Ethiopia’s Omo Valley | Africa’s Last Frontier, National Geographic Magazine: Tourists in the Omo Valley

Austrian tourists in matching, fake cheetah-print dresses shoot snapshots for souvenirs of local women with lip plates near the town of Jinka. With its rich culture still intact, the Omo region has seen tourism boom—and tensions between visitors and residents rise.  “They know that tourists want to come see them because they are viewed as savages,” says one anthropologist. “They are angry with this.”

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