Omo Valley is one of Africa’s most fascinating regions as it is home to numerous indigenous tribes. Visiting their villages provides clients with the opportunity to gain a much deeper understanding and interest in their differing cultures and history.
NEW TENTED CAMP
There’s now a new mobile camping experience set up in the Omo Valley provided by Dinknesh. They have invested in comfortable walk-in canvas tents with verandas, en-suite shower, dressing / storage area and private toilet. Camping offers not only a good budget option, it is also delivers convenience, by being located deep within the tribal homelands.
As the Omo Valley is considered by many to be a photographers’ paradise, the camp also has a tent dedicated to photography, with a host of specialist facilities, including an exclusive power supply.
THE TRIBES OF THE OMO VALLEY
Fascinating tribes include the Suri, the Karo, Dassenechs, Mursi, Bena and Hamars – all living in close proximity but adopting hugely different cultures. For example, the Karo people - one of the smallest ethnic groups with only c2000 individuals - are famous for tattooing, scarification and body painting.
THE ALLURE OF THE SOUTH
Ethiopia’s Southern Circuit also includes the famous Bale Mountains and the Sanetti Plateau for numerous endemic bird species, Mount Nyala and the unique Ethiopian Wolf - the world’s rarest candid. A boat-ride on Lake Chamo serves up the greatest concentration of huge Nile crocodiles, plus countless hippos and an array of water birds.
DINKNESH ETHOPIA TOURS
Dinknesh Ethiopia Tours provide exceptional service to both groups and tailor-made. They thrive on their attention to detail, experienced guides and excellent service standards. For more information on Dinknesh or to find out more about fam trips to Ethiopia, please contact Kristina Harlow.