Travelling through western Wollega and Beni Shangul from Gambela to Bambesi, I make some inquiries with the assistance of Getinet. In a number of localities, we try to find out what people remembered about the last visits of the Fellata to the region. We also meet a Pullo who had become the hired herdsman of a local Oromo sheikh. The picture that emerges of the migratory routes of the Mbororo are more differentiated that the one conveyed to us by our Gambela informants. The attitudes of the local people towards the Fellata correspond closely to what has been reported for Gambela.
Overnight stay in Shabal (a stopping-place on the way to Bambesi via Dambi Dolo [Dembi Dolo on , and ; see entries for the following days).
Map 5: Part of a trip from western Wollega to Beni Shangul, undertaken in winter 2001 (waypoints 031 - 032, 062, 070, 077, 085, 091, 093, 097, 101, 112, 116)
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Lat. 8° 29′ 16.79″ N / Long. 34° 35′ 3.52″ E