ORYX’s “Suri Tribe Photo Tour” will take you to one of the wildest corners of Ethiopia – Kibish in the Omo Valley. This is a cultural photo tour during which we will interact with, and photograph the Suri Tribal community. Sadly, development and the ravages of modernization are threatening this unique tribe, and as such visiting the people of the Surma area is unfortunately a “see it while you can” photo adventure.
Curious to see what our ORYX guests capture in this portion of the Omo Valley? Below we’ve put together some behind the scenes and client images that will make you want to add Ethiopia on your photography bucket list!
“I’ve been on about a dozen photo tour workshops and this was definitely one of the best organized and best led trips. Especially impressive given the challenges of the location!
Dale did an amazing job dealing with both the expected / inherent difficulties and I’d gladly travel with him again!” – Scott Blanksteen
“My photo tour to Ethiopia was simply phenomenal! I enjoyed every moment of it! If only I could press restart and relive it all again.Dale Morris, was really a great guide. I could not have asked for more in someone taking our group to such ends of the earth. He was very knowledgeable and hands on in making sure EVERYONE had a great experience and that we each made the types of pictures we were after. I can honestly say, his guidance sent my photography to new levels. As I told Dale, coming to Africa this way was a dream come true. He took my dream and exploded it. He made my entire experience better than I could have ever dreamed for myself.
Our local guide/fixer, was also fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about any and everything Ethiopia related. I even called him a walking history book! There is no question he can’t answer about Ethiopia or it’s beautiful people. What a wonderful guy.
I can’t wait to show off my work to my friends, family, co-workers and the world. I have tons and tons of brilliant shots. I think I’ll take a few of the best and enter contests and have them printed. After posting just 3 photos from my trip, I’ve got two enquires about purchasing prints. That’s never happened before and I’m thrilled to see what will come next!” – Derrick Taylor
“I had a wonderful time, fascinating and full of learning not only the photography, but with new friends and about a way of life, like the Himbas of Namibia, that could be made extinct, in time. I believe the ground team supporting Kirsten Frost did an outstanding job; the chef, the drivers and the others who went about securing us and assisting us with baggage, cameras etc. Well done! I would particularly like to mention Bray who quietly and efficiently ensured that resources were available to us and that the subjects for photography were in place. The camp was well appointed and comfortable.
And of Kirsten…well in his own right he is an outstanding photographer. He also is a good teacher and I endeavoured to put into practice his advice. He was extremely patient. It was one of the trips where I returned feeling I had more understanding of the camera and the art of photography. He deserves my full thanks!” – Roger Trythall
Join us for a true photographic adventure to encounter some of the most remarkable tribal people on Earth!