The Gamo people of Ethiopia occupy the western slops of the ‘Great rift valley’, just above lake Chamo.
The Gamo mountains (reaches over 3000 m’ above sea level) are very steep, therefore only few roads connect them to the main town, Arba-Minch, and they are isolated. As seen in the photo, the Gamo still live, and build their houses, in the traditional way.
The Gamo cultivate the fertile volcanic soil. They grow mainly teff, maize, sorghum, and false banana.