I just returned to Addis Ababa from Omo Valley. Visiting the Omo Valley area is almost like visiting another planet. In many rural areas, people wander about in full native garb, which sometimes means wearing nothing at all. I visited the Hamar tribe (attending their famous/infamous bull-jumping ceremony), the Karo tribe, the Xonso (or Konso) tribe, and the Mursi tribe (famous for their lip plates). We had contact with the Ts’amai tribe too – but only by virtue of having run over one of their goats with our vehicle. Not a pleasant experience; I’ll tell y’all about it later.
Here’s a video clip from the drive from Arba Minch to the town of Konso, where we spent the night before heading out to the Hamar village: