Ethiopia

The tribes of the Omo Valley ( Ethiopia )

El origen de la humanidad

Only the North of the country was occupied by the Italians only during 5 years, keeping the tribes of southern Ethiopia all its ethnic richness.

EL origen de la humanidad


Ethiopia is a country unique in many ways. It preserved independence during the distribution of the African continent by Europeans. Only the North of the country was occupied by the Italians only during 5 years, keeping the tribes of southern Ethiopia all its ethnic richness.

In the link below I've linked to a section of Rumbo.es where explains the real cost of things in Ethiopia, for example a beer costs around 0.70 euro cents, We will thus make a general budget of our future trip to the country.

Link to information of cost of living in Ethiopia.

EL origen de la humanidad


The journey through the Valley of the Omo is not easy for backpackers and can lead to much time visiting all the tribes without own transport. The best thing is to rent an off-road vehicle in the capital, Addis Ababa.

EL origen de la humanidad


This country is spectacular in all directions and in all parts. To the North of the country you can visit churches and try to find out if really Ethiopia is the origin of all religions. To the East of the country, you can visit the volcanoes active and in the South of the country is intact culture of tribes of the Omo Valley.

EL origen de la humanidad


Among the tribes that you can visit are the Mursi, the Hammer, the Karo, Surma, Dasanach,… some of them are easier to visit than others. Visit the Mursi tribe is more complicated, need transport with driver, a guide who speaks your language and an armed ranger if problems arise. This tribe, Perhaps the most spectacular and hardened, It is also the most savage, they live away from the others and are armed, very common among them to be respected and if arises a skirmish for the theft of livestock or land.

EL origen de la humanidad


A partnership exists around the ethnic tourism, supported by the Government, that does not allow to visit any town without a local guide and an economic compensation to the Association, that extends to the South of the country as a spider's Web. Can sometimes cause little friendly meetings between the Association and the tourist. This Association says to protect the ethnic culture of the Valley, Although its inhabitants do not have as clear, or they see hard by the existence of this Association, Of course.

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Visit the Valley of the Omo is a really spectacular and rewarding experience, highly recommended in every way. You can see all the images to full screen in the section of “Photographs

EL origen de la humanidad
EL origen de la humanidad