Welcome to Kibish
The main settlement in this area is the colourful village of Kibish. Set in a bowl in the forested hills, it is a fascinating place populated by the striking Surmi people. Photographing the Surmi attracts a fee of Birr5 per photo of an adult and Birr4 per photo of a child. Photographers likely to take a lot of photos will be better off negotiating a fee for unlimited photos over a set period of time (Birr40 for 10 minutes per person is fair).
Days spent in Kibish will be filled with visits to small surrounding villages (extra village entry fees apply) and evenings bathing in the river. It might not sound like much, but trust us. It is.