Camping in the Omo Valley

The Omo Valley is one of the most culturally diverse and fascinating destinations on the planet. This premium itinerary takes you deep into the Omo Valley, exploring the length and breadth of the region with overnights at camps offering exclusive access into some of the world's most untouched regions.

8 Days


Camping in the Omo Valley - 8 - $14,484

Itinerary Map

Start from Addis Ababa and end at Addis Ababa

Landmarks visited on Camping in the Omo Valley


Day 1: Addis Ababa

Arrive in Addis Ababa. Head out on a city tour and introduction to Ethiopia. The city tour will take in a few highlights like the National and Ethnological museums, Trinity Cathedral and St George's Church and gallery. 

Overnight: Hyatt Regency

Day 2: Omo Valley

Private transfer to the airport for a private charter flight down to the Omo Valley (2 hour flight to Murulle airstrip). Meet Lale, your experienced Omo Valley guide, and take a 30-minute boat cruise up to Lale’s Camp. Spend the afternoon visiting a body painting ceremony done by the Kara people around the village of Dus. 

Overnight: Lale's Camp

Day 3: Omo Valley

In the early morning, drive out to a Hamar village. Spend a few hours with the Hamar people, interacting and understanding their lifestyles. Return to camp for brunch by the Omo river. In the afternoon, visit the Kundama farm scheme which aims to help the Kara people deal with water loss from the damming of the Omo. Take a boat cruise back to camp in the evening, and do a bit of bird and wildlife watching on the river.

Overnight: Lale's Camp

Day 4: Omo Valley

In the morning, hit the road and travel 3 hours up river to the southern boundary of the Mago National Park. Meet a group of Mursi and spend the day and evening with them in a secluded little campsite on the river's edge. In the late afternoon, take a boat cruise upriver looking for wildlife. 

Overnight: Fly Camp

Day 5: Omo Valley

Travel back down river to Lale’s Camp, stopping en route at an ancient archaeological site looking for fossils. In the afternoon, walk across to a Nyangatom village on the west bank of the Omo river and visit one of the least understood tribes of the Omo Valley. 

Overnight: Lale's Camp

Day 6: Omo Valley

Drive across some beautiful Omo scenery, with routes flanked by Grants Gazelle and Lesser Kudu to reach the village of Omerate. Head into our campsite on the Omo Delta just above Lake Turkana. Take an evening boat cruise on to the upper reaches of Lake Turkana. 

Overnight: Delta Camp

Day 7: Omo Valley

Today we will visit the Dassenech villages. Return to camp for lunch under the shade, and enjoy an afternoon cruising down the river's channels in the Delta. 

Overnight: Delta Camp

Day 8: Addis Ababa

Transfer to the airstrip for the charter flight from Omerate back to Addis Ababa. This takes about two hours. You'll be met at the airport by a driver for the transfer to your hotel. On your last evening in Ethiopia, head out to a restaurant for a farewell dinner, before being transferred to the airport for your international flight out. 

Day-use: Hyatt Regency

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices are per person based on 2 people travelling together. Price is guideline only. Price will depend on your final itinerary, group size, accommodation choices, and time of year. 


  • Internal light aircraft charter flights.
  • Airport transfers and road transport by private minibus.
  • Accommodation based two people sharing a double room/tent.
  • Meal plan full board plus drinks in camp.
  • Fees for entrances, local guides and compulsory scouts for activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Exclusive use of camp.
  • All government taxes for the services included in the tour price.


  • International flights and visa fees.
  • Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
  • Fees for photos and video.
  • Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.

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