8 DAYS TRIP TO OMO VALLEY, ETHIOPIA
The Date: January 19-25, 2024
Package price per pax: USD 2,950
Group Size: 5 (Seven) participants + Rarindra
Flight Destination: Addis Ababa
Difficulties: Easy to average/medium.
What’s included in the package?
All 3 meals of the day with mineral water
Tourist standard 4X4 utility vehicle with air-conditioning
Entry scout fees, villages fees, and road fees
National English speaking escort guide and local tribal guide
Water, beer, soda, coffee (wine is not included, as it is usually served by the bottle only; premium alcoholic drinks are not included)
Round Trip Domestic flight from Addis to Jinka
What’s NOT included?
International airfare to and from Addis Abba
Personal purchases (including shopping, spirits, laundry, telephone calls etc.)
Optional extra activities not included on the itinerary
Extra photo fees
Pre- and Post- expeditions tours
Meals or accommodations before or after the expedition (except as noted in the detailed itinerary)
What to Bring
Two camera bodies is highly suggested.
Lenses: suggestion: 24-70, 70-200 (optional superwide or fix lenses)
Everything to cover up our gears from dust during shooting
Passport (make sure its validation)
USD 1500 Down Payment Upon Booking (non refundable- before Aug 20th).
Full payment in before Oct 31st
BANK CENTRAL ASIA (US Dollar ONLY)
Account number: 4912 260 571
Account name: Budi Prakasa Karyadi
Branch: Jalan Panjang
Address: Jalanl Panjang 79 EF, Kelapa Dua, Jakarta 11520, Indonesia
SWIFT Code: CENAIDJA
BANK CENTRAL ASIA (Rupiah currency for Indonesian participants)
(Use current USD-IDR convertion when transfering)
Account name: BUDI PRAKASA KARYADI
Account number: 084 046 5012
Swift code: CENAIDJA
Branch: Wisma Asia I
Bank Address: Wisma Asia I, JL Jend S. Parman, Kav. 79, Jakarta 11420
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN ADDIS ABABA
Pick up from the airport and transfer to the mosaic hotel, leaving some time to refresh and shower , The following activities are optional during our stay in the capital Addis Ababa.
Our City tour start at 9:30 am. First we would be heading to TOMOCA, a very small, antique looking, coffee shop, which has been open since 1953 . the aroma of freshly roasting coffee will hit you before you enter. From here we will proceed to national museum to get to know Lucy the first prehistoric human discovered in Ethiopia . Afterwords lunch at the famous LUCY restaurant.
After lunch our last visit of the day would be Holy Trinity Cathedral ,the second most important place of worship in Ethiopia,
Return Back to the hotel,
O/N - BEST WESTERN HOTEL
Day 2: ADDIS TO JINKA( BCO)
Pick you up from airport , transfer to hotel freshen up and go to south omo research center , Visiting the ethnological museum would give us brief preview of pornographical information about verity of tribal groups residing in omo valley, depending on our time we can also have an option to visit the Ari village around our lodge
DAY 3: JINKA -TURMI (130KM GRAVEL; 2HRS)
after early break fast , we will have an 2hrs drive to turmi . Once we arrive in Turmi we will check in at our lodge , we will have a full day to explore Trumi and around . we will head to the largest hamar hamlet, for todays photography and for more immersive experience of their daily lives. Hamer women have prominent cheekbones and wear heavy copper necklaces with intricate handmade beads. The Hamers are gregarious and easily engaged.
OVER NIGHT: BUSKA LODGE
Day 4: Turmi - Omorate - Turmi (all paved, gravel, 1:30hrs one way)
Departing Turmi at 5:00AM, we will be heading to Omorate, home of the Dassanach tribe who are said to be descendants of Bantu.Like many of these tribal groups they use chain links and other western ‘cast offs’ as decorative objects. Crossing the newly constructed Omo River bridge and driving further for 20kms selang village
We would photographing and participate in the Dimi ceremony, which is the biggest event in a man's life. Its purpose is to honor and bless the father's daughter for future marriage and conception. A man becomes an elder once he has gone through Dimi. To feast and dance, men and women dress spectacularly in animal fur capes, and the community elders bless the girl. the ritual lasts about 2 hrs to day light, after wards we would be visiting and photographing dassanch village right nexet the ritual area or near by dassench village. We will photograph the women cooking by fire, grinding corn meal and the men with their flock.
return back to our lodge for lunch
DAY 5: Turmi - Karo Dus _TURMI (75km gravelled 1;30 hrs)
This day, we will depart at 5:00 to kara dus, where we will have a full day photography with with kara , we would be photographing the kara at three different location ( at dus village , at our camping site and at korcho village)
our camping team will be go in advance and prepare breakfast and lunch for today and dinner at the hotel.
The Kara tribe, which lives on the gorgeous Omo River banks, is renowned for their distinctive and stunning body chalk painting. Many Kara women have their lips pierced and have nails and pins inserted. Photographing on the Omo River's bank can yield iconic images. We will spend the best part of the day photographing people in the villages as they go about their daily activities, such as planting crops, herding cattle, and performing traditional tribal dances in the evening, with many opportunities for solo and group shots.
OVER NIGHT: BUSKA LODGE TURMI
DAY 6: Turmi - ARBORE - Jinka (180KM, GRAVELED , 5HRS)
An other early morning set off proceed further into the scenic Weito lowlands, we will be visiting an Arbore tribal village located at the northern edge of Mount Buska. The Arbore women are absolutely stunning, they have extremely dark skin and strong features. Prior to marriage the women have their heads shaved. They wear dark robes, colorful beads and their huts are fabricated from tree branches..
after photo session we will procced to jinka , en route stop in keyafer to photograph the extraordinary high stilt-walking Bede boys.
OVER NIGHt: ECO OMO JINKA
DAY 7: JINKA-MURSI-JINKA(120 KM GRAVEL; 4 HRS)
The day starts at 6:00 a.m. with a two-hour trip via gorgeous Mago National Park to see the legendary Mursi tribes, who reside spread along the Maki river to the Mago highlands. The Mursi are one of indigenous ethnic group in Omo Valley. They inhabit in low-to-the-ground grass and leaf houses. Terra cotta jewelry looks great on women's enormously enlarged lower lips and ear lobes. Males are well-known for their hairstyles.
OVER NIGHt: ECO OMO JINKA
Day 8: Addis Ababa, International flight
after early breakfast transfer to Jinka (BCO) airport for the morning flight that departs around 9:30 to ADDIS ABABA. Arriving in addis ababa we will have a day stay at mosic hotel before we transfer to bole airport for your late night flight to your country.
PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO FILL IN