I’m just back from a quick two week trip to Southern Ethiopia. The main focus of the visit was to experience the diverse range of tribal people found in the Omo Valley and get to know a little about their unique traditions. Undoubtedly you can’t visit Africa without noticing the birds and wildlife and we managed to see some of these as we travelled along the Great African Rift Valley with Lake Langano, Abiata-Shala NP, Lake Awasa and Lake Chamo 🙂
Vervet (Grivet) Monkey Cercopithecus aethiops
Rufous-crowned Roller Coracias naevius
Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Dragonfly Ictinogomphus ferox
White-eyed Assassin Bug Platymeris biguttata A large predatory bug the feeds on smaller insects and grasshoppers.
Karo Tribesman on the banks of the Omo River. Kalashnikovs are a common sight amongst the tribesmen. Cattle are the primary source of wealth for many tribal groups and the men will fight to save them from intertribal rustlers.
A lip-plated woman of the infamous Mursi Tribe