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Motorbiking Ethiopia's Omo Valley - 10 days

Discussion in 'Video Logging' started by openroad7, Apr 2, 2016.

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  3. Perhaps, but I would do it as part of a much longer journey

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  1. #1 openroad7, Apr 2, 2016
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    Ride with me as I travel from Ethiopia's bustling capital, Addis Ababa, southward into the Omo Valley, the home of many indigenous tribes with their own unique cultures. For generations the tribes of the Omo region were shielded from the outside world by mountains, large savanna grasslands and by Ethiopia's unique status as the only African nation never to be colonised by Europeans. To this day, it remains a largely neglected region by the Ethiopian government, except now they have recently poured a heap of money into a nearby large hydro-electric dam which will impact the lower reaches of the Omo River and Lake Turkana and the tribes that have occupied this area for generations.

    This was my first trip to Ethiopia and I didn't have a lot of time, as many of us don't, so in order to best undertake the journey south over a 10 day period, I needed to employ the services of African Riding Adventures based in the capital Addis Ababa, namely Flavio Bonaiuti and his mate, Parko as driver of a support vehicle for fuel. Here's my amateur attempt a a documentary of the journey.

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