Prime South Omo Village Photography Tour – 6 Days

  • 6 Days
  • Max Guests : 30
  • Difficulty : 8/10


Ensure you respect the privacy and traditions of the local communities during your photography sessions. Consult with local guides to understand cultural sensitivities and obtain necessary permissions.


  • Navigating
  • Night Exploring
  • Photography

What to Expect

  • Cultural Diversity: Encounter and photograph the unique customs of the Mursi, Hamer, Karo, and Arbore tribes.
  • Special Events: Capture significant cultural events like bull jumping ceremonies.
  • Natural Beauty: Explore and photograph the picturesque landscapes along the Omo River.
  • Market Photography: Document the lively atmosphere of local markets.
  • Review Sessions: Receive feedback and guidance on your photography throughout the tour.


Day 1: Arrival in Jinka and Introduction to South Omo Culture


  • Arrive at Jinka Airport and meet with your photography guide.
  • Transfer to a local guesthouse in Jinka for check-in and a brief orientation.


  • Visit the Jinka Museum to gain insights into the diverse cultures of the South Omo tribes.
  • Attend a local cultural event or explore Jinka town for initial photography opportunities.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Day 2: Mursi Tribe and Natural Landscapes


  • Early breakfast and departure for the Mursi Tribe Village.
  • Capture the Mursi people with their distinctive lip plates and intricate body paintings.


  • Explore the surrounding natural landscapes for additional photography opportunities.
  • Return to Jinka for dinner and image review.

Day 3: Hamer Tribe Bull Jumping Ceremony


  • Travel to a Hamer Tribe Village to witness a traditional bull jumping ceremony.
  • Document the ceremony, capturing the vibrant cultural expressions.


  • Engage in portrait sessions with the Hamer people, showcasing their unique adornments.
  • Return to Jinka for dinner and photography review.

Day 4: Karo Tribe and Landscape Photography


  • Depart for the Karo Tribe Village, known for their body paintings and scarification.
  • Capture the intricate designs and daily life of the Karo people.


  • Explore the Karo landscapes along the Omo River for stunning natural shots.
  • Return to Jinka for dinner and image selection.

Day 5: Arbore Tribe and Local Markets


  • Visit the Arbore Tribe Village, photographing their traditional beaded jewelry and customs.
  • Document daily life in the Arbore community.


  • Explore local markets for candid shots of people and their vibrant wares.
  • Return to Jinka for a final dinner and photo sharing.

Day 6: Departure and Reflection


  • Breakfast at the guesthouse and time for final photography sessions in Jinka.
  • Reflect on the experiences and review selected images.


  • Check-out from the guesthouse and transfer to Jinka Airport.
  • Depart from Jinka with a portfolio of captivating South Omo photographs.
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