Each part of the country has its own distinct cultural interest but the southern route is famous for it’s remote ethnic group experience. Interaction with the people is a highlight, and consensus is that Ethiopia offers a positively authentic experience, as compared to other countries. For the privilege of taking a photograph of an individual, monetary compensation is expected almost everywhere. The weekly markets are a must, so one or more of these are worked into the itinerary where they fit most conveniently. At the Southern markets there is not a great deal of variety in what is available to purchase (eg handicrafts, commodities.) Rather, these venues serve as grand gatherings where differences among the people groups can be noticed. Given the restricted geographical location of these groups that number more than 11 (excluding the dialects,) this possibly forms the largest heterogeneous ethnic diversity in the whole of Africa.