Visitors with an interest in observing pre-materialist cultures and in anthropology will find much to fascinate them in cultural1the different ethnic groups situated along the Omo River, with marvelous scener, wild life and bird life as an added bonus. Before reaching the Omo, just before Arba Minch, a visit can be made to Chencha , the home of the Dorze people , famed for their bamboo bee hive shaped houses and their weaving skills. Further south are the Konso, noted for their weaving skills. Further south are the Konso , noted for their intricately terraced hillsides and the wooden totems with which they adorn their cemeteries. Along the Omo River a variety of different ethnic groups are found, such as the Arbore, Bume, Galeb, Karo, hamer and Mursi, whose contact with the modern world has come only within the last two to three decades .(The Omo, flowing for nearly1000km from the highlands south west of Addis Ababa to Lake Turkana in Kenya, provides excellent opportunities for white water rafting .) For a trip to the Omo Valley at least 8 days should be allowed. On the east bank, the construction of lodges has obviated the need for camping, but on the west bank it is still necessary. Abinas Ethiopia can provide well fitted camps, with cooks, full board, generators, freezers, cold drinks and toilet and shower tents.

In the far west in Gambella, along the Baro river can be found the Anuak, Nuer and Misingir people . Gambella can be reached by air or bya a 2 to 3 days road trip.

Neared Addis Ababa, from the Awash Park eastwards, are the Afar , most of whom are still pastoralists and who can pack up and carry their houses on the backs of camels.

Activity: The rift valley and tribes of omo
Transportation:  (by road)
Duration: 14days/13nights Read more itinerary information

Activity: Omo valley and Bale Mountains
Transportation: (by road)
Duration: 16days/15nights Read more itinerary information

Activity: Omo national park
Transportation:  (by road)
Duration: 10 days /9nights Read more itinerary information

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