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  Omo National Park
Omo National Park, the largest in the country, with an area of 4,068 square kilometres.
It is a vast expanse of true wilderness, adjacent to the Omo River, which flows southwards into Lake Turkana and is one of the richest and least-visited wildlife sanctuaries in eastern Africa.
Ethiopia is often referred to as the 'water tower' of eastern Africa because of the many rivers that pour off its high tableland, and a visit to this part of the Rift Valley, studded with lakes, volcanoes and savannah grassland, offers the visitor a true safari experience.
www.selamta.net /omo_park.htm   (546 words)

  
  Omo River - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Omo River formed the eastern boundaries for the former kingdoms of Janjero, and Garo.
The Omo also flows past the Mago and Omo National Parks, which are known for their wildlife.
Omo River, Rivers of Ethiopia and African archaeology.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Omo_River   (277 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Omo River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Omo River formed the eastern boundaries for the former kingdoms of Janjero, Garo, and Kaffa.
The Hammer territory stretches from the lower Omo region in the west to Chew Bahir in the east, and from near the Kenyan border in the south all the way to the territory of the Benna.
The Mago River, which drains the northern highlands, joins the Usno River at the center of the park, and the joined streams become the Neare River that flows down to the Omo River.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Omo-River   (784 words)

  
 Encyclopedia topic: Omo River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Omo is an important river of southern Ethiopia (Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia).
This river rises in the Shoan (additional info and facts about Shoan) highlands and is a perennial river with many affluents.
The Omo River also flows past the Mago and Omo National Parks, which are known for their wildlife.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/o/om/omo_river.htm   (78 words)

  
 Upper Omo River Expedition - Travel Africa, African Safari
Upper Omo River: The river lies within a 1500m deep canyon, and the scenery changes constantly, There's plenty of time for hikes and swimming in tributaries.
Sept 26 — Put-In on the Omo River.
The first half of the Omo has an abundance of wildlife: we´ll have a chance to observe hippo as they surface near our boats for a suspicious inspection, see crocodiles basking in the sun, colobus monkeys flying through the trees, and baboon barking from the cliffs.
www.travelafrica.biz /details.asp?special_id=132   (652 words)

  
 The oldest Homo sapiens
They identified sites where Omo I and Omo II were found in 1967, and obtained more of Omo I, including part of the femur (upper leg bone) that fit a piece found in 1967.
Both Omo I and Omo II were buried in the lowermost portion or "member" of the Kibish Formation, a series of annual flood sediments laid down rapidly by the ancient Omo River on the delta where it once entered Lake Turkana.
Interspersed among the river sediments are occasional layers of volcanic ash from ancient eruptions of nearby volcanoes.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2005-02/uou-toh021105.php   (1754 words)

  
 OMO River Expedition Set to Go
OMO River Expedition  Set  to Go Jacaranda Tours has set a river rafting tour of the Omo River, which is due to depart on October 7
According to the organizers, the Omo River is rated as one of the greatest rafting trips in the world, the ‘African Queen’ of river expeditions.
It seemed that river rafting in Ethiopia may be in trouble after the unexpected death of Conrad Hirsch, the American rafting expert who pioneered trips down the Omo and other Ethiopian rivers for 20 years.
www.addistribune.com /Archives/2001/10/05-10-01/OMO.htm   (249 words)

  
 The Oldest Homo sapiens
They identified sites where Omo I and Omo II were found in 1967, and obtained more of Omo I, including part of the femur (upper leg bone) that fit a piece found in 1967.
Both Omo I and Omo II were buried in the lowermost portion or “member” of the Kibish Formation, a series of annual flood sediments laid down rapidly by the ancient Omo River on the delta where it once entered Lake Turkana.
Interspersed among the river sediments are occasional layers of volcanic ash from ancient eruptions of nearby volcanoes.
www.physorg.com /news3091.html   (1488 words)

  
 Turkana - Lake Turkana - Traditional Music & Cultures of Kenya
As the river's silt-laden water is nevertheless lighter than the soda-dense waters of the lake, it 'floats' on top of the lake for many kilometres before the waters mix.
But as the influx is primarily the River Omo, the lake's level is subject to wild fluctuations during periods of heavy rain or drought in the Ethiopian Highlands.
These images of the Omo Delta, taken in 1973, 1989 and 1995 by various Landsat satellites, vividly show the progressive siltation of the Omo Delta coupled with the effects of the falling water level.
www.bluegecko.org /kenya/tribes/turkana/laketurkana.htm   (1437 words)

