Once they hunted, but the wild pigs and small antelope have almost disappeared from the lands in which they live; and until 20 years ago, all ploughing was done by hand with digging sticks.
The Karo, also known as Kara are a small tribe with an estimated population between 1,000 and 3,000. They live along the east banks of the Omo River in southern Ethiopia.
Injera is a country-wide staple food served with a variety of fasting (vegetarian) and non fasting wots, or sauces.
A sour pancake, injera is made with the endogenous grain teff.
When the grass is finished, they will move on to new pasture grounds.
This is the way they have been living for generations.
Major domestic destinations are Bahir Dar, Gondar, Axum, Lalibela and Dire Dawa, as well as daily flights south to Arba Minch, Jinka and Bale Goba.
More than 80 languages are spoken in Ethiopia and around 200 dialects are also in use.
However, it is advisable to carry a first-aid kit with preventative medicine (including anti-malarial tablets).
Directly after the rains the highlands are wonderfully green, covered with wildflowers and sublime for trekking.
Danakil depression is the hottest region in Ethiopia and the temperature climbs up to 50 degree Celsius.
Omo Valley is one of the most unique places on earth because of the wide variety of people and animals that inhabit it. It is estimated that the Omo Valley is home to over 200,000 tribal people: Arbore, Ari, Bena, Bodi, Bumi, Daasanech (Geleb), Dorze, Hamer (Hamar), Kara (or Karo), Konso, Kwegu (or Muguji), Mursi, Tsemay…
The tribes that live in the lower Omo Valley are believed to be among the most fascinating on the continent of Africa and around the world.