Sunday Snapshot: Mursi Warriors – Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Traveling to Ethiopia in 2010, Shane Dallas (The Travel Camel), journeyed to the Omo Valley and spent time with some truly extraordinary tribes. This was his first exposure to a village where men carrying guns was the norm, so if one is nervous around weapons, this is not the place to be.
Shane says that the Mursi Tribe are “the most famous and feared in the Omo Valley; the aggressiveness of the Mursi is known by any visitor here, and I have heard of other travellers unwilling to visit them due to episodes such as stone throwing and their predilection for alcohol. However, they also promised an unforgettable experience, so undaunted our vehicle proceeded to the Mago National Park where the tribe resides. A sign at the park’s entrance states: “No Automatic Weapons”, but this regulation is flagrantly ignored by the Mursi.”
Read about Shane’s full experience with the Mursi Tribe.