  
 Ethio-Der Tour and Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Along the Mago and Neare Rivers grows a beautiful riverine forest that is quite dense in places, and throughout the valleys on Mount Mago, the western Mursi Hills and the eastern Benna Hills are sporadic patches of thick forest.
The Park headquarters are in the middle of the park on the Mui River, which flows eastwards from its mouth in the Maji highlands down to the Omo River.
The Omo is home to around 70 mammal species and 318 bird species, one of which is the elusive fl-winged lovebird, endemic to Ethiopia.
www.ethio-der.com /glossary.asp?glossaryid=14   (4118 words)

  
 Origins Of The Human Race
The remains of Omo I and Omo II were buried in the lowest sediment layer, called Member 1, of the 330-foot-thick (100-meter- thick) Kibish rock formation near the Omo River.
The study confirmed that the Omo I and Omo II hominid fossils are from similar stratigraphic levels in Member I of the Kibish Formation, despite the view that Omo I is more modern in appearance than Omo II.
Results of laser fusion 40Ar/39Ar dating of alkali feldspar crystals from pumice clasts obtained from the Kibish Formation, west of Omo River at Nakaa’kire, 1 km north of Aliyo, Ethiopia, is published in the February 16, 2005 issue of the journal Nature.
www.useless-knowledge.com /1234/mar/article275.html   (1005 words)

  
 Walta Information center
The brief narrative is intended to demonstrate the role of rift basins in the accumulation of fossil-bearing sediments, burial and preservation of fossils, uplift and subsidence of basin floor, and exposure of fossils by erosion.
The Omo Basin in southwestern Ethiopia is filled with river and lake sediments carried from the Ethiopian highlands by major rivers ancestral to the Omo River.
Unlike the Omo Basin, this fossil locality is small and occurs in the vicinity of Konso town, at the southern end of the Main Ethiopian Rift.
www.telecom.net.et /~walta/profile/articles/sp_report36.html   (4333 words)

  
 Omo National Park (Important Birds Areas of Ethiopia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Major land features include the Omo river on the east, the Maji mountains and the Sharum and Sai plains in the north and west, and the Lilibai plains and Dirga Hills to the south.
Omo National Park was established to conserve the area's rich wildlife and develop the area for tourism.
The riverine forest along the Omo river is important for several different bird groups, including herons and egrets, kingfishers, barbets, chats and thrushes, woodpeckers, pigeons, shrikes, warblers and flycatchers.
www.birdlife.org /datazone/sites/index.html?action=SitHTMDetails.asp&sid=6289&m=0   (1035 words)

  
 Lake Turkana and Omo delta (Important Birds Areas of Ethiopia)
Omo Rate is the closest settlement, 70 km north of Lake Turkana.
Omo Rate is the lowest ferry-crossing on the Omo river and comprises a police post and a village of the Geleb people.
The main source of water is thus the Omo river that accounts for 98% of the riverine inflow.
www.birdlife.org /datazone/sites/index.html?action=SitHTMDetails.asp&sid=6303&m=0   (557 words)

  
 Omo River Expedition - Travel Africa, African Safari
The incredible scenery along the Omo River ranges from sheer inner gorges, to columnar basalt amphitheaters with awesome views of distant peaks and innumerable side creeks and waterfalls.
River trips with or without whitewater, are an ideal avenue to reach natural unspoiled places, and can make for wonderfully civilized camping too.
Exotic Tribes: Among the many tribes we encounter (mainly on the lower Omo River) are members of the Gemo, Gofa, Zala, Kulo Konta, Bode, Moors, Char, and Chug tribes.
www.travelafrica.biz /details.asp?special_id=149   (609 words)

  
 EOM Archives
The Omo River flows 1,000 km from Mt. Amara in the Ethiopian Highlands west of Addis Ababa into the northern end of Lake Turkana.
Portions of the rivers and the lake shore were used to register the maps.
Increased population pressures in the drainage basin of the Omo River in Ethiopia has caused increased soil erosion by removal of the vegetative cover for fuel and conversion to agricultural lands.
www.eomonline.com /Common/Archives/Sep97/haack.htm   (2164 words)

