The opportunity to go back in time and view a land frozen in time in Ethiopia’s South Omo Valley region was unforgettable in many respects. The nine days I spent there were not always the easiest but the inside access I had into the tribes of Omo was like something lifted straight out of Discovery Channel. […]
Ethiopia Travel Guide
Travel to a place land-locked in time.
As the first country I visited in Africa, this has a special place in my heart. Located in the Horn of Africa, they lay claim to being the only country in the continent to have not been colonized by a European power. The coffee here is delicious, Omo Valley visceral and a fascinating education, and a landscape to die for.
This Ethiopia travel guide will help you plan your next vacation.
Ultimate Omo Valley Ethiopia Travel Guide – Everything You Need To Know
If you’re like me, you probably don’t know a whole lot about Ethiopia when it comes to travelling through the country. What you do know is that you’d like to travel through the Omo Valley region to see the fascinating diversity of tribes but beyond that you’re stuck. Planning a trip to South Omo is complicated to […]
Donga Stick Fighting Tournament in Omo Valley, Ethiopia – Brutal and Unexpected
Blood drips. Sun blazes down the yellow scorched field. There’s a musk that emanates and permeates throughout. The sounds of sticks making brutal contact and the whipping of misses reverberate in the air. This is the story of my experience at a Donga stick fighting tournament during my time with the Mursi tribes while on […]
The Many Faces of Omo Valley, Ethiopia – A Photo Essay
Going to Ethiopia, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. When you think about Africa, you conjure up images of giraffes munching on leaves up above, lions grumpily growling, or the majestic migration of wildebeest. What is easy to forget is the human side of the continent and how incredible the people are once you […]
Ethiopia and Omo Valley Through The Eyes Of A Wanderer
Ethiopia without a doubt was one of the most unique, raw, and visceral experiences I’ve ever had travelling. It’s the kind of trip that honestly changes you. It’s hard to put into words all the emotions that I felt throughout the 8 days and as much as I wanted to put everything in writing, I knew […]
Ethiopia Packing List Guide for Omo Valley and Simien Mountains
Packing for a trip to Ethiopia was daunting at first but as I started to piece it all together one at a time, I realized that what I needed was going to be very similar to my recent trip to Peru. This packing list is meant to be a thorough list of everything I’m bringing. […]
Ethiopia Trip Announcement – Omo Valley and Simien Mountains
For a few months now, I’ve been quietly working with a serious trip mastermind for a trip at the end of the month and it’s finally time to make the announcement of what we’ve been working on. Well the title sure gives it away but YES, I’m headed to Ethiopia! I’ll be honest, when I […]