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November 2015

Ukuli Bula – Hamar celebrations

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In the far south of Ethiopia lies the market town of Turmi, a remote and dusty settlement, located deep within miles upon miles of dry scrubland. We drove to our campsite and pitched our tents on the bank of the Keske River, the perfect setting for four nights stay with the Hamar. We had come with the hope of being invited to a bull jumping ceremony, one of the most incredible rituals in the valley. Colobus monkeys dashed and chatted amongst the fig trees, their long white tails, drooped low from the canopy.┬áVultures swooped silently over the baked riverbed before…

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