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Omo Valley Safari (6 Nights / 7 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Ethiopia  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Ecotourism  
Season: June - March
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 590 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 880 US Dollar (USD)

South Omo tour is accessible both by road and air. However, as flights are available only twice a week, for the sake of all convenience this part trip is mostly advisable should it be arranged all along by surface.

For visiting one should allow at the least two days driving in either direction from Addis Ababa and four days in the region. Moreover trying to plan the itinerary around the weekly market days will offer an optimum chance to interact with the local tribal people.

The ideal time to make the South Omo tour is out of the rainy season. Poor roads and black cotton soil make travel practically difficult during the rainy season typically over April and May but sometimes extending a month either side of that. The short rains in October may also put a temporary stop to travel.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Depart by 4x4 vehicle through the Rift Valley Lakes for Arbaminch (505km). Overnight hotel.

Day 2: Leave for Jinka (290km) enjoying the extraordinary cultures of Tsemai, Ari and Bena tribes. Overnight hotel.

Day 3: AM: drive through the natural forests and undulating terrains to Mursi Village. The highlight of Omo Safari will be the visit of the Mursi women who wear clay lip plates. PM: game viewing in Mago National Park. Overnight Mago campig.

Day 4: Depart for Murulle home of Karo people who are considered the masters of body painting and decorate their bodies with chalk paint often imitating the spotted plumage of a guinea fowl. Overnight Murulle camping.

Day 5: Drive to Turmi the capital of the archetypal South Omo residents, the Hammer people that enjoy body decoration like the other Omo area tribes. Overnight Turmi camping.

Day 6: Drive back to Arbaminch visiting Albore and Konso tribes' villages. Overnight hotel.

Day 7: Return drive to Addis visiting the Dorze people, renowned cotton weavers as well construction of beehive-shaped bamboo woven dwellings.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation in twin room sharing basis
- All the 3 meals of the day with mineral water
- Ground transportation in tourist standard 4x4 vehicles
- Entry fees to sights of interest as per itinerary
- Camping gears: tents, mattresses, pillows, sleeping bags, chairs, tables, cooking utensils and other necessary equipments
- Scouts in the national parks
- Cook
- Guide service
- All taxes

Price Excludes:
- Any payable drinks / beverages
- Payment or offerings for photographing and video shootings
- All expenses of personal.