The Mursi people are famous for their lip plates and other bodily decoration. One can't help wondering whether some of them especially adorn themselves for photo-happy tourists who pay small amounts to take these pictures. Click photos to enlarge them.
The young children of the Konso peopletake care of even younger ones in an attractive way. Click photos to enlarge them.
After staying overnight at Arba Minch (near a US Airforce base and ironically the only place we stayed where the electricity was off and remained off throughout our stay) we drove to Jinka, where we would visit the Konso people. Click photos to enlarge them.
Waiting for cattle drives to clear the road was a constant feature of our drive south.
Quite a few baboons along this stretch of road.
The false banana is an important food source in southern and southwestern Ethiopia. We got a demonstration at a cultural center in the town of Chencha near Arba Minch. The plant is shaved, the pulp is pounded into a pancake or tortilla shape, and the cake is baked over a fire. The result is edible but not exciting. Click photos to enlarge them.