Ethiopia, 2011

We returned to Ethiopia in November & December, 2011 to visit the southern tribes near the Omo River and Lake Turkana. We previously visited Ethiopia in 1995, focusing on the Simien Mountains, Gondar, Lake Tana and Lalibela. This time we focused on the southern tribes near the Omo River, the Bale Mountains and Axum. We visited the Konso, Hamer, Dassanach, Mursi and Dorze tribes south of Arba Minch. We traveled to the highlands of the Bale Mountains to see Ethiopian Wolf, Bale Monkeys and Mountain Nyala. We returned to Awash National Park to see Awash Falls and oryx. We last visited Awash National Park 16 years ago. Lastly we visited Axum and its ancient stelae.

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Stelae at Tiya
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Olive baboon at Nechisar NP
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Crocodile on Lake Chamo
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Baby duiker pets, Arba Minch
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Zebra & kudu on Nechisar Plains
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Waga at Chief Kalla Gezahegn's compound
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Chief Kalla Gezahegn & his children
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Hamer women at Dimeka market
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Hamer woman at Dimeka market
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Hamer people at celebration
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Vulturine Guineafowl
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Omo River crossing
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Dassanach women grinding grain
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African Wild Dogs in Mago National Park
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Mursi woman wearing a lip plate
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Gunther' Dik-dik at Mago National Park
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Sorghum field near Arba Minch
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Dorze house
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Floods near Arba Minch
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Cattle threshing teff
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Swayne's Hartebeest at Senkele Sanctuary
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Black & White Colobus Monkey
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Female Melelik's Bushbuck
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Bale Mountains near Dinsho
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Male & female Mountain Nyala
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Ethiopian Meadow Rat, Bale Mountains National Park
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Spot-breasted Plovers
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Ethiopian Wolf, Bale Mountains NP
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On top of Tullu Demtu, 4377m, Bale Mtns NP
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Bale Monkey, Bale Mtns NP
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Harwood's Francolin
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Oryx, Awash National Park
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Oryx, Awash National Park
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Awash Falls
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Zinjero Campsite, Awash NP
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Stelae, Axum
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Mahberawi
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Chapel of the Tablet, Axum
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Simien Mountains


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