ORYX’s “Vanishing Tribes of the Omo Valley Signature Photo Tour” will take us to one of the wildest and most ethnically diverse places on Earth – the Omo Valley. This is a cultural photo experience during which we will interact with several tribal communities who still live almost exactly as they did hundreds of years ago. Sadly, development and the ravages of modernization are threatening these unique peoples, and as such the Omo Valley is a see it while you can destination. This harsh and inhospitable place has over ten distinctly different tribes existing within a 38 mile / 60 km radius each with its own unique language, clothing, hairstyles and bodily ornamentation.
Our photo tour focuses on 5 of these tribes: the Suri, Arbore, Mursi, Karo and Hamar. This Photo Tour will allow you the opportunity to capture the exceptional ‘Vanishing Tribes of Africa’ with an ORYX Ethiopian specialist photo leader.
Capture four distinctive tribes found in the Omo Valley and photograph some of the most colourful and bizarrely-adorned tribes on this planet. We focus on the Suri, Karo,<br /> Hamar and Mursi tribes, affording visitors the rare opportunity to photograph and interact with people that have, until now, escaped the onslaught of modernity
The tribes in Omo Valley’s cultural identity, and indeed very way of life, is being placed under increasing pressure from the outside world, and it really is a case of “explore and photograph the Omo Valley while you can.”
We make use of each area’s most suitable and best available accommodation and enjoy the exclusive experience of staying at our comfortable ORYX Mobile Camp in the Surma area.
Travel to this remote location in group size no bigger than 4 participants with fellow like-minded individuals for a cultural experience like no other!
ORYX has been guiding in Ethiopia for over 8 years, and a local knowledge of the region coupled with a strong relationship with the ground team, ensure the ultimate photography tour experience.