Omo national park and river: omo valley guide - see 370 traveller reviews, 617 candid photos, and great deals for jinka, ethiopia, at tripadvisor introduction to. Omo river, river in southwestern ethiopia, eastern africa it rises in the ethiopian plateau and flows southward for about 400 miles (644 km) into the northern end of lake rudolf it is the lake's only perennial affluent. Lower omo river valley tour - 7 days itinerary day 1 fly one hour with ethiopian airlines from addis ababa to jinka in the far south of ethiopia to a new airport with asphalt runway on a modern bombardier q400 twin prop aircraft.
The omo river runs through the valley and empties into lake turkana the river is an important resource and without it the tribes and animals in southern ethiopia would not survive. The omo valley tribes a massive hydroelectric dam and associated land grabs for plantations threaten the tribes of the lower omo river the tribes have lived in this area for centuries and have developed techniques to survive in a challenging environment. To anthropologists, the omo valley is a living museum to photographers the omo valley is a visually breathtaking experience seven distinct groups of people live in this area the mursi are known for the clay lip plates that the women insert in their lower lips. Omo valley omo valley is located about 900 km on rough and dusty roads from the capital of ethiopia addis ababa and also it is more than 1000 km from nairobi in kenya - the nearest two capitals in africa, making it one of the remotest areas in east africa.
The lower omo valley is one of the most fascinating regions in ethiopia, and even the african continent, thanks to the cultural diversity of over a dozen tribes that coexist with varying degrees of peace. The omo river valley is now in danger due to the construction of a massive hydro-electric dam known as gibe iii that is being built to support vast commercial plantations in southwest ethiopia already under construction, it will be the second largest hydroelectric plant in africa on completion. Stunning photographs of the omo valley have helped shine a spotlight on one of the most remote areas in the world seeking to gain insight into the tribal traditions of the omo valley.
The omo river is the lifeline for these tribes they rely on the natural flood cycles of the river for the sustainable practice of floods - recession farming, fishing and livestock grazing like the generations before them they plant sorghum, maize and beans in the riverside soils after the yearly flood. In the lower omo valley of southwest ethiopia, eastern south sudan and around lake turkana in north kenya reside over 500,000 indigenous, tribal people many are agro-pastoralists who live close to the river or lake during the dry season but return to the grasslands when the rains come. The tribes of the omo valley in southern ethiopia have some of the most unsual cultural practices in the world, a continuation of their ancient nilotic pastoralist traditions on this tour to the remote southern regions of ethiopia's valley, you will get first-hand insight into the south omo tribes. Like most photographers, i was drawn to the omo valley not by its landscape, but by these inhabitants, the ochre-skinned hamer, the lip-plated suri and mursi, and the painted karo amongst them. The omo valley named after the river with the same name is an unique mix of cultures, languages, ecosystems and various attractions the larger part of the region is dry and characterized by adverse life conditions: 05% of southern omo area are covered by the mountains, 5% is the low land, 60% is the valley and 34% is the desert.
The omo river valley is a beautiful, untouched area of south-west ethiopia, where local tribes have lived for many years in complete isolation a visit here offers a privileged and fascinating insight into the unique culture and ethnic traditions of some of these tribes, many of which have remained unchanged for centuries. The valley is largely dry savanna, with the omo river cutting a nearly 475-mile-long swath down to lake turkana on the kenya border credit andy haslam for the new york times. Art in the body from ancestral times in the far borders of ethiopia, very remote from modernity, beyond our fast-paced world, the photographer hans silvester did a work, anthropological record, of the tribes that exist around the omo river.
The omo river (also called omo-bottego) in southern ethiopia is the largest ethiopian river outside the nile basinits course is entirely contained within the boundaries of ethiopia, and it empties into lake turkana on the border with kenya. In the tribes of the omo valley, sullivan uses the universal language of photography to give a voice to these endangered individuals, generating an awareness of the pending ecocide and a call to action to save these awe-inspiring people. Omo valley tribes of ethiopia tribes of the omo valley are located in the southern part of ethiopian who are living at the omo river delta home of 16 tribes and still remains living unique traditional and cultural way of life.