Lower Omo Valley is undoubtedly one of the most unique places on earth. It is located in the Great Rift Valley in Ethiopia and offers a wide variety of indigenous tribal people and animals that inhabit it. The region is well known and famous for its culture and diversity.
The tribes that live in the Lower Omo Valley are believed to be among the most fascinating on the continent of Africa and around the world. Tribe Expedition Ethiopia offers off the beaten tracks and ecological camping to several towns and villages. When you visit the Lower Omo Valley you have the chance to come into contact with the following tribes: Arbore, Ari, Bena, Bodi, Bumi, Daasanech, Dorze, Hamer, Kara, Konso, Kwegu, Mursi, Tsemay, Suri and Turkana.
It is estimated that the Lower Omo Valley is home to over 200,000 tribal people. Among the ancient African tribes that live in the southern part of Ethiopia, there is a wide variety of wildlife as well. Some of the animals that you will find there are the bitis arietans (a venomous viper species), crocodiles and hippos. The two main national parks in Omo Valley are the Omo National Park and the Mago National Park which are home to the majority of the wildlife in the valley.
496km southwest via Melka Awash, Tiya, Butajira "Gurage Tribe" via Hosaena "Hadiya Zone"via Soddo "Welayta Tribe" & on to Guge Mountain in to Dorze. O/n Dorze
Visit Dorze Tribe & southwest via Arba Minch in to Karat-Konso to visit Konso Tribe at Doketu Village, Machike Village & Chief Kalla Gezahegn Compound. O/n Karat-Konso
Southwest to Weito Valley visit Tsemay Tribe & Arbore Tribe in Gondoroba Village, afternoon to Turmi visit Hamer Tribe in Lojera Village. O/n Turmi, Lojera Village Camping or Buska Lodge
Hamer Tribe searching for ceremonies & cultural-events. If possible Bull Jumping Ceremony, Wedding Ceremony, visit Schools & Pastoral Society. O/n Turmi, Lojera Village Camping or Buska Lodge
65 Savannah Plains in to Omo River to visit Kara Tribe at Korcho Village & Dus Village. O/n Kara Village Camping
Via Dimeka in to Key Afer to visit Banna Tribe & Market, afternoon in to Jinka "Ari Tribe". O/n Jinka
55km Mago National Park Safari & visit Mursi Tribe Villagers. More info: http://www.mursi.org/O/n Mursi, Meregie Village Camping
Drive to Salamago District in to Hana to visit Bodi Tribe, afternoon return to Mursi Tribe to visit Bidiro Village. O/n Mursi, Bidiro Village Camping
350km northeast via Jinka, Weito Valley, Karat-Konso in to Arba Minch. O/n Arba Minch
505km northeast via Soddo, Rift Valley Lakes in to Addis Ababa.