This webpage offers you a glimpse of the safari. For the full details of the safari with a day to day itinerary, full logistics, details of accommodation and a comprehensive list of what is included and excluded, please download the full brochure.
Your Guide: Shem Compion
Group Size: Maximum 8 participants (Minimum 6 participants required)
Recommended for: Photographers of all levels that are looking to immerse themselves into and capture the incredible culture scenes of Africa.
Fitness level: Average to Good - There will be walking to and from your photo opportunities, mostly over flat terrain on uneven ground and potentially other activities such as boating. Road conditions are rough with unpaved roads that are bumpy and dusty. Not appropriate for guests using mobility aids.
Included in costs: Please refer to our brochure for comprehensive details on costs, including what is included and excluded.
The C4 Experience: This itinerary has been curated by our highly experienced team to maximise your photographic opportunity. Our guides are amongst the most acclaimed photographers in the photography world - guaranteeing you expertise, experience and service. We take care of every detail from the moment you arrive until the end of your safari. This trip takes you to the greatest show on earth. .
THIS EXCLUSIVE, SMALL GROUP SAFARI PROVIDES A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO INTIMATELY PHOTOGRAPH THE HEART OF THE OMO VALLEY IN ETHIOPIA.
Split by the Great Rift Valley and rippling with seemingly endless mountains, the country’s geography is as dramatic as its history and culture. Ethiopia is the cradle of our earliest known ancestors, a hub for some of the first Christians, Muslims, Jews, and a last frontier for some of Africa’s most intriguing photogenic tribal traditions. Ethiopia is a wonderland of exotic tribes and cultural mix. In many of the areas we are traveling to, there are few roads and very little protocol with regards to a ‘formal’ itinerary. To make sure we have the best opportunity to witness the Omo valley at its best, we are working very closely with our local guides, who specialize in the Omo Valley. The manner in which this safari has been curated means for the most immersive and authentic experience of the Omo one can find. Start your expedition at the top of the Omo valley and finish the river journey as it flows into the Lake Turkana Delta, with the Dassenech people. Your safari host will be Shem Compion who has been visiting Ethiopia since 2013, sharing the Omo valley with his guests, making sure guests get incredible images from their trip and working on cultural projects to showcase the beauty of these cultures. His experience in Ethiopia is invaluable when traveling here.
Watch the video of the 2023 expedition below
Exclusive small group safari
Experience tribal cultures as authentic as you can find in Africa
Visit a special location in the Mursi area co- pioneered by C4
Boat cruise down the Omo River - an experience not offered by any other operator.
We will have cattle camp visits, village visits, studio sessions, witness ceremonies and other opportunities of immersion on this trip.
Intimate access to a variety of tribes in the Omo Valley
We will have a traveling studio with us on the safari- to capture incredibly detailed studio images
The chance of witnessing and photographing a ceremonial Donga stick fight
Your photo host, Shem Compion has extensive cultural photographic experience in Africa - which he will share with you.