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Very enlightning

Super primitive people living the same existence they have lived for centuries ....with one... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
dovIrvine
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irvine,ca
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Another proud tribe who will be gone soon

The Dasenech people are entering the eclipse of their traditional and primitive way of life and... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Stephne A
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Shaka's Rock, South Africa
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Dasenech village, Turmi, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We visited a lot of tribes in the Omo Valley and our guide was great and made it a point to give us historic and cultural background. This tribe was very interesting, but was the most depressing stop we made. They practice female genital mutilation,...More

Thank Lindsay Z
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

In Omorate we climbed in a dugout canoe to cross the Omo River for a tour of a Dasenech village. The children were so friendly, each wanting to hold our hands as we walked about the village. I ended up with 3-4 kids on each...More

Thank Patty6-13
Reviewed 3 March 2018

You are taken over, for the fun of it, if you want by the local canoes - that is quite fun by your local guide. The Young boys that manoveur the canoes are very skilled. THe cultur of the dasanech tribe is very interesting but...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Super primitive people living the same existence they have lived for centuries ....with one proviso.....there is a satellite dish on one roof😳. Had to go in a dugout canoe across the Omo river to get there and back. Not for the faint hearted

Thank dovIrvine
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The Dasenech tribe are certainly an interesting tribe - however - the experience of going to their village was very disappointing. You are immediately surrounded and harangued for money - not pleasant. You can negotiate but even them you cannot walk in peace. I have...More

Thank Janet O
Reviewed 14 March 2017

You need to cross the Omo river to visit the Dasennech and you will not be disappointed. Their homes look like something from Star Wars. The head decorations are stunning and they are very friendly people.

Thank livinglifetothefull1
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of twelve and there were different opinions as to the morals of visiting them and paying for photos. Personally I think it's good that we have to pay Morals aside they are fascinating people and the sort of people you only...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The Dasenech people are entering the eclipse of their traditional and primitive way of life and will, within the next 2 generations sadly enter the modern way of living. It is already obvious that money is the new currency so be prepared to pay for...More

Thank Stephne A
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Just 80 km from Turmi and a short river ride lies the Dasenech tribe. A group of welcoming and nice people with colorful (yet partial) clothing and decorations. You have a chance to see their village, theirs way of living, dances and get lots of...More

Thank doczahi
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

This is a nomadic warrior tribe that helps one understand the lives of the tribes along with the structure and tribulations they face. It can be a bit challenging at times in terms of them viewing tourists as ATMs for photos so definitely go with...More

Thank AmanJunkieBoston
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