There are not many places like this on this planet! Where do you find so many different cultures and ethnic groups in a relatively small area who still cling to their traditional way of life?
The Omo Valley definitely remains off the beaten tracks, although the impact of tourism can be strongly felt. And tourism here is more obvious than in other parts of the world. For one reason, the focus of tourists is completely on the very unique people and their traditions. That is why everybody comes here. The other reason is the complete clash of culture. Mostly very wealthy, middle-aged to elderly people come for a week and point their expensive cameras towards people who still live like in prehistoric times. It seems all they want from each other is a photo in exchange for 2 Birr / 10 cents.