3 Days Omo Valley Tribal Experiences

We will pick you up at Jinka Airport and drive straight to Turmi. Once we arrive in Turmi, we will proceed to the largest hamar hamlet to camp or stay in a homestay. Our team will ensure that all camps are prepared. Camping in Hamar village will enable you to get a closer, more immersive experience of their daily lives. Hamer women have prominent cheekbones and wear heavy copper necklaces with intricate handmade beads. The Hamers are gregarious and easily engaged.

Depart early, aiming to arrive while the sun is still soft. Head towards Korcho, one of the three villages of the Kara village, all of which are situated in a breathtaking setting on the banks of the Omo River. The kara is well-known for its adorning flowers as well as its creative and decorative body chalk painting. Many of the Kara women have pierced lips and inserted nails and pins. Learn more about the Kara tribe. Drinking coffee in their traditional hut, listening to their stories, and interacting with elders and tribeswomen. Then, return to Turmi for lunch. If our day falls on one of the market days ( Monday, Tuesday, or Saturday), we would pay a visit to a weekly tribe market. The Omo Regional Market is a vibrant site where many tribes of the Omo Region get together to mingle, exchange what is going on around them, and sell and purchase items. People from Ari, Tsemai, Hamar, and Benna may be seen interacting in the vibrant marketplace, which is a terrific opportunity to people-watch. The market sells a variety of commodities, including crafts, jewelry, and spices. Proceed to Jinka

The day starts at 6:00 a.m. with a two-hour trip via gorgeous Mago National Park to see the legendary Mursi tribes, who reside spread along the Maki river to the Mago highlands. The Mursi are one of the indigenous ethnic groups in Omo Valley. They inhabit low-to-the-ground grass and leaf houses. Terra cotta jewelry looks great on women’s enormously enlarged lower lips and ear lobes. Males are well-known for their hairstyles. You may be able to visit the ethnological museum upon your return to Jinka, which may provide conclusive information on the tribes. Then proceed to Jinka airport.