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Photo Tours > Africa > Ethiopia: African tribes

Ethiopia Photo Tour: African tribes

The Ethiopia photo tour is an incredible adventure to the heart of Africa. Photograph the most iconic and colorful tribes of Ethiopia as the Mursi, Kara, Nyangatom, or the Suri. The amazing portraits you will be capturing during this tour will be an unforgettable experience, guided by our professional guides, you will be able to photograph and live with these African tribes far from the touristic radar.

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Ethiopia Pictures

Tour Itinerary


Our Ethiopia Photo Tour will start at Addis Ababa airport. As of now there is two flights Addis to Jimma , on daily basis, ideally we would be on the morning flight arriving on 12:30 , picking you up from the airport have lunch and freshing up, and drive straight 130km (2hrs) to bonga and break the drive here
O/N – coffee land lodge


After early breakfast we depart to kibish to the heart of suri land(surma) , relatively been isolated and preserved from tourist radar ,
Today mostly it driving aiming to get suri for the evening photo section.
O/N – camped tent


two Full day suri photography of suri tribe at different villages, well would camping by the river where the suri. Came to. Shower and painted
The suri still remain less visited tribes due to their remoteness ans inaccessibility, and are also the most photo desired of all,
For their incredibly ornate decoration of themselves, which they achieve through painting, scarification and adornment with flowers and other natural objects.
O/N – camped tent


After morning photo session with Suri, we would continue drive east to tribes of the omo, and today mostly would be driving to kangeten Town, central for Nyangatom tirbes
O/N Yeshi hotel
Meal (B,L,D)


This day we depart around 4:30am and we will have 30 min drive to one of biggest village NYANGATOM TRIBE, historically this tribes is said
be a split group from the Toposa tribe of South Sudan. Settled on the other side of the Omo River, we will be crossing the Omo River where we will be able to access and visit remote tribal villages. The teenage boys are lively and like to play much of the day. The women are topless and wear many strands of heavy beads, the girls are playful and love to have their images taken
After wards drive to Dus Kara tribes to Photographing the Kara at camp site the for the afternoon session
Camping at Dus camp


Having Dus as our base, we would be photographing Kara tribes of Korcho and Dus, two of the three villages of the Kara tribe. Settled on the banks of the Omo River, this tribe is known for their creative and decorative body chalk painting. Many of he Kara women have pierced lips and insert nails and pins. Photographing on the bank of the Omo River can yield iconic images. ,
Camping at Dus camp
Meal (B,L,D


Another early start 5:00am drive 40 min to korcho village of Kara tribes,
Another KaraVillages situated at the great curve of the omo river,
Meal (B,L,D)


An other early morning set off proceed further into the scenic Weito lowlands, we will be visiting an Arbore tribal village located at the northern edge of Mount Buska. The Arbore women are absolutely stunning, they have extremely dark skin and strong features. Prior to marriage the women have their heads shaved. They wear dark robes, colorful beads and their huts are fabricated from tree branches. Return back to turmi.
Meal (B,L,D)


For the morning session we drive to 20 Mon to biggest hammer village for the afternoon photography session ,The Hamer women have high cheek bones, wear thick copper necklaces and elaborate custom beads. The Hamer are very outgoing and easily engaged. In the afternoon, After lunch visit Monday hamar market. Market is a bustling place where various dwindling tribes of the Omo Region come together to socialize, share what is happening around and sell and buy goods.
O/N ECO omo Meal (B,L,D)


Today our journey begins early morning at 05:30 am with an excursion to a Mursi village (approx 66km from Jinka). The Mursi are one of the original ethnic groups in Ethiopia. They live in very low huts made of straw leaves. The women like to wear terra cotta jewellery on their enormously stretched lower lips and ear lobes. The men are famous for their hairstyle. Then after Early lunch we to JINKA airport.

Ethiopia Map

Photographer Guide

Zay Yar Lin Photographer Guide
Zay Yar Lin

More info

Departure & Return Location

Addis Abba, Ethiopia

Price Includes

  • Accommodations
  • All 3 meals of the day with mineral water
  • Tourist standard 4X4 utility vehicle with air-conditioning
  • Entry scout fees, villages fees, and road fees
  • National English speaking escort guide and local tribal guide
  • Water, beer, soda, coffee
  • Photography fees
  • RT Domestic flight from Addis to Jinka, Jinka to Addis

Price Excludes

  • Flights to & from Addis Abba
  • Any Private Expenses including extra drinks
  • Optional extra activities not included on the itinerary
  • Extra photo fees
  • Tips
  • Visa, check if you need it
  • Anything not mention in "Price includes"


  • DSLR or mirrorless camera, tripod and remote shutter
  • Wide angle lens (14-24mm as example)
  • Standard lens (24-70mm as example)
  • Telephoto lens (70-200mm as example)

Photographic lessons

  • Composition
  • Digital Workflow
  • Panoramic Photography
  • Depth of Field calculation
  • Focal Blending
  • Blue Hour Photography
  • Filters, Neutral Density and Neutral Density Grads

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