For sure you have already seen pictures of them: women with huge plates in their lips, headdresses and exceptional hair style. They belong to the Mursi tribe, which is also living in the Omo Valley, mainly in the Mago National Park. In Jinka we organize tour guide Jilekey, who will bring us to the Mursi villages. Without a guide you are not allowed to enter the National Park. Actually you are supposed to also take a security guard along, but we have just a 2-seater, which means we already have to place Jilekey on the floor of our cabin. There is no space for another person. After a longer discussion at the park gate between our guide and the warden and after paying the fee for the security guard we can finally enter the park - without the guard.
Each tour guide has his favorite Mursi village. The one of Jilekey is located about 60 km in the park. On our arrival all residents come our way. Curiously they are standing around our camper. Sure, a vehicle like ours they probably haven't seen so far - and for a certainty not a travel dog. Thus we have put Momo into the cabin shortly before we arrived. A good decision, for now it is getting quite intense (yes, we were prepared for this, still...).