The Omo River runs through the valley and empties into Lake Turkana.
The river is an important resource and without it the tribes and animals in
Southern Ethiopia would not survive. In 2006 work began on the Gibe III dam.
The dam will block part of the Omo River which experts state will impact the
ecosystem, tribes and animals that live in the valley.
After the earliest known discovery of Homo Sapien (Human) fossil
fragments were found. The lower Omo Valley and Lake Turkana which is primarly
located in Kenya, have both been declared World Heritage sites by the United
Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization or (UNESCO).
Omovalley.com offers interesting information and quality photo images
of the tribes, animals, rivers and national parks that are found in this remote
area of the world. Schedule a trip to the Omo Valley or surrounding areas here.