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Omo National Park and River

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Address: Jinka 1018, Ethiopia
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Open Ethiopia is running a trip to Omo national park and Omo valley tribes

Open Ethiopia is running a trip to Omo national park and Omo valley tribes

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A living museum

Fascinating! Yama Tour organized it for 3 of us with Abel - the perfect driver. Although little bit touristy but we understood their need to survive and continue in their... read more

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Miami, Florida
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fascinating! Yama Tour organized it for 3 of us with Abel - the perfect driver. Although little bit touristy but we understood their need to survive and continue in their traditions. Get ready for a long ride on unpaved and dusty roads but it is all worth it. Get good camera and lots of five birr notes "25 US cents"... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a great time exploring the Omo Valley with Melak Tedasse. We were lucky enough to explore several different tribes; we even got to camp with the Mursi Tribe in Mago National Park. Melak is from Jinka and has many connections amongst the tribes. He was very knowledgable on each tribe and also arranged local guides for visiting each.... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travelled to Arba Minch and the Omo Valley with some family in late November with Fitretu Getachew, founder of Open Ethiopia. Amazing trip, amazing place and really great guide (Fitre) and driver (Alex). Once in a lifetime experience. We visited Mursi village, Jinka town and Omo Child orphanage, Hamer bulljumping ceremony and Hamer market (Dimeka), Dassanech tribe and the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sleep in tents with mursi trib.. Dinner with them... Under the stars... Nice people. Good experience .. You can see how in the night the cows and cuts (cuttle) come from the montains to home.. How mursi woman lifes without turist by night... Without plates in her libs... Childrens are happy without anything... A lot of flights !!! :-))

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Omo national park hosts traditional tribes as well as special views and wild life . Extraordinary traditions unchanged for centuries. Karo , Hammer and other tribes live in tents villages with the cattle and goats. Very interesting astonishing and special.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is the strongest recommendation of Melak Tedesse as a guide for those interested in visiting the many very primitive tribes who make their home in the Lower Omo River Valley of southern Ethiopia. The fascinating tribes generally speak different languages and have different cultures and customs than the other tribes in the area. Visiting them was, to my good... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Traveling trough Southern Ethiopia was a wonderful experience, If you are interested in culture, tribes and traditions, you should travel trough the South. Unfortunately we only had five days to do a tour in this region. If you have the opportunity to travel true this region for more than 5 days, I will advise you to do this. The distances... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Sometimes it felt like they are performing just for your money. It was not authentic, and they kept ask for money.

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Wiener Neustadt, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We started the tribal tour from Arba Minch and set off straight to Mago National Park Mursi Village where we spend memorable night. The program was followed by Ari, Hamer, Dasanch, Kara, bull jumping, open market and Dorze tribe. The trip was enjoyable and we had a fantastic five days interacting with the tribes and everything was well arranged by... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

It is amazing to see the great ancient African tribes at South Omo Valley of Ethiopia. I have visited three times the area. Many experiences with locals. The wildlife at Mago and Omo National Parks. The big five mammals are found in the national parks. En route to this area one can pass many sites and get may experiences, touching... More 

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