In this unique, unspoilt part of the world a number of colourful tribes survive in their own age-old traditional way. Independent from all modern achievements they still live as nomads or semi-nomads, wandering through the wilderness with only their few possessions such as spear (or rifle), knife and three-legged stool, driving their livestock before them. Some have settled down on the rich soils of the Omo river banks and grow maize or Sorghum, others live from hunting, fishing or bee-keeping.
Every tribe has its own unique way of clothing, body painting, hair-style, cultural habits and social structure. This small area is really a rich source for anthropologists! In different villages you can visit the colourful markets where the local people are selling their handicraft products, homemade butter or honey and other foods.