This tour takes you through upper Omo, via Konso, home of the Konso people, world experts in terracing. From Konso through to the Mago National park, home of the Mursi people, we meet the Borena, semi-nomadic pastoralists, before travelling down to the lowlands of the lower Omo across the Weito desert. The lower Omo is home to a mix of many small ethnic groups, each with their own language and customs. Amongst these groups are the Bume, Karo, Geleb, Ebore and Hamer. There are various market days, which give the experience of being amongst these people as they trade effortlessly with each other regardless of the different languages and customs. The landscape and views are stunning, littered with small villages, many semi-permanent, stretching for many miles across the acacia bushlands.
Geographically Ethiopia is stunning. The landscape is dominated by the dramatic Ethiopian Highlands with peaks of 4000m or higher. The country is bisected by the Rift Valley, which starts at the Red Sea, to the North East, and continues south to Mozambique in southern Africa.