Stretching out below Addis Ababa lies southern Ethiopia and the Omo Valley, home to the Great Rift Valley and its lakes, a wide variety of ethnic groups and tribespeople and the Bale Mountains National Park. With spectacular vistas at every turn, the wildlife across the region is abundant and the unique human diversity makes visiting the Omo region of Ethiopia any intrepid travel travelers dream.
The natural beauty of southern Ethiopia is otherworldly. Home to the magnificent lakes of the Great Rift Valley and the Bale Mountains National Park in the Ethiopian highlands, this corner of Ethiopia is wild, unexplored and breath-taking. The escarpments and valleys of the Bale Mountains are home to an array of endemic species, including the largest number of rare Ethiopian wolves who make their home on the Sanetti Plateau. Untouched by colonialism, the tribes in the region are said to be some of the most beguiling across Africa. Witness the Hamer tribe’s unique ‘jumping of the bulls’ ceremony and marvel at the giant lip plates of the Mursi people.