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I spent an amazing week with Lalo, discovering the Omo Valley. Everything was great, driver was expert and nice, all the people we met on the way ... MoreReview for Lalo Desse, Tour guide in Jinka, Ethiopia
It was a true pleasure to have Birhanemeskel lead our group of ten around Ethiopia. Birhanemeskel was very accommodating to our ... MoreReview for Birhanemeskel Tilaye, Tour guide in Jinka, Ethiopia
Yes! It was a very memorable trip and one that we would suggest to other people! The communications were excellent, and we were very impressed ... MoreReview for Shemels Taye, Tour guide in Jinka, Ethiopia
Atop the green grass flats and muddy hills of the South Omo Zone, little Jinka offers an interesting picture of rural Ethiopian life. It's a town of ramshackle huts and lean-tos, all centered on an earthy marketplace that's packed will local sellers touting tribal crafts and regional produce from morning until night. And talking of tribes, this region of Ethiopia is known as the home of no fewer than 16 individual indigenous groups, which means Jinka tour guides often put cultural encounters at the very top of their list. From here, one can head out to the timber-built yurt hamlets of the Lower Omo Valley (a UNESCO World Hertiage Site) where prehistoric dig sites mix with folksy settlements. The sweeping wilds of the Mago National Park spread out close to town as well, where, between snarling baboons and native dik-diks, you can witness the fascinating traditions of the Mursi and Male people first-hand.
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