Omo Valley Tribes
Omo Valley Tribes
Visit Omo valley – The Rift Valley
Omo valley, Much of Africa’s volcanic activity is concentrated along the immense 6000 km long crack in the earth’s surface known as the Great Rift Valley. Great Rift Valley is great because it is extensive and it was formed by the sinking and tearing apart of the earth. The largest valley on the earth, the Great Rift Valley is one of the planet’s most outstanding features. The Great Rift Valley is not just a subject on the geographical maps. It has already entered into the history looks as it holds the key to our past and the existence of early man on the continent. It is in the Alluvial Gorge (Kenya). In Melka Kunture and Hadar (Afar region) that the bones of our earliest ancestors like “Lucy” were found. It is as if the land broke apart in a rift to display its riches. Ethiopia is often referred to as the “water tower” of eastern Africa because of the many rivers that pour of its high tableland. The Rift valley’s passage through Ethiopia marked by chain of seven lakes fed by different rivers. Each of the seven lakes has its own attractions. The lakes shelter different species of birds and many wild animals. The rift valley is also a habitat for a variety of flora and fauna.
South and Omo Valley Tribes
The Omo valley is situated in the south & southwest of Addis Ababa, which passes through the Great Rift Valley and offers the most attractive and beautiful landscape scenery in the region.
The Omo region is home for most nomadic and semi-nomadic people with different fascinating ethnic groups like the Hammer, Mursi, Karo, Dassenech, Surma, Bena, Ari, Tsemay, Bodi and others.
Go to Arba Minch
Arba Minch town, located at 505 km South of Addis Ababa was founded in the early 1960s by then Fitawrari Aemeroselasie Abebe and the city succeeded Chencha as the provincial capital of Gamu-Gofa, Arba Minch received its name for the abundant local springs which produce a groundwater forest. Arba Minch. It is situated within the Great African Rift Valley System at an elevation of about 1285 meters above sea level. Arba Minch is warm year around with moderate climate during winter. Arba Minch town is easily accessible by plane. Ethiopian airlines flies three times a week from capital Addis Ababa and it takes only about 45 minutes flight. Arba Minch is also accessible by buses; 4WD. On the eastern side of Sikela is the gate to Nechisar National Park, which covers the isthmus between Lake Abaya to the north and Lake Chamo to the south.