Omo National Park

Omo National Park

Omo National Park covered with forests, this Park is visited by tourists because of the waterfall displays, a variety of creatures found in the park and since there have been paleontological findings in the park.

The Omo National Park covers 4,322 km2 and remains one of the most remote and scenic in Ethiopia. It contains the lower valley of the Omo part of the 11 sites listed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO by discovery of fossil fragments of Homo Sapiens back some 195,000 years. The Mursi, Suri, dizi and Nyangatom people live there despite the threat that sometimes hangs over their habitats due to the development of Ethiopia and the displacement of these people are very attached to their land.

The majority of ethnic groups in southern Ethiopia live along the Omo, they are farmers and semi-nomadic herders.

The Omo River is 760 km and empties into Lake Turkana in Kenya and it is possible to indulge in rafting on the Omo National Park river.

Wildlife and Safaris in the National Park

There are different animals in the Omo National Park including Elephant, Giraffe, Lion, Cheetah, Eland, oryz, Lelwel hartebeest, Burchell’s zebra, Buffalo, kudu, Leopard, Waterbuck and Colobus monkeys.

There are also several bird species in the National Park.