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Omo Valley Cultural & Photography Safari

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9 DAYS OMO VALLEY CULTURAL & PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI 6th October 2018 - 14th October 2018. HIGHLIGHTS: The 14 tribes of Omo Valley, Scenic Northern Kenya,...

6th October 2018 - 14th October 2018.

The 14 tribes of Omo Valley, Scenic Northern Kenya, Jinka, Turmi, Arba Minch(40 springs), Unique and rare Photographic opportunities, Marsabit National Park, Bull Jumping Ceremony, Evangandi Dance, Donga stick fighting ceremony...etc


Day 1.Nairobi-Marsabit
Day 2.Marsabit-Yabello, Ethiopia
Day 3.Yabello-Turmi
Day 4.Turmi
Day 5.Jinka
Day 6.Jinka-Arba Minch
Day 7.Arba Minch-Moyale, Ethiopia
Day 8.Moyale-Isiolo
Day 9.Isiolo-Nairobi

The Omo Valley is undoubtedly one of the most unique places on earth because of the wide variety of cultural people and animals that inhabit it. It is located in Africa's Great Rift Valley in Southern Ethiopia just North of Lake Turkana. The region is known for its culture and diversity.

The tribes that live in the lower Omo Valley are believed to be among the most fascinating on the continent of Africa and around the world. Cultural & photographic tours are offered to several towns and villages. It is often you come into contact with the following tribes and their Cultural events: Arbore, Ari, Bena, Bodi, Bumi, Dassanech, Dorze, Hamer, Karo, Konso, Kwegu, Mursi, Tsemay, and Turkana when you tour the valley.

Day 1. Nairobi-Marsabit.
We depart Nairobi early morning and drive North to Marsabit, on the way sighting some of the most scenic parts of Kenya. We arrive at our accommodation on the edge of Marsabit National park in the evening for an overnight. We have a possibility for a visit to Lake Paradise in the Park.

Day 2. Marsabit-Yabello
Early morning departure after breakfast through Dida Galgallo Desert and eventually arriving at the Moyale Border town for customs and immigration process before we can cross into Ethiopia. We drive a further 200km to the town of Yabello where we will put up for the night.

Day 3. Yabello-Turmi
The next 3 days will be spent with the local communities in the Omo Valley, starting with Turmi where we will meet and interact with the first tribes and have an opportunity to take photos as well. After exploring the area and enjoying our local interaction with the Hamer people and Dassanech we will spend the night in Turmi. The cultural ceremonies like Bull jumping, Evangandi and Donga stick fighting can only be witnessed if happening by coincidence while you are there as they have no specific scheduled dates. However in general possibilities are there between September and February, if we are lucky.

Day 4. Turmi
Today we have an opportunity to meet more of the Hamer people and the karo tribe. we will also scan around to see if were lucky to have a Bull Jumping ceremony in the area that we can witness.

Day 5. Jinka
After breakfast we depart for Jinka where we will meet more tribes at the market and nearby villages along the route. We have an opportunity to meet more tribes here and take photos as well as learn about their cultural events and way of life. Here we will meet the famous Mursi people with their Lip discs.

Day 6. Jinka-Arba Minch.
Today we eventually drive to Konso where we meet the Konso tribe before moving on to Arba Minch town.

Day 7. Arba Minch-Moyale, Ethiopia
After breakfast we drive back to the Border and spend the last night in Moyale on the Ethiopia side.

Day 8. Moyale-Nanyuki
This morning we check out of Ethiopia and drive to Isiolo for a transit night on our way back home. If time allows we have an opportunity on the way to visit Ololokwe mountain or Samburu National Reserve
Day 9. Nanyuki-Nairobi.

After breakfast we have the final drive back to Nairobi, bringing back nice memories of a lifetime from the trip.

End of Services.

COST: Ksh 46,000

Booking Fees: Ksh 5,000 per person.

Mpesa TILL NUMBER: 902583

Includes; Transport, fuel, crew, Meals and accommodation

Excludes: Souvenirs, Drinks, Optional activities, village fees, entry fees and local guides.

Booking fee. Used to secure bookings with our ground suppliers. (Non Refundable)

Balance by 28th September 2018.

SELF DRIVE OPTION: Ksh 36,000 We’ll provide meals, head guide services, accommodation and logistics support.

CALL: +254724327639 for bookings enquiries-Leonard.

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Mpesa TILL NUMBER: 584475