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South Omo Research Centre Museum
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The south Omo is the nice natural attraction there are many trips to visit like Mursi ,Dasench,and... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
teddyhailu
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Although small, very interesting museum to understand the culture of the local tribe which goes... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

The south Omo is the nice natural attraction there are many trips to visit like Mursi ,Dasench,and other trip to visit

Thank teddyhailu
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This was a great introduction to the tribes of the valley. There is a small donation to see the museum and it was well worth it.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Although small, very interesting museum to understand the culture of the local tribe which goes back thousand years.

Thank Caroline C
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

The museum is nice and well worth visiting. But make sure you don't arrive before the lunch break because they charge you full entrance fee but they throw you out even if you have seen just a small part of the collection. Beware that the lunch break hours are not posted, at least not in a visible place.

Thank Mocvirnik
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

This little museum gave an excellent insight into the lives and customs of the peoples we were about to visit. There are interesting artefacts on display, but the most fascinating thing for me was the boards displaying the interviews and discussions of the local women. A MUST see, and I should have loved to have returned after my time with the tribes.

Thank jeannine20657
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This is a good place to start your Omo Valley Tours from if you begin from Jinka to discover the untouched and unique Omo Valley tribal communities. It has a collection of the most of the locally usable items by the tribes in a display area with some written explanations. There is a trained local guide from the Ari tribe settled permanently on the Plateau lands surrounding the lower Omo Valley zonal Administrative town of Jinka where the Research Center is located.

You can access it either by walking for 15 minutes from the old airfield (city center now), serving as an open graze land and a parking spot currently on the East direction using the main paved Asphalt road up the Plateau or by driving up to the compound.

You will find several research papers on cultural Anthropology interests up on request. The work of many dedicated researchers mainly from Western Europe universities in cooperation with Addis Ababa University, most researchers are from Germany.

It is open from 8:00am to 5:00 pm - Monday to Sunday. Closed only on national holidays.

I highly recommend a half day visit to this destination for a complete and better understanding of the Omo Valley Tribal communities deep village daily life activities to the utmost.

Enjoy your visit!

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

I enjoyed some peace and quiet away from the bussling town down the hill and to learn about the peoples of the Omo valley and their history. It's worth your time to drop by for an hour or two and get a feel for life in the area over the years.

Lots to read and look at while you wonder about the life of tribes living independantly of modern mayhem, well at least I did. If your in Jinka go see it, lovely spot, facinating information and a few strong book choices too at the front desk.

Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Great basic museum with interesting ethnographic info on the various tribes of the Valley, at the top of the hill

Thank pamela v
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Jinka 1967 smaĺ town. Fwe streets with a big market Place.Now a big townNerere Dile had School for his Ari People on sundays .He was one of few Aris going to regulare School. He became my Good friend! To meet Jim 49 years låter!!☺ Göran

Thank erikgoranla
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I really enjoyed this museum - it has details about all of the tribes and some of the insights from woman are very interesting to read around marriage and getting old. There is a small shop where you can buy some tribe artifacts - I bought a Mursi lip plate which was in better condition than those available direct from the tribe.

Thank livinglifetothefull1
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