With such extraordinary cultural integrity the South Omo is literally fantastic. Like much of
neighboring northern Kenya, South Omo is a close as one can come to an Africa untouched by outside influences. This is Africa as it once was, or as some might still imagine it to be, and its mere existence is at once wonderful and scarcely credible. It seems superficial to label South Omo as a living museum. Four of Africa’s major linguistic groups are represented in the region.
All in all, depending on where one draws the lines, as many as two-dozen different tribes
occupy South Omo, some numbering tens of thousands, others no more than 500, each one of them culturally unique. The most renowned of the Omotic-speakers are the Mursi, famed for their practice of inserting large clay plates behind the lower lips of their women. Other important groups of South Omo include the Hamer-Bena, the Karo and the Ari, whose cultures and quirks of adornment-body scarring, body painting. Romanticize or condemn it, South Omo is there, it is fascinating, and it is utterly unique.
We want you to see this incredible landscapes and these beautiful and colourful tribes before it’s too late. Now is your chance to go back in time and discover how mankind lived without any of the facilities time has given us.