Lodging Type: Lodge, Homestay
Facilities: Showers - Bucket / Bush, Showers - 24hr hot water
Eco & Green: Community Development Projects
Under 50 USD
In the heart of the Omo Valley, just outside Jinka, Eco-Omo Lodge is an eco-friendly lodge made up of safari tents.
The 20 en-suite safari tents are made up of twins and doubles. All rooms are raised on stilts and have thatched roofs. There are also 8 rooms with shared showers and loos, and a campsite with an adjoining bathroom block. The restaurant has a bar and terrace, and the lodge also has TV, gift shop, and Wifi. Cultural dances by the Ari and the Mursi peoples can be organised on request.
The Konso people live in traditional walled towns. They dress in woven dress and live according to a wealth of local traditions. The town of Konso is a maze of stone walls, with community houses for men and boys, and local culture such as a swearing stone, and coming of age traditions, and unusually engraved wooden statues that they use as grave markers. They also mummify their emperors. The Konso people are also known for their impressive terracing of the land, which has contributed to the recognition of the region as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Activities include visiting the walled town of Konso, and stopping at the local markets where the Konso people socialise, and buy and sell their goods.
To find out more, or request a quotation, add Eco-Omo Lodge, Jinka, to your list of favourites.
While the tribes who live here are too numerous and too individual to describe here in detail, it would be a serious omission to write about the south without mentioning them. The tribes of the Omo Valley appear to have changed little for eons; the people of each tribe ...
While the towns of the region are few and far between, each has its own distinctive character and feeling. Shashemene is the home of the Rastafarian movement in Ethiopia, and has a Rasta museum and several Rasta bars. This originated when, in 1948, Emperor Haile Selassie gave some of his land ...