"Visit to a Mursi village" Jinka Off The Beaten Path Tip by sachara

Jinka Off The Beaten Path: 5 reviews and 5 photos

  Mursi village
by sachara

After a drive of more than 3 hours from Jinka along a bumpy track through the mountains and the hot plains, we reached the Mursi village. To enter a Mursi village, it usual to pay an admission fee for each car. The money is used for the community.

The most known traditions of the Mursi are the lipplates worn by the women and the fierce stick fighting by the men. We were very curious what we would see and experience.

Also because our guide, who stayed in Jinka, told us, that the Mursi women felt very free to approach you, or even to hold or pinch your arms. He warned even about the possibility of kidnapping and barricades by the men, at the moment you want to leave the village or area.

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  • Updated Jun 20, 2004
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“if you are in a hurry, make a detour. ”

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