OMO VALLEY PHOTO EXPEDITION TO SURI(SURMA) AND OMO VALLEY TRIBES( 9DAYS),

 

OMO VALLEY PHOTO EXPEDITION TO SURI(SURMA) AND OMO VALLEY TRIBES( 9DAYS),

omo photo expedition omo tribes with suri

This   new omo valley tribal culture and photo expeditions brings you to both western omo  to suri( surma) tribe and the souther omo tribes . this rarely been combined in one photo expeditions, we took advantage of new opened bridge on omo river and the resume of weekly flight between Addis and JINKA.

The highlight of this photo expeditions would be

·         MURSI TRIBE PHOTOGRAPHY

·         KARO TRIBE PHOTOGRAPHY

·         SURI( SURMA) TRIBE PHOTOGRAPHY

·         HAMER TRIBE

·         BUME(NGANGATOM)

·         DASENCH TRIBE PHOTOGRAPHY

·         WEEKLY TRIBAL MARKET

 


Day 1  FLY 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 ethnographical information about verity of tribal groups residing in omo valley,  depending on our time we can also have a chance to visit the evening market of ari tribe.

O/N  Eco-Omo Lodge.


Day 2  JINKA-MURSI-TURMI

This day  our expedition stars early morning    with an excursion to a Mursi village (approx 66km from Jinka). Meet the Mursi, they are  renowned for wearing largest lip plate and ear lob ,Then after lunch we drive to Turmi (120 km ) from jinka ,

O/N – Buska loge


Day 3  DRIVE TURMI –KORCHO-DUS– TURMI

Early in the morning, make an excursion trip to korocho to visit the Karo  The Karos residing on the bank of omo river , are celebrated for the most fine body painting and body scarification. Return to turmi for lucnch ,This  afternoon  we will  have a visit  of  biggest  hammer  village 

O/N – Busk loge

Meal (B,L,D)

 


Day 4 DRIVE TURMI – KANGATEN-KIBISH

After early breakfast we depart to kibish  to the heart of suri land(surma) , crossing  omo river the from kangaten side  on newly build bridge , the west side of side of the river relatively  been isolated and preserved from tourist radar en route we encounter different wild animal as we crossing omo national park.

Today mostly it driving aiming to get suri  for the evening photo section.

O/N – camped tent 


 

Day 5  FULL DAY SURI(SURMA) PHOTOGRAPHY

The  suri  still  remain  less  visited tribes  due  to their  remoteness  ans inaccessibility, and are  also  the  most photo desired of all,

For  for their incredibly ornate decoration of themselves, which they achieve through painting, scarification and adornment with flowers and other natural objects.

O/N – camped  tent


DRIVE 6   KIBISH -KAKUTA 

Early depart to KAKUTA spend  this afternoon and the  morning visit and photo the  bume tribes.

The BUME : camping in kakuta will give us chance to get familiar with the life and culture of one of the most worriers tribes in omo valley Nyangatom women use (Hang) enormous loose coulorfull bead necklaces around their necks, they shave round their scalp and leave a central friezed tuft of hair on to which a generous amount of red ochre is applied. And Nagatom man undertake voluntary scarification on his upper body killing traditional enemies, mans  hair style is clay hair buns in to with ostrich feathers could be fixed.    Both men and women elders are also famous in their labial piercing in to which they plug decorative wooden, metallic or ivory structures.

 

Day 7 KAKUTA -TURMI

This aftrernoon Continue  drive to  Turmi centeral town  of the Hamar Tribe,  transfer to  buska lodge  relax  getting  ready  for  the  next  morning  tribal photo expedition.


Day 8 TURMI  - DASENECH -TURMI

 

After breakfast, make an excursion to Omorate which is found east of the Omo River; We cross Omo River by a small boat and walk 20 minutes to the Gelab (Dassanech) tribal village. Dasenech people are also known for their body painting and body scarification.

In any of the above afternoon we might be attending hamer bull jumping(age rite) depending when and where happing.

 


Day 9 TURMI  -JINKA- ADDIS( FLY JINKA(BCO) -ADDIS (ADD)

Return to Jinka airport en route visit the weekly tribal market of Dimeka(on Saturday) or Keyafer(on thrusday)  Market is a bustling place where various dwindling tribes of the Omo Region come together to socialize , share what is happening around and sell and buy goods. Ari, Tsemai, Hamar and Benna  people can be seen mixing in the colourful marketplace  and proceed to jinka and transfer to the airport


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