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10 Day Tailor-made Air Safari - Tribes of the Omo Valley & Lake Turkana

Be among the first to explore this pioneering route through two incredibly diverse countries which offers a spectacular adventure for the intrepid traveller. Experience the rarely visited Suguta Valley sensationally named ‘the valley of death’ and Lake Turkana, said to be the cradle of mankind and discover the raw beauty of the largely untouched southern Ethiopian tribe’s people of the Omo Valley and the rare diversity of the Bale Mountains.

This fully inclusive private tailor-made flying safari, encompasses a luxury aircraft, spectacular scenic flying over volcanic calderas, sand dunes, flamingos and endless untouched landscapes. Fish for giant Nile Perch and Tiger fish, participate in ancient ceremonies in an area renowned the world over for its decorated tribes and track wolves on this awe inspiring journey of discovery.

The welcome of a warm friendly people make for an itinerary of timeless wonder in this most ancient of lands.

Safari Highlights

  • Scenic flight over the Suguta Valley and volcanic calderas of Lake Turkana
  • Scenic flight over the Flamingos of Lake Logipi in the Suguta Valley
  • Fishing for Giant Nile perch and Tiger fish on Lake Turkana
  • Scenic  flight over southern Ethiopia
  • Experience the ancient tribes of the Omo River Delta and participate in ancient ceremonies
  • Private luxury tented camp on exclusive use in the Omo Valley
  • Optional scenic helicopter  flight over Lake Turkana
  • Track the rare Ethiopian wolf in the Bale Mountains
  • Scenic flight over the Hoodoe and Painted Valleys, and the sand dunes of the Suguta desert


Day 1: Nairobi - Lake Turkana - Lobolo Camp

Day 2: Lake Turkana - Lobolo Camp

Day 3: Lake Turkana - Lokichoggio - Addis Ababa - Sheraton Hotel

Day 4: Addis Ababa - Bale Mountains - Bale Mountain Lodge

Day 5: Bale Mountains - Bale Mountain Lodge

Day 6: Bale Mountains - Bale Mountain Lodge

Day 7: Bale Mountains - Arba Minch - Omo Valley - Lumale Private Luxury Tented Camp

Day 8: Omo Valley - Lumale Private Luxury Tented Camp

Day 9: Omo Valley - Lumale Private Luxury Tented Camp

Day 10: Omo Valley - Addis Ababa - End Of Safari

As this is an all inclusive private tailor-made itinerary, the safari may start either in Nairobi or Addis Ababa, dependent upon your international arrival and departure details.

Pictures and sample Itineraries by courtesy of Scenic Air

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- Utterly designed and tailored around you and your requirements

- Totally unique every time you travel with us

- The very best hand picked guides which can make the difference between a  good and an outstanding holiday

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- Established over 30 years ago we have been around longer than most

- Our specialists come from, have lived in or travelled extensively in the regions we cover

- Unparalleled knowledge provides you with the best possible experience

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- Philanthropy is our philosophy

- Our founding principle is to always ‘put something back’

- An amount from each holiday is donated to our selected conservation and humanitarian charities

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As a guide, the cost of our extraordinary and utterly bespoke journeys tends to start from $1200 per person per day excluding international flights.

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