an interest in anthropology and an insatiable love of
Africa, I travelled to the Lower Omo Valley in Ethiopia. A place
National Geographic have called ‘Africa’s Last Frontier’. Home to
eight different vanishing tribes, whose population is about
200,000, this part of Africa is truly sensational. We tackled the
‘roads’ in a beaten 4X4, a vehicle that stubbornly broke down every
other day, resulting in us beeping our horn until the nearest tribe
emerged from the bushes to save us from the thirst quenching heat.
Over 12 days we covered approximately 2500km, observing a multitude
of landscapes; the great rift valley lakes, savannahs, mountains
and fields bursting with yellow maskal flowers. Yet the captivating
scenery, in my opinion, is cast into the shadows by the
intoxicating tribal rituals to be witnessed.