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Omo River

Omo River

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This river starts in the central highlands and is a perennial river. Its course is generally to the south. The Omo River is 760 kilometers long according to an article on Wikipedia.


Rising in the highlands south-west of the capital, Addis Ababa the Omo courses south. Omo River enters Lake Turkana just above the Kenya border.


As it tumbles off the escarpment, the omo passes from alpine environment and rain forest, and on into savanna country and finally searing desert lands. At times of high flood and high pressure from Omo River it has created gorges on its course through many years.


 

Omo river rafting

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Wild game appears in abundance on the banks of Omo River. Antelopes, zebras, buffalo, gazelles, wart-hoges, baboons, monkeys and large and small cats are wild animals one could have a chance to see on the river banks. Strange and colorful birds dart in and out of the lush vegetation.


The Omo also flows past the Mago and Omo National Parks, which are known for their wildlife. Many animals live near and on the river, including hippopotamuses, and crocodiles.


 

omo map

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According to an article on Wikipedia reads "The Spectrum Guide to Ethiopia describes it as a popular site for white-water rafting in September and October, when the river is still high from the rainy season".

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