Sof Omar Cave

Sof Omar

Sof Omar caves

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At 15.1 kilometres (9.4 mi) length, Sof Omar Cave is the longest cave in Ethiopia; sources claim it is the longest system of caves in Africa and ranks as the 2nd longest in the World. It is situated in the Bale province in southeastern Ethiopia (6°55′N 40°45′E / 6.917°N 40.75°E / 6.917; 40.75) through which the Weyib River flows. It sinks at the Ayiew Maco entrance and reappears at the Holuca resurgence 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) away. The caves are known for their many pillars, particularly in the "Chamber of Columns".


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