Arba Minch to Konso

Today was a very interesting day. We were originally supposed do a two hour boat trip on lake Chamo to see crocodiles and hippos. After such a long day yesterday we had absolutely no desire to spend another 10 hours travelling so we ditched the boat ride (we’ve seen many hippos and crocs in our travels) and headed directly to Konso.

We arrived at 10:30 am and had three hours to relax before heading out to visit Gamule Konso Village, another UNESCO World Heritage site. The village is approximately 800 years old and is known for their wooden statues known as wakas which are erected in honor of dead heroes and respected members of the community. The village is circled and fortified by stone walls, some up to 5 metres tall. The Gamule village has three circular walls. As the community grew outside of the original wall, another wall was built to encircle the outside communities. It was an incredible site to see.

Before ending our day we visited Gesergio Rocks, also known as natural New York village. Erosion is an amazing artist.

2 thoughts on “Arba Minch to Konso

  1. Beautiful photos of the village and children in an eerie๐Ÿคญ, yet sad way๐Ÿ˜”…very telling stories behind those wee eyes indeed!๐Ÿ˜ณ The elements of the red hillside/mounded erosion, amongst greenery…is actually quite striking!๐Ÿ˜˜ Thank you, dearest of friends, for all you have seen, explored, experienced, photographed, and written down into exceptional words for us to read and share with you!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฅฐ
    See you soon!๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’‹xoxo

  2. Unbelievable – you have captured many stories in those faces. I am sure you are two of very very few travellers who have ever been inside these village walls!

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