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Omo National Park and River

Omo Valley, Jinka, Ethiopia
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Jinka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Bodies of Water
Activities: White-water rafting
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Graz, Austria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Well, I was not very surpirsed. If you are only into photography, go to the villages and visit the tribes, you gonna get some good portraits. Expect everyone haggling on you and asking for "photo, photo", "money, money" Things there are set up for tourists: graining, separating grain from chaff etc. If you are into authentic life don't go to... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I wanted to write and thank MAZ ETHIOPIA TOUR so much for making my trip to your beautiful Omo valley tribes and the Country so special. Everything was arranged so carefully, in fact I felt I could have stayed longer. They made us feel more at home than foreigners. It could not have been any better! Anyway! Their driver guides... More

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Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Whenever I go to Omo valley, always struggle to find a reliable guide. (They always try to cheat Faranji) This time we worked with Solomon Gezu from "Go Ethiopia Tours" based in Jinka. Solomon is a blight, honest and patient person with lots of hospitality. I finally found the best guide in Jinka. If you travel to Omo and looking... More

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Moscow, Russia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My customized tour to Ethiopia was organized by Village Ethiopia Tours and Travel. It really exceeded my expectations! In the North I visited Addis, Lalibela, Gonder, Axum, Tigray region (staying 2 days at Gheralta lodge), Mekele taking flights between the cities. Than there was 5 days trip to the South by car. By guide was just the best - so... More

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Mek'ele, Ethiopia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Full of nature, wild animals such as buffalo and others. Typical bushmen. Beautiful landscape are some of the attractions.

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Warsaw, Poland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

i havent been deep to the park but i just cross to visit hamer people are so friendly and welcomed to thir home.

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Boulder, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Traveling with Emany is like traveling with an old friend. You have a tentative idea of what you are about to do but you are open to adventure and whatever comes your way. This is exactly what my experience was. Emany and I talked about what we would do in Omo but I really had no concept of what Omo... More

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Omo valley is part of Rift valley where human life started. Every signal human being all over the world came from this valley almost 200 000 years ago. This is where it all began. We are all Africans. We were a group of four who asked Mitiko Mekonen to arrange a trip for seven days stating and ending in Addis... More

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The Omo valley is a grand valley and the mountains on either side are spectacular looking. I seen my first Baboon group here. There were these big birds and big termite mounds. I loved it here.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We have recently returned from an incredible 5-week trip to Ethiopia which included two weeks in the south with our guide, Lalo Desse. Lalo who speaks English, Amhari, and many tribal languages comes from Jinka and is a member of the Ari tribe. Highlights which he organized for us included camping out in a Mursi village, camping along the Omo... More

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