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The Lower Omo, Ethiopia
Trip Overview
Rafting the Lower Omo River, Ethiopia
Time Of Year: November
Price: 1895
Duration: 16 days
Departure Point: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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On the way down the Lower Omo River we relax on sandy beaches and bathe in hot springs beneath the light of the moon and as the river broadens we begin to encounter the near stone-age tribal people who enthusiastically beckon us ashore with their broad smiles and basic sign language, decorated distinctively with their clay lip plates, elaborate hairstyles and hefty ear plugs. The Omo leads us to the heart of one of the most remote areas on the African continent, a breathtaking wilderness and home to our earliest ancestors.   Sunset over the Omo River, Ethiopia

Day 1
Fly into Addis Ababa and be met by one of our guides. Transfer to hotel. Free time to explore or relax before evening meal together
(No meals included)

Day 2
Drive to Sodo and overnight in hotel
(All meals included)

Day 3
Complete our drive and rendezvous with our rafts at Bele Bridge and begin your river journey down the Lower Omo
(All meals included)

Days 4 - 13
The Lower Omo sees the river larger and more remote, with the wildlife increasing in species and numbers. We will strategically navigate our way through pods of hippos in the pools, view waterbuck and hippo grazing at the river bank, glimpse the white and black flashes of Colobus monkeys swinging through the trees and hear the cries of the majestic fish eagles soaring overhead. On the last four days we begin to pass the villages of the Qwegu and Mursi tribes, the warriors and children beckoning to us from the bank. These tribal people live lives almost unchanged from their stone age past. The interaction between our group and the tribe’s people is a phenomenal experience for both parties
(All meals included)

Days 14-15
Four-wheel drive through Mago National Park to Jinka. Fly from Jinka to Addis Ababa in a light plane. Overnight in Addis Ababa. Return to your hotel. Enjoy our post trip meal at a restaurant
(Evening meal not included)

Day 16
Catch international flight home
(Breakfast included)

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Trip Dossier
The trip dossier contains full and detailed information of the trip including:
  • Full Trip Itinerary
  • Holiday Options (Lalibela, Gondar, Axum)
  • What is included in the trip
  • Getting to Addis Ababa
  • Visa Requirements
  • Exchange Rates
  • Transport Services
  • Climate
  • Fitness and Safety
  • Dress code
  • Personal Equipment
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Dates & Pricing
Price includes: All transfers and transport during trip, all accommodation, all meals (except where specified), all equipment, guides.
Excludes: personal insurance, personal drinks (soft drinks, beer etc.), tips, international flight, pre/post trip meals in Addis Ababa.
Rafting the Lower Omo River
4th November 2007 - 19th November 2007 16 days 1895
Deposit 250
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