"Walking to the village" Turmi Transportation Tip by sachara

Turmi Transportation: 1 reviews and 1 photos

  road from the campsite to Turmi
by sachara
 
 

Turmi is only reachable by unpaved roads. When we walked the 500-1000 M along the main road from the campsite to the village for shopping or visits, we did see hardly any vehicle.

There is no bus service between the villages in the Omo valley, because there are a lot of wadis en route, which a bus can't cross. At marketdays you have the best chance to find a local pickup truck.

We came to Turmi by 4WD from Addis Abeba with stops at Lake Langano, Arba Minch, Konso and Jinka. From Addis there are also domestic flights and a busservice to Arba Minch and Jinka.

In Turmi a truck from Tanzania came to pick us up, to bring us in two days to the Kenyan border with stops in Yavelo and Moyale where we continued our overlandtrip to Tanzania.

At the unpaved main roads west of Konso and between Konso and Yavelo we saw hardly any other traffic or pickup trucks.

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  • Updated May 2, 2008
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