultural terracing. Time allowing, you may also visit the “natural New York Village”. This is named after the tall sand formations resembling skyscrapers. Your overnight in Konso will be at Strawberry Fields Ecolodge.
Day 9: Konso - Lake Langano
Today your Omo Valley tour safari in Ethiopia goes to Lake Langano. This will be after breakfast punctuated with several stops along the way.
You will stop at the Senkele Wildlife Sanctuary. This is famed for its endemic Swayne’s Hartebeest. Your overnight will be at Lake Langano at Abule Bassumo Hotel.
Day 10: Lake Langano - Addis Ababa
You will wake up to an early breakfast on this Omo Valley tour safari in Ethiopia. You got time to enjoy a stunning morning swim in Lake Langano. This is before your departure as you head off for Addis Ababa.
Depending on time you’ll have a visit to the Abiatta-Shala National Park. This park offers up two interesting lakes. There is the Lake Shala, with its deep blue waters is the deepest lake in Ethiopia at 236m. Lake Abiatta is a soda lake with thousands of flamingos can be seen at various times of the year.
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10 Day Omo Valley Tour Safari Costs:
What is included in the 10 Day Omo Valley Tour Safari cost?
- Accommodation on Twin/Double Bed Room sharing basis
- All entrance(admission) fees at places of visits in the itinerary
- All transfer in and outs
- Comfortable safari vehicle
- Gasoline (fuel) and driver's allowance
- Professional experienced English-speaking guide for the entire route
- All on-site guides
- Bottled Water in the vehicle
- And, all related government taxes
10 Day Omo Valley Tour Safari Price excludes:
- Any meals and drinks
- Visa Fee
- Domestic flight fare
- Fees to take pictures and videos
- Any expense of personal nature such as souvenirs, laundry, tips for service people, etc
- And, any expense which is not mentioned in the "Included" List above
What to Carry on the 10 Day Omo Valley Tour?
- Light and a few heavy clothing for evenings
- Closed, comfortable shoes
- Sun protection like sun cream, hat