A truly unique destination, caught between eras; in some ways like walking back in time, in others existing fiercely in the present. As people they are as sundry as the landscape on which they live. Rastafarians encourage their followers ‘to get thee back to Zion’ in other words to repatriate to Ethiopia. As a result, Rastafarians from around the world have been settling in Ethiopia for many years. As well as this, both
Christianity and Islam play a huge role in the lives of many people whilst in the Omo River Valley of the southwest there are more than 50 tribes each of which have their own entirely unique set of beliefs and traditions; from the Mursi people’s giant lip plates and the Hamer tribes’ bull jumping ceremony to the Dorze people’s tall thatched beehive huts, these are a people with an incredibly rich cultural heritage.