Omo and Southern Ethiopia
Stretching out below Addis Ababa lies southern Ethiopia and the Omo Valley, home to the Great Rift Valley and its lakes, a wide variety of ethnic groups and tribespeople and the Bale Mountains National Park. With spectacular vistas at every turn, the wildlife across the region is abundant and the unique human diversity makes visiting the Omo region of Ethiopia any intrepid travel travellers dream.
The natural beauty of southern Ethiopia is otherworldly. Home to the magnificent lakes of the Great Rift Valley and the Bale Mountains National Park in the Ethiopian highlands, this corner of Ethiopia is wild, unexplored and breath-taking. The escarpments and valleys of the Bale Mountains are home to an array of endemic species, including the largest number of rare Ethiopian wolves who make their home on the Sanetti Plateau. Untouched by colonialism, the tribes in the region are said to be some of the most beguiling across Africa. Witness the Hamer tribe’s unique ‘jumping of the bulls’ ceremony and marvel at the giant lip plates of the Mursi people.
Bale Mountain Lodge
Bale Mountains, Ethiopia
Bale Mountain Lodge opened in 2014 and was created by a British couple that are somewhat paving the way for Ethiopian eco-luxury accommodation. Excellent food and service await you during your stay in the awe-inspiring Bale Mountain National Park.
Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Buska Lodge is located outside Turmi on the banks of the Keske River in the remote, arid Omo Valley. The area is home to the Hamer, Karo, Dassanech and other local tribes, offering a rare opportunity to experience their unique heritage.
Eco-Omo Safari Lodge
Eco-Omo Safari Lodge is located just outside Jinka in the Omo Valley. The lodge blends harmoniously with its surroundings and provides a traditional home for guests in southern Ethiopia, including home-grown vegetables and freshly-ground coffee.