Omo Valley

The Omo Valley is located in Southwest Ethiopia, Africa. National Geographic magazine has called the region “Africa’s last frontier.” The Omo River, approximately 400 miles long, runs through the Omo Valley from north to south. It drains into Lake Turkana just inside the Kenyan border. There are nine main tribes that occupy the Omo Valley, with a population of approximately 225,000 tribal peoples.

The majority of the people living in the Omo Valley do not have access to clean drinking water or medical care. There is very limited outside support for this region, partly due to its extreme remoteness. There is no written language, and the currency is cattle and goats. For further information about the Omo Valley, please visit:

Omo River Valley Map