Omo Valley

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Travel to Omo Valley – Ethiopia’s Largest National Park

Omo National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks in Ethiopia, and home to an amazing range of wildlife. The Omo valley is rich in palaeoanthropological remains that are believed to date back to more than 4 million years.

The lower reaches of the Omo river were declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1980, after the discovery of the earliest known fossil fragments of Homo Sapiens that have been dated circa 195000 years old.

Omo National Park is located in remote south-western Ethiopia, on the west bank of the Omo River. The park is the largest in the country with an area of 4068 square kilometres. Eland, oryx, burchell’s zebra, lelwel hartebeest, buffalo, giraffe, elephant, waterbuck, kudu, lion, leopard, and cheetah still roam within the park’s boundaries.

Abundant wildlife, spirited rapids, innumerable side creeks and waterfalls, sheer inner canyons and hot springs are among the attractions you will have the opportunity to enjoy while visiting the Omo National Park.

The tourist infrastructure here is not to the same standard of other national parks and so specific tourist attractions are few and far between. However, it is a popular place for white water rafting on the Omo River.

  • Experience the thrill of white water rafting down the Omo River.
  • Spot wildlife such as hippos and numerous bird species.
  • See spectacular scenery including cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and rapids.

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