Lale’s Camp has a shaded and secluded setting on the bank of the Omo river in a beautiful patch of forest in southern Ethiopia’s Omo Valley. The camp is owned and hosted by Lale Biwa, a remarkable man who was born here and has lived here for most of his life.
Accommodation & Facilities
Lale’s Camp is an exclusive private camp with seven large safari tents spaced out under the trees, accommodating a maximum of 14 guests for any booking. The tents have en-suite bathrooms with a bucket shower and a flush loo, and double or twin beds with sufficient space for extra beds for children. The camp has a spacious mess tent, and an outside table for lunch, and battery charging points throughout.
Wildlife & Activities
The Omo Valley is one of Africa’s least visited regions, and is home to numerous tribes with fascinating cultural traditions. Lale is a superb guide, and is immensely well-respected by all of the local people. The relationships he has with the tribes allows guests to witness the traditions and lives of the Nyangatom, Kara, Hamar and Mursi people on walks and boat trips. The Omo River itself is broad and beautiful, often edged with fig and mahogany trees, and numerous species of birds flourish here among the lush vegetation. The river is home to a significant number of crocodiles, and black and white colobus, vervet and De Brazza’s monkeys can be seen in the trees along the banks. Pel’s fishing owl can sometimes be spotted too.