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.
450km southwest via Melka Awash, Tiya, Butajira visit Gurage Tribe via Hoseana, Soddo visit Wolayta Tribe in to Arba Minch Gamo Gofa Province. O/n Arba Minch
Enter Lower Omo Valley in to Weito visit Tsemay Tribe & Arbore visit Gondoroba Village, afternoon to Turmi visit Hamer Tribe in Lojera Village. O/n Turmi, Lojera Village Camping or Buska Lodge
Hamer Tribe surrounding Turmi 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
65km Savannah Plains in to Omo River & visit Kara Tribe at Korcho Village. O/n Kara, Korcha Village Camping
17km to Kangate crossing Omo River visit Nyangaton Tribe & afternoon 23km to Dus Village/Kara Tribe. O/n Kara, Dus Village or Camping
Drive to Dimeka visit Hamer Tribe & via Alduba in to Key Afer visit Banna Tribe. O/n Key Afer
Mago National Park Safari & afternoon visit Mursi Tribe Villagers. http://www.mursi.org/ . O/n Mursi, Meregie Village Camping
Visit Bidiro Village Mursi Tribe. O/n Mursi, Bidiro Village Camping
Drive Salamago in Hana visit Bodi Tribe Villagers. O/n Salamago Camping Bodi Tribe Village. http://www.omovalley.com/The-Bodi-Tribe-lives-in-southwestern-Ethiopia-near-the-Omo-River.php
Finalize Bodi Tribe & Mursi Tribe, late afternoon in to Jinka visit Ari Tribe. O/n Jinka
Northeast via Weito Valley on to Guge Mountains' visit Dorze Tribe. O/n Dorze
4505km visiting Rift Valley Lakes in to Addis Ababa.