Travelling to South Omo Valley to meet the tribes
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Mar 1, 2013 1:16 AM Last Post By: DaleChris
Dec 10, 2012 11:24 AM
Travelling to South Omo Valley to meet the tribesHi There,
I'm a 38 yo male from Finland, and plan to visit the Southern Omo Valley with my girlfriend at some time between 23rd of December and 5th of January. If you have any good recommendations to share like cheap and good accommodation, places of interests, great local guides, how to travel etc. we would appreciate all practical hints.
Also if you would be interested to shear some costs or just looking for some relaxed travel company please don't hesitate to drop us a code. We would love to spend at least some of the nights together with the local tribes in their villages and also considering rental of 4x4 car.
Dec 10, 2012 8:41 PM
1To visit Omo valley we know that there are indigenous village people who provide cultural tours and and also you can experience a good knowledge with tribal families in the remote villages of tribes. We believe that the best way to travel to Omo Valley is this. So for your interest you can contact email@example.com they can provide you a good service including all the necessary information and service because they are familiar for the area and their people
Dec 11, 2012 3:48 AM
2I highly recommend from my last experience of cultural tour towards omo Valley. I met an indigenous tribal guide and tour operator originally from the remote village in Hamar called Fitret, his village is the real cultural village that even people do not ask any money for picture it is about 26 km from Turmi. So I believe this guide can arrange you the right way of staying with families and villages in Omo Valley!! you have so many opportunities to experiance a good time. You can contact him firstname.lastname@example.org
have a nice trip
Dec 11, 2012 6:46 AM
Dec 11, 2012 10:00 AM
Dec 12, 2012 4:27 AM
5Hi Nikke, my husband and I are also wanting to visit the tribes in the Lower Omo Valley around the same time as you. We fly into Addis Ababa on the 20th December from Muscat in Oman. Are you still interested in sharing costs at all?
Alternatively, is there anyone else wanting to do a tour around the villages anywhere between say 22-28th Dec and share costs? We have thoughts of flying from Addis to Arba Minch and starting from either there or Konso.
Edited by: DaleChris
Dec 13, 2012 2:22 AM
6Hi! My boyfriend and I (late 20's / 30, from Sweden and Canada) would like to travel to the Omo Valley between Dec 20-27, approximately. Would love to use a local tour guide, not interested in expensive "human zoo" tours. Very flexible on itinerary, and have a fair bit experience traveling, though not yet in southern Ethiopia. We would love some travel companions and/or help sharing costs. I am staying in Addis right now, and my boyfriend arrives the 18th. Please let us know if anyone else is traveling around that time and would like to join up!!
Dec 13, 2012 9:21 AM
7Hi, we're in touch with a local fellow from Konso who is working out a total "non human zoo" trip for us. We'll be flying into Arba Minch the afternoon of 21Dec, then departing the afternoon of 26Dec. He's working on taking us to tribal villages as far south as Omorate, and visiting local markets etc where we can. This fellow comes with a recommendation and sounds lovely in emails. At the moment there are just the two of us (Australians living in Muscat, Oman), but we would love another couple to join us for company and to share costs. Swenada24 if you're interested, please let me know. Chris.
Feb 7, 2013 7:06 AM
8Hi, I'm planning a trip to South Omo in mid-March and was particularly interested in hearing from DaleChris about his "non human zoo" trip with the fellow from Konso.
I want to do a similar trip and was wondering if Chris has any tips, contacts and general feedback on how his trip went!
And I'm of course eager to hear from anybody else too!
Mar 1, 2013 12:20 AM
Mar 1, 2013 1:16 AM
We flew from Addis Ababa to Arba Minch the afternoon of 21Dec2012, then returned the afternoon of 26Dec. Via internet surfing I came across a local guide from Jinka who agreed to arrange all our travel plans through the Omo Valley. His name is Lalo Desse of Lalo Tours www.lalo-tours.com (contact details - Tel +251913363077, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). He met us at the airport and had everything planned for us. We insisted on a medium budget trip, ie not backpacker $2.50 accommodation, but not high end tourist hotels either. Our criterion was a good bed, mosquito nets and hot showers at the end of the day. Food - we wanted to taste local food and not be placed in hotel dining rooms for each meal. Being a local, he was able to speak a lot of the local dialects which was extremely handy when visiting the tribal villages. We visited Konso, Weyto, Turmi, Dimeka, KeyAfar, Jinka, Omerate, and up to Dorze. We met Hamer, Karo, Ari, Bena, and Mursi people. Each day was timed well for local markets and on one day, a bull-jumping ceremony, which was amazing! On the last day we went out on Lake Chamo to see hippos and the large Nile crocs. Up front, we asked for an all up no more to pay price, and he just took care of everything as we went along - such a treat!
Via LP Thorn Tree we found another couple to share the adventures with us, so all in all we had an amazing Omo Valley experience. For a real local trip, I can't recommend Lalo more highly. Chris.
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