After a traditional breakfast with the Hamar, journey deeper into the heart of the Omo. When you reach the Omo river, board a small boat and head upstream to meet a rarely contacted Mursi tribe. This is as far from the tourist track as you can get. A basic fly camp will be erected, and you can spend the evening dancing, singing, and eating with this extraordinary tribe. The Mursi have their own language and a reputation for being one of the more aggressive African tribes, famous for their stick fighting ceremony – the donga – and their instantly recognisable ‘saucer’ lip plate.
Bidding farewell to the Mursi, you will journey back down the river to a remote camp situated on the high banks overlooking the Omo River. Here, spend time with the colourful Karo tribe, who paint their bodies and faces with chalk mixed with yellow rock, red iron ore, and charcoal. With them, you will dance, sing and learn the art of body-painting, as well as being given the opportunity to visit the local school. Return from this once in a lifetime experience with a whole new perspective on how we live and interact with the natural world around us.