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Planning a tour to the Omo Valley in Ethiopia

May 10, 2019

If you have been planning a well priced, exotic holiday to a quiet location out of the country, look no further than Omo Valley. The tour service plans the entire trip for you without you having to worry about the nitty-gritty aspects. That’s not all, they handle permissions, documentation and the itinerary as well. Furthermore, being in Africa, the entire trip is well priced so you would not have to dig too deep in your pockets.

 

Is there any historical significance relating to the Omo Valley?

The Omo Valley is located to the South of Eutopia. The area is formed because of the incessant work of the Omo river, which is the largest Ethiopian river, not considering the Nile basin. Toward the end of the previous century, evidence of a thriving civilisation several million years earlier, through bones and other remains in the valley was brought to life, sufficient proof to affirm that the first humans evolved in Ethiopia.

 

Many of the civilisations currently based out of the valley are being looked into and studied to this day since it is seen as an area of diverse groups and interesting collections of people passing through.

 

How has the Omo Valley turned into a significant tourist destination?

Travelling to the Omo Valley a hundred years ago, needed ships and planning handled over years prior to the journey. Gathering resources, people, and crew for such an expedition was quite expensive and needed to be sanctioned by the authorities. That didn’t stop explorers who made the trip through harsh conditions for the sake of discovery. Nowadays, with significantly cheaper flight prices, the luxuries of travel are a lot more convenient.

 

With the rich diversity and historical significance, the Omo Valley makes the perfect location for a holiday. The area, which is quite rural, is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Furthermore, the view, vast expanses of land, fields, hills and valleys are something that cannot be compared to much else. Knowing the historical significance of the land, including that the first men might have walked on the same ground, gives the location a new dimension.