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Raw tribes of Ethiopia's Omo Valley

Join a guide who was born and raised in the Omo and head deep into one of the most culturally-diverse regions on Earth to spend time with various tribes, who live in harmony with their wild surroundings, far from the tourist trail.

When to go: November – March & June – September

- Explore the capital Addis, a vibrant city with a fantastic food scene. Jazz music floats down streets and there is a number of wonderful museums

- Catch a charter flight into a remote runway near the Omo Valley. You’ll be met by your local guide, who was born and raised in the Omo himself, offering unprecedented access. Head deep into the Valley until the reach the Omo River, where you will board a small boat and motor three hours upstream to meet a rarely-contacted Mursi tribe. A basic fly camp will be set up here and you’ll spend the evening dancing, singing and eating with the tribe

- Take the same boat downstream to a remote camp situated on the high banks overlooking the river. You’ll spend time with the colourful Karo tribe, who paint their bodies and faces with white chalk mixed with yellow rock, red iron ore and charcoal

- Depending on the time of year, you may be able to witness the Hamar bull jumping

- Search for the endangered Ethiopian wolf in Bale Mountains National Park, a stunning area made up of distinct and unique habitats. Choose from a variety of walking routes through gorges and forest; swim under remote waterfalls; and fly fish for wild trout in the Web river

- Head deep into the Hareena forest to join the honey harvesters. The indigenous people possess extensive knowledge of tree species and their value for beekeeping, and it is a fascinating process to be part of

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