Omo Valley is almost unique in the world in that so many different people inhabit such a tiny area. Historians believe that the south served for a millennia as a kind of cultural crossroads where quite different ethnic people met as they migrated from the north, south, east, and west. The peoples of the lower Omo Valley are considered among the most fascinating on the African continent.
Ethiopia had the best mud and thatch homes that you can see anywhere in Africa. Along the way, most homes were round with wood or mud plastered sides or completely dome shaped with thatch. Although practical, hardly any ugly tin roofs were seen.