"Africa`s last great wilderness" Omo Valley, southern Ethiopia. 1998

The lower valley of the Omo is unlike any other place on earth. It has the largest diversity of ethnically different groups in the whole of Ethiopia and possibly in Africa.In an area of less than 15,000 square kilometers more than ten different languages are spoken (excluding dialects ) .Experts believe that for thousands of years it was a crossroads of a wide assortment of cultures where early humans of many different ethnicities passed as they migrated from and to lands in every direction. To this day, the cultures and people of the Lower Valley of the Omo are a focus of study for their incredible diversity.