The Omo Valley lies in the south and this tour takes you through Mago National park. The Karo, Mursi and Hamar tribes live primarily as pastoralists near the Omo River. The Mursi are known for their lip plates, earlobes and stick fighting (Donga). The Hamar women are striking; wearing beautiful colorful beads and goatskins, ornate necklaces, and metal bangles around their wrist and ankles and crowns of long dread-lock braids covered in ocher. Hamar are also famous for their ritual Bull jumping. The Karo tribe is known for elaborate body painting. These tribes and their unique and symbolic cultures are fascinating.Less
Arrive at Addis and get connected to Jinka In the afternoon visit the South Omo Ethnographic Musuem and visit the Ari village Overnight: Lodge/Hotel Note that on Saturday and Monday there is no Scheduled flight to Jinka.
Morning drive through the Mago national park to visit the famous Mursi people who are known for piercing the lower lip to put circular and square shaped clay materials to make themselves beautiful. While driving through Mago National Park, you will see plenty of wild life. In the afternoon drive to Turmi Overnight: Lodge.
Drive to Omorate, cross Omo River with dug-out canoe to visit the Geleb (Dassenech) people. On the way spot several wild lives. In the afternoon visit the Hammer people in their village Overnight: Lodge.
Drive to Karo village to visit the people who are best known for body sacrification In the afternoon drive to Jinka. En route you can visit the Tsemay and Benna people Overnight: Lodge/Hotel Depending on your tour days; other factors you can visit vibrant tribal markets.
Fly back to Addis In the afternoon you will do quick city tour of Addis Transfer to the airport if you have international flight Meal: Breakfast & lunch