BEHIND THE SCENES: ARBORE STILTS

BEHIND THE SCENES: What's not to love about 'Arbore Stilts'. Out of nowhere this Ethiopian boy and his mate stepped onto the road in stilts. They performed a special ‘welcome dance’ for us and laughed and joked the whole way through. It's quite common for Omo Valley kids to do everything they can to grab the attention of the passing ‘faranji’ (foreigners). The surprises continued - around the next corner we passed a boy selling wooden AK-47s and another leading a baboon on a lead.

Stephanie Hunt