Camping in the Omo Valley

The Omo Valley is one of the most culturally diverse and fascinating destinations on the planet. This premium itinerary takes you deep into the Omo Valley, exploring the length and breadth of the region with overnights at camps offering exclusive access into some of the world's most untouched regions.

8 Days

Camping in the Omo Valley - 8

Itinerary Map

Landmarks visited on Camping in the Omo Valley

Itinerary

Day 1: Addis Ababa

Arrive Addis. City Tour and introduction to Ethiopia. The city tour will take in a few highlights like the National and Ethnological museums, Trinity Cathedral and St Georges Church and gallery. 

Overnight: Hyatt Regency

Day 2: Omo Valley

Private transfer to the airport for a private charter flight down to the Omo valley (2 hr flight to Murulle airstrip). Meet Lale and take a 30 minute boat cruise up to Lale’s Camp. Afternoon spent visiting a body painting ceremony done by the Kara around the village of Dus. 

Overnight: Lale's Camp

Day 3: Omo Valley

Early morning drive out to a Hamar village. Spend a few hours with the Hamar, interacting and understanding their lifestyles. Return to camp for brunch. Afternoon visiting the Kundama farm scheme to help the Kara deal with water loss from the damming of the Omo. Boat cruise back to camp in the evening doing a bit of bird and wildlife watching on the river.

Overnight: Lale's Camp

Day 4: Omo Valley

Morning departure to travel 3 hours up river to the southern boundary of the Mago National Park. Meet a group of Mursi and spend the day and evening with them in a secluded little campsite on the rivers edge. Late afternoon boat cruise upriver looking for wildlife coming down to the river. 

Overnight: Fly Camp

Day 5: Omo Valley

Travel back down river to Lale’s Camp, stopping en route at an ancient archaeological site looking for fossils. Afternoon walk across to a Nyangatom village on the West bank of the Omo and visit the least understood of the Omo tribes

Overnight: Lale's Camp

Day 6: Omo Valley

Drive across some beautiful lower Omo scenery with Grants Gazelle and Lesser Kudu to reach the village of Omerate. Head into our campsite in the Omo Delta just above Lake Turkana. Evening boat cruise on to the upper reaches of Lake Turkana. 

Overnight: Delta Camp

Day 7: Omo Valley

Visit Dassenech villages . Return to camp for lunch under the shade. Enjoy an afternoon cruising the rivers channels in the Delta. 

Overnight: Delta Camp

Day 8: Addis Ababa

Transfer to the airstrip for the charter flight from Omerate strip back to Addis. This takes about two hours. Met at the airport by a driver for the transfer to your hotel. Last evening spent out at a good restaurant in town, before being transferred to the airport for international flight out. 

Day-use: Hyatt Regency

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Includes

  • Internal light aircraft charter flights.
  • Airport transfers and road transport by private minibus.
  • Accommodation based two people sharing a double room/tent.
  • Meal plan full board plus drinks in camp.
  • Fees for entrances, local guides and compulsory scouts for activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Exclusive use of camp.
  • All government taxes for the services included in the tour price.

Excludes

  • International flights and visa fees.
  • Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
  • Fees for photos and video.
  • Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.

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