People of Southern Ethiopia (11 days) - ETH0310

Meet the people of Southern Ethiopia.

This tour takes you south from Addis through the Abijatta Shalla Lakes National park to Arba Minch, the Omo Valley and Omo National Park.

The Omo valley is dominated mainly by many ethnic groups who speak omotic language as classified by linguistics. The region and the people of this area are one of the least affected by the modern world. The life style of these people has hardly changed for centuries. People still live in simple make shift huts, dress animal skins and drink from calabashes. The area is a veritable paradise for photographers and naturalists.

The people of the Omo Valley and their culture have been a source of fascination for travellers for many years. The Hammar or Hamer, who are well known for their sense of elegance, are the major ethnic group in the region. The Surma and Mursi women, who wear lip plates by piercing their lower lip have been compelling tourists to travel to their land to see what seems impossible.

You will meet these people in their own homeland and you will be their guests in their daily lives.

This tour is only available between July and the end of March. It is suitable for all age groups.

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