Photography Expedition 9 Days

Senait Ethiopia Tours

TOUR CODE: SET024

TOUR TYPE: PHOTOGRAPH

DURATION: 9 DAYS/ 8 NIGHTS

MEANS OF TRANSPORT: DRIVE

PROGRAM

TRIP OVERVIEW

We are expert of Photography Expedition to Ethiopia. Ethiopia provides an exciting and rare chance for photographers to document undiluted exotic ethnic traditions by centuries, colorful festivals, ancient African civilizations, amazing nature & exciting wildlife different from the usual African wildlife safari. Because of all these unique mixes of attractions & uncommon photography opportunities, traveling to Ethiopia is like traveling to multiple countries on one trip.

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    Day 1: Capital hotel and Spa, Ethiopia
    Arrive at Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Met by your ground handler and transferred to the hotel

    Day 2: Haile Resort, Arbaminch
    After breakfast we will fly to Arba Minch. Up on arrival transfer to you best resort Haile and enjoy the beautiful view. If time allow us we drive to Chencha to visit the Dorze tribes.

    Day 3 and 4: Omo Eco Lodge, Ethiopia
    Drive to the Omo Valley through several village & towns to where the Kara Tribe resides along the Omo River. On the way we will stop by the UNESCO Cultural site of Konso. Konso Cultural Landscape is a 55km arid properties of stone walled terraces and fortified settlements in the Konso highlands of Ethiopia.  Two nights stay at Omo Eco Lodge. With an elevation of 1490 meters above sea level, the town has a moderate temperature and serves as a capital of the South Omo region. The Ari people dominantly live in and around Jinka and they are the most populated in the whole Omo region. They have adapted the western clothing and their traditional huts are now replacing by the iron roof housing. Out of Jinka is where you find the world’s most fascinating tribes For millennia, the Omo Valley has been inhabited by a kaleidoscopic variety of ethnic groups having rich and distinctive cultural identities. Tribes living in the more remote lower Omo Valley are among the most fascinating on the African  continent. The Arbore, Ari, Bena, Bodi, Bumi, Dassanech, Dorze, Hamer, Kara, Kwegu, Mursi, Tsemay, and Turkana tribes are hidden beyond the cities and towns of modern life and their way of life is still largely untouched by modernity. This is a true photographic adventure into the remote region of southern Ethiopia’s Omo Valley; one of the most culturally rich tribal regions on the African continent. Inspired by their habitat of lush vegetation, colourful trees and exotic flowers the people use the bright yellows, startling whites and red clay soils to paint each other’s bodies to create stunningly photogenic body costumes which at festival times are a walking body of art. For millennia, these tribes have been sheltered from much of the modern world in a place that is still primeval, natural, and apparently ageless.

    This photo tour will visit tribes of the Omo valley. We will spend sufficient time in each location to ensure a deeper experience, which always produces more intimate and compelling images. As a fellow travellers/photographers in an amazing part of the world I have retained flexibility in the itinerary to ensure we can immerse ourselves in spontaneous photographic opportunities that arise. The time spent in each village will depend on what activities are taking place and the richness of the photography. It is likely we will also meet several other tribes en route. I wish to give you the opportunity to photographically document their daily lives, capture stunning portraits, and experience some of their timeless ceremonies – truly be an experience of a lifetime!

    When larger groups visit remote tribal villages, the higher the probability your subject will be distracted, another photographer will shoot over or too close to you, other photographers take too long to shoot particularly special subjects and frequently another photographer will show up in your background.
    The incredible photography available in Ethiopia captures a moment in time in the ancient world of people who live peacefully and close to nature in one of the most far flung, yet beautiful parts of the world. It is a special opportunity to photographically document their daily lives, capture enthralling portraits, photograph timeless ceremonies whilst feeling you are an integral part of a very special personal experience.

    Day 5, 6 and 7: Buska Lodge/Turmi Lodge, Ethiopia  
    After breakfast we will transfer to Turmi and the Hammer tribe in the Omo Valley. We will use Turmi as the base for the next three days of photography, allowing us to be flexible and capitalize on all the photographic opportunities in the area.  During the stay in Turmi, we wilI also visit and photograph the Hamar, karo and Dassenech tribes.

    Turmi is notably the home of the Hamar tribe. The Hamar women wear beautiful, colorful, beaded skins, ornate necklaces and metal bangles around their wrist and ankles. They are famous for their unique hairstyle, which is made up of a crown of long dread-lock braids covered in ocher. 

    Another tribe are the Dassenech which are a semi-nomadic tribe and they stretch across Sudan, Kenya and southern Ethiopia. They are known for their unique and ornate hair buns.  In the afternoon the guides will check if a bull jumping ceremony will be taking place – which if it is a spectacular affair that stuns the senses with its energy, smells and photographic appeal. You will be staying at Turmi for 3 nights.
     
