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The Upper Omo, Ethiopia
Trip Overview
Rafting the Upper Omo River, Ethiopia
Time Of Year: October - November
Price: 1295
Duration: 12 days
Departure Point: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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The fabled 'hidden empire' is renowned for its extraordinary history, chanting priests, rock-hewn churches and its breathtaking natural scenery. High plateaux and deep forested gorges hold one of the best kept secrets, the Omo River - a wild and beautiful immersion into an almost prehistoric world where we encounter some of the most remarkable tribal people on earth. We drift down the Upper Omo River into a series of dramatic canyons, crash through the dancing rapids into serene pools where crocodiles bask on the banks and baboons peer inquisitively at us from the clifftops. The wildlife is prolific from the troops of Colobus Monkeys to the raptors and colourful birds overhead and the ever present sounds of the hippopotomi across the river.   Hippos on the Omo River

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
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Weliso, overnight in hotel
(All meals included)

Day 3
Complete the drive to our start point near Albelti and begin rafting
(All meals included)

Days 4 - 11
The Upper Omo has more whitewater than the lower section, with mostly grade 2-3 rapids and a few grade 4 rapids. The river is smaller, steeper and faster than the lower river. We will float through deep gorges, open savannah grasslands and dense jungle. At night we camp in groves of trees and on high sandy beaches lulled to sleep by the sound of hippos in the river
(All meals included)

Day 12
Rendezvous with our support vehicles at Bele Bridge and drive to Wondo Ghenet for the night
(All meals included)

Day 13
Drive to Addis Ababa and return to your hotel. Enjoy our post trip meal at a restaurant
(Evening meal not included)

Day 14
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
This information can be used by those requiring more detailed information before making a decision about a trip, and should be downloaded and digested by all those booking a trip
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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 Upper Omo River
26th October 2007 - 8th November 2007 12 days 1295
Deposit 250
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