The southern territories are steeped in tribal tradition. Their natural beauty and tribal populations are protected by national law. Traditions and rhythms have been the same for centuries. The splendid landscapes and endemic species are protected as well. It is a kaleidoscope of ethnic groups that speak at least 45 different languages. National Parks have an enormous variety of animals (buffalo, zebra, antelope, and some rare elephants, etc…).On the lake shores visitors can often spot the biggest Nile crocodiles that share the lake environment with hippopotamus.
- National Parks and National Reserves: Abjiata-Shalla, Awash, Nechisar, Mago, Omo, Senkele, Yabello
- In the Omo Valley: Mursi, Hamer, Karo, Galeb, Bume, Borana and even more ethnic groups
- Dry season: January, February, March, July, August, September, December
- Small rains: June, October, November
- Heavy rains: April, May