Omo Bend and the Omotic Tribal People

Posted by Pat on February 3, 2018 in Travel |

1-2 February 2018 Playing Ethiopian dodgeball with the goats, ruts, rocks, swales and riverbeds of the road, for two hours we bounce our way to the village of Gorcho. This is a new landscape of flat land, huge dry washes, red soil and towering red ‘chimneys’ of termite mounds. I definitely would not want to […]

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The Mursi of the Omo Valley

Posted by Pat on February 1, 2018 in Travel |

30 January 2018 It is a morning of rutted roads and clouds of dust. It reminds me of childhood when faced with that long Thanksgiving drive to a meal with obnoxious relatives. You dread being around the bully cousin or the picky grandmother. I have heard so many horror stories about the Mursi tribe that […]

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The Omo Valley – Meeting the Konso

Posted by Pat on January 30, 2018 in Travel |

29 January 2018 I was forewarned!  “Omo Valley Adventure – In order to fully experience and explore this incredibly diverse, yet sometimes isolated UNESCO area, we really get “off-the-beaten-track”. Sometimes the road is in rough condition, you should be prepared for some bumpy drives. Accommodation in small towns is modest. A certain spirit of adventure […]

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