Eco Omo Resort at a glance
- Popular hotel amenities: restaurant, outdoor terrace, gift shop.
- Room amenities: mosquito nets, en suite bathrooms.
- Location: just outside Jinka on the Neri River in the Omo Valley.
- Room types: single or double.
- Our verdict: a basic accommodation set in nice, natural surroundings. Be prepared for maintenance issues - you're in a remote corner of Ethiopia.
Eco Omo Lodge has connections to many of the communities in the Omo Valley and takes part in initiatives to preserve these extraordinary and unique cultures. Eco Omo Lodge is one of the better options in the Jinka area, but all accommodation in the Omo Valley can fall short of international standards - so set your expectations accordingly.
The rooms are all situated in small bungalows, which have thatched roofs and are made from canvas and wood. They are small and simple, with either twin beds or a double bed on offer.
Each room has mosquito nets that drape the beds and en-suite bathrooms with a toilet, basin and a shower that has hot water (most of the time!). As calls to prayer may interrupt the sleep of some, it is possible to purchase earplugs cheaply in the gift shop.
If you’re heading into the Omo Valley, chances are you’ll be stopping in Jinka for a night or two to visit the tribes nearby: the Mursi, Suri, Nyangatom and Hamar.
The communities of the Omo Valley, numbering 200,000 altogether, face an uncertain future due to rapid economic development of the region. Nonetheless, they have managed to preserve much of their traditional way of life - at least for now.
There is a restaurant at Eco Omo called Sidamo Bamboo, which serves food made from the fresh produce grown in the lodge’s grounds, as well as freshly-ground coffee from their plantation in the gardens.
They serve (buffet) breakfast, lunch and dinner, and base many of their dishes on Italian ones. From the lovely terrace at the restaurant, visitors can gaze out at the Neri River and the lodge’s natural surroundings.
Popular Trips to the Omo Valley
Omo Valley Adventure
Immerse yourself in the traditions and culture of the Lower Omo Valley. Meet some of the 88 tribes in the region and discover their way of life. The Omo has been a cultural crossroads for millennia, and our expert local…
- 11 Days
Cultural and Natural South
Combining the best that Ethiopia has to offer south of Addis Ababa, this two-week odyssey takes you to the farthest corners of the Omo Valley, through the verdant forests of the Bale Mountains, and across the lakes of the Great…
- 13 Days
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…
- 8 Days
Best of Southern Ethiopia
Explore the very best that Southern Ethiopia has to offer. Combining the Omo Valley with the scenic delights of Yirgalem and Bale Mountains National Park, this adventure is a perfect blend of culture, history, and beautiful landscapes.…
- 13 Days
Highlights of the North and South
The classic northern trail extends south into the Omo Valley, passing through the Rift Valley Lakes and highland peaks of the Bale Mountains. A once in a lifetime adventure combining the very best that Ethiopia has to offer.…
- 20 Days
Southern Ethiopia Explorer
Charter aircraft takes you to the wild Gambella National Park, into the Omo Valley, and across the Bale Mountains National Park. Luxury hotels and exclusive tented camps are your base for exploring these remarkable regions.…
- 11 Days
Rift Valley and Bale Mountains
Meander through the stunning Rift Valley Lakes, staying at boutique lakeside lodges as you make your way towards the Bale Mountains National Park.…
- 10 Days