Omo Valley home to some of Africa’s most fascinating ethnic groups and a trip here represents a unique chance for travellers to encounter a culture markedly different from their own. Whether it’s wandering through traditional Daasanach villages, watching Hamer people performing a Jumping of the Bulls ceremony or seeing the Mursi’s mind-blowing lip plates, your visit here will stick with you for a lifetime.
The Omo Valley is a melting pot of cultures that have tried to keep untouched their traditions for generations up to our days. In addition, it is home to abundant wildlife as part of the Great Rift Valley scenery. Starting in Arba Minch with a boat trip on the Lake Chamo surrounded by hippopotamus and crocodiles, this unforgettable tour will take you to different tribes such as the Dorze, famous for their cotton-weaving skills and their bee-hives looking houses, the Mursi and their women with large plates in their lower lips or the Hamer, known for their goatskin outfits and the “bull-jumping” old tradition that young men try to accomplish if they want to get married. You will not be indifferent to this mosaic of unique cultures and ancient traditions.