The Omo Valley photography tour begins upon landing in Ethiopia at the Bole International Airport. The guide for the Omo Valley photography tour meets all guests’ right outside of the arrivals gate. Tour guests will know this is the guide by the signage that he will be carrying. The guide then leads guests to the hotel. TheOmo Valley photography tour officially begins that night where there will be an introductory session of the tour after dinner. Since guests will be arriving in different flights because this is not covered by the Omo Valley photography tour, guests who arrive early can tour local museums until dinner time when all guests will convene.
After introductions and social interactions are done during dinner, the group will be invited to listen in on a few important details regarding the upcoming days. The next morning is set aside for a flight to the next city which usually is the nearby Jimma. If there is any time before the flight departs then guests will be treated to a visit to Ethiopia’s Natural History Museum. The first photographic opportunities come with other benefits for the tour group.
In addition to some side scenic drives through luscious tea and spice plantations, there is also the opportunity to get in some wonderful photos on the cultivation process. This is a welcome break from the long drive through the plantations to get to the Kibish village which is where some of the best photos of the Omo Valley photographic tour will take place. This is where the Surma people can be found. It is a very remote area and not often included on many Omo Valley photography tour itineraries. It is in the unique outerwear that guests will get pictures that not many other have access to.
Very rarelyis there an opportunity during photography tours to capture images of people as it mostly focuses on wildlife and scenery so it is a good learning experience to get in some exposure to capturing portraits of people. TheOmo Valley photography tour is done in areas with no access to modern amenities so a camp crew of 2 other guides come along to set up accommodation for sleeping, lavatory and dining purposes. The lower regions of the Omo Valley photography tour is where 2 National Parks are located.
The importance of these parks lies in their status as World Heritage sites. Much wildlife photography is done here with the area being frequented by birders for the massive amount of birding species. The final stop on the Omo Valley photography tour is a stop at Konso to capture images of the famed architecture of the area and purchase some handcrafted wooden mementos made by the Mursi tribe. Towards the end of the day is when the group departs back for Addis Adiba for guests to catch their flight back home. Before the Omo Valley photography tour officially comes to an end, the group participates in a farewell dinner and discuss their time together.