Discover a world barely touched by modern society on this Ethiopian adventure.
Often overlooked, Ethiopia’s spectacular nature reserves and diverse tribal communities are ripe for exploration. Go off the beaten track and visit remote tribes in the Omo Valley and try to spot crocodiles as they bask off the shores of Lake Chamo. Get up close and personal with the people and the nature of Ethiopia – a place hidden from the rigorous modernity of the modern world.
Visit the Dorze people and immerse yourself in a culture well known for their unique bee-hive houses and colourful woven fabrics.
Take a boat trip on Lake Chamo for a chance spotting of the resident hippos, thousands of Nile crocodiles, rich bird life and local fishermen.
Visit Hamar villages made entirely of mud with very few outside influences and, if you're lucky, perhaps see an initiation bull jumping ceremony.
Spend a night in Konso and visit a mora, a central communal building used by men and boys as a social area while you're there.
We are welcomed into different villages, tribes and ways of life on this itinerary. While very fascinating it is important to show our respects and only take photos once a bond has been created and approval given.
The order of the Omo Valley section of the itinerary may change to maximise the chances of seeing ceremonies and markets or because wet weather may limit access to roads.
You may also want to check out our Best of Ethiopia trip if you have longer to explore in Ethiopia.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Ethiopia Untouched trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. This trip finishes on arrival at the Addis Ababa hotel at approximately 6pm. Please do not book any onward flights departing before 9pm.
3. Days 3-6 of the itinerary may be amended depending on the ceremonies and markets in the area. If this is the case all inclusions and nights at each location will not change.
4. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Ethiopia before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - https://www.intrepidtravel.com/travel-alerts
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