Southern Ethiopia

If you wish to be really adventurous you can go to the far south of the country and meet the fast disappearing tribes of the South Omo Valley.


If you wish to be really adventurous why not travel to the far south of Ethiopia? Here you meet the fast disappearing tribes of the South Omo Valley. The village of the Konso people is a UNESCO listed site and is just stunning. A new road through from Addis Ababa is currently under construction to Southern Ethiopia. So this is quite a pivotal time for historically pastoral and nomadic tribes.

But it is not for everyone. Our feeling is that any trip to Southern Ethiopia needs individual discussion with us. So we’ve chosen not to show a sample tour. But we would be delighted to chat through our personal experiences and the pros and cons of visiting the Southern region of Ethiopia.

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Gloria Darvall

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Why you may love it

  • The lower Omo River is home to eight different tribes.
  • The land is largely dry savanna, with the Omo River cutting a nearly 475-mile-long swath down to Lake Turkana on the Kenya border.
  • The discovery of human remains dating back nearly 2.5 million years prompted Unesco to dub the Lower Valley a World Heritage site in 1980.

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Did you know
  • UNESCOThe Omo river basin is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites.
  • UNESCOThere are eight UNESCO world Heritage sites in Ethiopia.