Kelam, Ethiopia

Other spellings, other names: Kelem

Province, region: Gamo Goffa

Location: @ 550k SSW of Addis Ababa
Ted Wells wrote:Kelam is (was?) a collection of 50 grass huts about five miles (out in barren, treeless desert) northwest of where the Omo River emerges into Lake Rudolf/Turkana in the very southwest corner of Ethiopia. I think it still exists because it still shows up on new maps of Africa, presumably because it is the only "permanent" settlement in that part of the country.

Find Felege Neway in GG. Then find a road to Bako, Jinka, K'ey Afer . At K'ey Afer, go south west to Hamer Koke and at the end of the road, Kelam. An alternate method is to locate the northern tip of Lake Turkana and Kelem is about 125 km north and slightly west. MORE

About the community:

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Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Kelam:

Helen Wells 1968-71
Theodore M. Wells 1968-71

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Please note: All maps and borders are approximate; likewise, distances listed for location.

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