Southern Ethiopia – Tribal Lands and Primeval People



Joseph’s adventure begins along the shores of Lake Abaya and Chamo, two of the lakes of the 2,400 mile Rift Valley where modern man is said to have originated. After appreciating the lakes’ fishermen, birds, crocodiles and hippos, he travels on roads that cross stretches of dry savannah and are bordered by struggling forests into the Lower Omo Valley. In the valley he has close encounters with the Konso, Hamer and Mursi people, mostly nomadic tribal people who still live untouched by modern conveniences and comforts. In the towns, markets and tribal camps he meets the people and shares in their ancient customs and ceremonies. Facing cultural obstacles and personal challenges, in this episode Joseph presents an honest look at prehistoric cultures caught in transition.


For more information on the tribes of the Omo Valley read David Turton’s article “Lip-plates and the people who take photographs”.


image Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s oldest and largest airline has come a long way from a single flight from Addis Ababa to Cairo in 1946. For decades Ethiopian Airlines has been flying to and from the heart of Africa. Long recognized for its’ technological sophistication, the airline has extensive training and maintenance facilities at its headquarters. It is so respected by other African airlines that they routinely have Ethiopian Airlines do their pilot training and aircraft maintenance.


The hub of Ethiopian Airlines is its home base in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Abba. From there it has frequent service to more cities and countries in Africa than any other airline. Today they serve 57 international destinations, with 34 in Africa, 6 in Asia, 10 in the Middle East and 7 in Europe & America. The modern fleet consists of 39 jet aircraft. On order are 17 of the latest aircraft including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.


Decades of service to the US has placed Ethiopian Airlines at the forefront of international carriers serving our Nations Capitol from Dulles International Airport. In 2010 Ethiopian Airlines took delivery of the new Boeing 777 LR, the plane with the greatest range flying today. This allows Ethiopian Airlines to fly non-stop from the US to Addis Ababa daily. With daily non-stop service Ethiopian Airlines provides convenient connections to the most destinations throughout Africa. With the latest in comfort and entertainment, coupled with unparalleled Ethiopian hospitality, the airline has become the African travelers’ first choice. Click here for more info.


imageGrand Holidays Ethiopia Tours have fulfilled the dreams and aspirations of many travelers from around the world for many years. We are the specialists in customized itneraries, group tours, family holidays, indiependen vacations, escorted tours, adventure holidays, cultural tours, logistics arrangemnt for filming and so much more throughout the land of many wonders, Ethiopia!


By choosing to come with Grand Holidays Ethiopia, we always want to make our clients feel that they made the right choice, as we highly understand that a traveler’s most important decision is not always where to go but who to go with.


Ethiopia, then called Abyssinia has beckoned explorers, writers and adventure seekers for thousands of years. It’s as exotic and exciting as it sounds, after all this is the land where all begun. Now, it’s your turn to experience the real essence of this truly magical land, Ethiopia with Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours.


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