Turmi will be our base to explore the area. Unless otherwise requested and agreed by the group participating in the tour, all our overnights in the region will be camping.
Visit Lake Stephany which presents an awesome spectacle of blistering saline lake bed bounded in the distance by jagged mountains. Enjoy riding at full speed close to the wild animals.
Visit the village of Dimeka. The market is not to be missed, with large numbers of Hamer people coming to buy, sell and exchange news.
In Omorate where Omo Valley tribes like the Geleb will be seen. Geleb men sculpt and shave their hair into extravagant shapes, with special ochre ‘caps’ of hair usually containing several ostrich feather. Ride through Mago National Park famed for its wilderness filled with the larger wildlife species expected from the Africa Savannah and see the Karo tribe. Men are experts at painting using clays and locally available vegetable pigments to trace fantastic patterns on each other’s faces, chests, arms and legs.
In the last riding day before departing to Addis we will overnight in Yirgalem in what is, in our opinion, the best eco-lodge in the country, hided inside untouched forest.
Overnights: Camping and Hotels