OMO NATIONAL PARK

Located on the west bank of the river Omo and running next to the border with the Sudan, in the Caffa region, is the Omo National Park (4068 square km of wilderness). The park is little-known, still wild and home to an amazing range of wildlife like giraffe, zebra, heartbeast, kudu, lion, cheetah, buffalo and elephant. The Omo river is part of the park and flows through a steep inaccessible valley before it arrives in the lowlands, all the way to lake Turkana. On this river there is possibility to white-water rafting. Best season are the months September and October, because then the river is still high.
It is possible to visit it by trekking through the territory of the Surma tribe, a people of Nilotic origin, similar to the Mursi. Like the Mursi, the Surma women wear a disk through their lower lip and dye their bodies with white-coloured decorations.
Gelb / Dasanech people
Karo ladies
Omo river in the south part of Ethiopia,
crossing in traditional boat
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