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.
Meet a Mursi tribe and learn about their unique traditions of extending their lower lips and brutal stick fighting.
Visit Hamer villages made entirely of mud with very few outside influences and, if you're lucky, perhaps see an initiation bull jumping ceremony.
Camp in the Mago National Park with basic facilities before visiting the Mursi tribe the following day. Sleeping mats, sheets and blankets are provided.
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.
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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 Addis Ababa airport at approximately 3pm. Please do not book any onward flights departing before 6pm.
3. A blanket, sheet and sleeping mat will be provided for the one night of camping in Mago National Park. Overnight temperatures are usually quite mild however if you feel the cold then a sleeping bag from home is also recommended.
4. 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.
5. 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 - www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts