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Southern Ethiopia

Photos of people living in Southern Ethiopia


These photos from Southern Ethiopia were taken by professional photographer Robert Eilets on a visit in August 2009.

There are more than 50 unique tribes living in the Omo River Region of Southwestern Ethiopia, it's a fascinating destination for those interested in African culture. The remote location, which is barely accessible by 4 wheel-drive, has meant that traditional customs and beliefs are very much intact for many tribes in this area.

It's recommended you take a tour to visit this region because it's difficult to get to and around. There are some great opportunities to raft down the Omo River. For more about this region and a list of tour operators see my feature -- Omo River Tribes.

See more of Robert Eilet's photos.

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Woman with decorative headband, Southern EthiopiaWoman with decorative headbandOmo River Man, Southern EthiopiaMan from the Karo TribeWoman closeup, Southern EthiopiaHamer Woman PortraitWoman with child, Southern EthiopiaHamer Mother With Child
Girl with pink flowers, Southern EthiopiaGirl with pink flowersOlder Woman carrying log, Southern EthiopiaOlder Hamer Woman Carrying LogWoman carrying pot and bag, Southern EthiopiaHamer Woman Carrying Calabash and BagsChild carrying bag, Southern EthiopiaChild Carrying Bag, Southern Ethiopia
Woman turning away, Southern EthiopiaHamer Woman Looking AwayYoung Girl, Southern EthiopiaYoung GirlGirl in white shawl, Southern EthiopiaGirl in White Shawl - Southern EthiopiaChurch in Southern EthiopiaChurch in Southern Ethiopia
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