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5 reviews of The Omo River Valley

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The omo river valley

Ethiopia, located between Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, and the Sudan, is undoubtedly one of the most impacting destinations in Africa. It's a land of contrasts, both in terms of geography as well as culture and traditions. While we visited the north and south, this post is about the south. Many of the peoples of southern Ethiopia, especially around the Omo River Valley, are considered among the oldest peoples on Earth and still maintain some of their original identity, lifestyle, and customs from a distant age. To visit is to enter a life that's totally different from anything else in the world. You can't help but feel strange at first, but you'll be lulled by the locals' grand hospitality and disarming kindness.

We visited in September and everything was vibrantly green. There were colorful markets full of colorfully-dressed people and the sunsets were simply incredible.
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Unique beauty

Wedged between Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, the Omo River valley presents travelers with an amazing world frozen in time. Away from any capital city and home to an extreme climate, it's one of the wildest places in Africa and where around 15 nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes live. Mursi, Karo, Erbore, Hamer transform their bodies into authentic canvases and I tried to capture their unique beauty.
Alfonso Navarro Táppero

7 day's tour to the villages of omo valley

This is an extraordinary opportunity to meet some of the more remote ethnic groups of the fascinatingly diverse areas surrounding the Omo River in South West Ethiopia. While the Omo Valley is an area which has been on the “tourist radar” for several years, the vast majority of visitors to the region find themselves unable to escape the “4WD circuit” which has arisen.

This comprehensive itinerary visits some of the region’s better known tribes but also spends a day walking through the Buska Mountains following a remote village trail and camping for two nights in the wild close to the villages of Buska and Kufur. Be warned, this is not an easy journey at times and there will be some basic conditions; it will surely be a journey to challenge the senses.

Whilst in this fascinating region we aim to learn about the varied ethnic groups who inhabit the region - from the Mursi, renowned for their lip-plates, the Konso famous for their terraced farming to the Hamer famous for their bull jumping coming of age ceremony. This is a unique itinerary in an unforgettable part of the world.
Melak Tadesse
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