    Day 8: Haile Resort, Arbaminch    
    Today we drive to Arbaminch visiting the Konso and Tsemay tribes.

    Day 9: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and night departure 
    Morning relax in your resort and afternoon We will take the scheduled flight back to Addis Ababa. Shopping in Addis and evening attend farewell dinner in the best restaurant with traditional live music and traditional dish. Then depart to Bole international airport to catch the night flight.

  • DAY 1: Capital hotel and Spa, Ethiopia

    Arrive at Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Met by your ground handler and transferred to the hotel.

  • DAY 2: Haile Resort, Arbaminch

    After breakfast we will fly to Arba Minch. Up on arrival transfer to you best resort Haile and enjoy the beautiful view. If time allow us we drive to Chencha to visit the Dorze tribes.

  • DAY 3 and 4: Omo Eco Lodge, Ethiopia

    Drive to the Omo Valley through several village & towns to where the Kara Tribe resides along the Omo River. On the way we will stop by the UNESCO Cultural site of Konso. Konso Cultural Landscape is a 55km arid properties of stone walled terraces and fortified settlements in the Konso highlands of Ethiopia.  Two nights stay at Omo Eco Lodge. With an elevation of 1490 meters above sea level, the town has a moderate temperature and serves as a capital of the South Omo region. The Ari people dominantly live in and around Jinka and they are the most populated in the whole Omo region. They have adapted the western clothing and their traditional huts are now replacing by the iron roof housing. Out of Jinka is where you find the world’s most fascinating tribes.

    For millennia, the Omo Valley has been inhabited by a kaleidoscopic variety of ethnic groups having rich and distinctive cultural identities. Tribes living in the more remote lower Omo Valley are among the most fascinating on the African  continent. The Arbore, Ari, Bena, Bodi, Bumi, Dassanech, Dorze, Hamer, Kara, Kwegu, Mursi, Tsemay, and Turkana tribes are hidden beyond the cities and towns of modern life and their way of life is still largely untouched by modernity. This is a true photographic adventure into the remote region of southern Ethiopia’s Omo Valley; one of the most culturally rich tribal regions on the African continent. Inspired by their habitat of lush vegetation, colourful trees and exotic flowers the people use the bright yellows, startling whites and red clay soils to paint each other’s bodies to create stunningly photogenic body costumes which at festival times are a walking body of art. For millennia, these tribes have been sheltered from much of the modern world in a place that is still primeval, natural, and apparently ageless.

    This photo tour will visit tribes of the Omo valley. We will spend sufficient time in each location to ensure a deeper experience, which always produces more intimate and compelling images. As a fellow travellers/photographers in an amazing part of the world I have retained flexibility in the itinerary to ensure we can immerse ourselves in spontaneous photographic opportunities that arise. The time spent in each village will depend on what activities are taking place and the richness of the photography. It is likely we will also meet several other tribes en route. I wish to give you the opportunity to photographically document their daily lives, capture stunning portraits, and experience some of their timeless ceremonies – truly be an experience of a lifetime!

    When larger groups visit remote tribal villages, the higher the probability your subject will be distracted, another photographer will shoot over or too close to you, other photographers take too long to shoot particularly special subjects and frequently another photographer will show up in your background.
    The incredible photography available in Ethiopia captures a moment in time in the ancient world of people who live peacefully and close to nature in one of the most far flung, yet beautiful parts of the world. It is a special opportunity to photographically document their daily lives, capture enthralling portraits, photograph timeless ceremonies whilst feeling you are an integral part of a very special personal experience.

  • DAY 5, 6 and 7: Buska Lodge/Turmi Lodge, Ethiopia

    After breakfast we will transfer to Turmi and the Hammer tribe in the Omo Valley. We will use Turmi as the base for the next three days of photography, allowing us to be flexible and capitalize on all the photographic opportunities in the area.  During the stay in Turmi, we wilI also visit and photograph the Hamar, karo and Dassenech tribes.

    Turmi is notably the home of the Hamar tribe. The Hamar women wear beautiful, colorful, beaded skins, ornate necklaces and metal bangles around their wrist and ankles. They are famous for their unique hairstyle, which is made up of a crown of long dread-lock braids covered in ocher. 

    Another tribe are the Dassenech which are a semi-nomadic tribe and they stretch across Sudan, Kenya and southern Ethiopia. They are known for their unique and ornate hair buns.  In the afternoon the guides will check if a bull jumping ceremony will be taking place – which if it is a spectacular affair that stuns the senses with its energy, smells and photographic appeal. You will be staying at Turmi for 3 nights.

  • DAY 8: Haile Resort, Arbaminch

    Today we drive to Arbaminch visiting the Konso and Tsemay tribes.

  • DAY 9: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and night departure

    Morning relax in your resort and afternoon We will take the scheduled flight back to Addis Ababa. Shopping in Addis and evening attend farewell dinner in the best restaurant with traditional live music and traditional dish. Then depart to Bole international airport to catch the night flight.

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