Tours of Ethiopia’s Omo Valley

The Lower Omo is quite different from any other region in Ethiopia, and indeed all of Africa.  Home to a remarkable mix of small, contrasting ethnic groups: the Bena and Konso, the Gelebe, the Bodi, the Mursi, the Surma, the Arbore, and the Hamer, to name but a few, the tribes of the Omo  are all unique, having developed their own cultures while almost completely isolated from the outside world.   Traveling in the Lower Omo is always an adventure and four-wheel drive vehicles are a must.  Accommodations and campsites offer few amenities but this adds to the adventure.  The remoteness of the region helps make for an unforgettable experience.   


  • Great Rift Valley Lakes:  Lake Chamo, home to numerous hippos and some of the largest crocodiles in the world.
  • Tribes of the South Omo:  A remarkable mix of small, contrasting ethnic groups, having developed their unique cultures while almost completely isolated from the outside world.   
  • Konso:  A UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring the unique culture of the Konso People.
  • National Parks:  Wildlife of Mago National Park and Nechisar Park.


Select a tour from the below list to view the itinerary:

  • 8 Days/8 Nights OV08
    • Eight nights travelling in Ethiopia’s amazing Omo Valley.  All transport is by surface.
  • 10 Days/10 Nights OV10
    • This tour includes all the sites of our Eight Day Omo tour with an overnight excursion to Bale Mountains National Park.  All transport is by surface.


The tours below include the Omo Valley in addition to other sites in Ethiopia:

  • 14 Days/14 Nights TO14
    • Four nights camping and one hotel night in Bale Mountains National Park.  Following your trek, continue with our tour of the Omo Valley.  All transport is by surface.
  • 14 Days/13 Nights  CO13a
    • This tour visits the main highlights of Northern Ethiopia and the Omo Valley as well as a one day excursion to the Simien Mountains.  Five domestic flights.
  • 14 Days/13 Nights  CO13b
    • This tour visits the main highlights of Northern Ethiopia and the Omo Valley.  Return travel to Addis from the Omo is via surface.  Four domestic flights.
  • 16 Days/16 Nights  CO16
    • This tour visits the main highlights of Northern Ethiopia and the Omo Valley as well as a one day excursion to the Simien Mountains.  Four domestic flights.
  • 22 Days/21 Nights  CO21
    • This tour visits all the main highlights of Northern Ethiopia, and the Omo Valley with excursions to Awash National Park and the Simien and Bale Mountains.  One domestic flight.
  • 25 Days/25 Nights  CO25
    • This tour visits all the main highlights of Northern Ethiopia, the Omo Valley, and Harar with excursions to Awash National Park and the Simien and Bale Mountains. All transport is by surface.
  • 27 Days/27 Nights  CO27
    • This tour visits all the main highlights of Northern Ethiopia, the Omo Valley, the Danakil Depression, and Harar with excursions to Awash National Park and the Simien and Bale Mountains.  Two domestic flights.



When to Visit:

The rainy season in the Omo Valley is in April and May but with the recent improvement of roads, the area is now accessible the entire year.  The climate during the rest of the year is generally ideal although there are occasional October rains.





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