  
 Rafting Ethiopia an extreme adventure
Floating down Ethiopias Omo River, a wild, beautiful remnant of Stanleys-Dark Continent, is like traveling a thousand years back in time, the people who live along the river are still among the most remote and least-visited people on earth.
Two of the Omos biggest rapids, however, are yet to come, and those who join the trip at the bridge get their money is worth from potamus plunge and B- Team (days 11 and 13).
Lower Omo cliffs are densely perforated with the nesting holes of red-fronted bee-eaters,and noisy colonies of fl-headed weavers build their nests in bushes and trees overhanging the water.
www.ethiopiatravel.com /rafting_eng.htm   (1659 words)

  
 Ethnologue report for Ethiopia
Beni Shangul Region, the corner formed by the Blue Nile River and Sudan border north of Asosa, and Dalati, a village east of the Dabus River.
Omo Region, in and around Arba Minch, and in the mountains west to Lake Abaya.
South Omo Region, near the Omo River, and north of Lake Turkana, in the southwest corner, near the Kenya, Uganda, Sudan borders.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=ET   (2599 words)

  
 OMO : eCorporations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
For years, OMO has grown deep roots in local markets, building equities and affinity to rival many other icon brands.The brands that make up OMO are now evolving further, with developments based on the proposition that getting dirty is a natural...
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Omo Kibish is an ancient rock formation in Ethiopia where excavations by Richard Leakey and others have recovered Homo sapiens remains as old as 125,000 years before the present.
www.ecorpscanada.ca /?Top=OMO   (715 words)

  
 Remote River Expeditions - Multi activity vacations and river trips in Madagascar, Ethiopia and Tanzania
The Omo River is rated as one of the world's great rafting trips.
The trip is for the adventurous in spirit, for the lover of the wild; the river expedition that in 15 years has not become a 'tour'.
The trip ends near the confluence of the Mui River with the Omo, whence 4WD vehicles take us over the Mursi Hills, through Mago National Park, and up a very steep escarpment to Jinka, an entertainment frontier town with a lively market and a temperate climate.
www.remoterivers.com /en/docs/ethiopia-omo-river-trip.php   (1043 words)

  
 TourEthiopia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Omo River, which tumbles for some 350 kilometers through steep, inaccessible valleys, was first explored by an intrepid group in 1973.
The best season for Omo trips is September to October, when the water is still high from the June.
River trips have also been organized on the Awash River with short, but equally demanding rafting conditions, and other expeditions have been held on the Blue Nile.
www.tourethiopia.com /things/rafting.htm   (155 words)

  
 Safari Experts: Omo River Expedition - Ethiopia and Lake Turkana
Leave in morning and boat up the Omo River to visit the Muguji, and then the Mursi tribes, most famous for the lip dishes the women wear.
Return down river to the Karo at Duss, and enjoy a memorable barbecue dinner on the river bank with the assembled chiefs and elders.
The Nyagatom live on the western banks of the Omo, south of the Omo Park and all the way to the border with Kenya.
www.safariexperts.com /sample_omo_river_expedition.asp   (1892 words)

  
 Situation Report on Region 2 (Afar National Regional State)
The area of South Omo zone to the west of the Omo river’s descent into Lake Turkana is one of Ethiopia’s most remote and sparsely populated areas.
Cattle tend to be kept away from the close vicinity of both rivers: the Omo due to tsetse fly and ‘strange’ water, and the Kibbish because despite ‘better’ waters, is too close to the Turkana people settled across the unprotected border.
The vehicle ferry at Omo Mursi was washed away downstream by this year’s floods, and the main Omo Rate ferry to the south of the park is also currently not operational.
www.africa.upenn.edu /eue_web/s_omo96oct.htm   (1366 words)

  
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The Waimakariri and Ashley Rivers carry sediments eroded from the Southern Alps; the rate of erosion keeps pace with the rate of alpine uplift—about 10 mm per year.STS086-723-079Mt. Cook and the Southern Alps, South Island, New Zealand.
Along the east coast, the crumpled appearance of the ridges results from uplift and piling up of seafloor sediments on the landward side of the Hikurangi trench. STS086-706-088Perth, the state capitol of Western Australia, is the only large city in the state with a population (1990) of more than 800,000.
earth.jsc.nasa.gov /debrief/STS086/S086.doc   (1934 words)

  
 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Ethiopia - South Omo: Pocket areas requiring food aid, overall situation ...
In South Omo, as the bulk of the potentially affected population is living in lowlands, the mission concentrated mainly on this livestock dependent areas of the zone.
The fields being irrigated by water pumped from the Omo river, residual pumping capacity was used to irrigate an additional 14 hectares.
The Kaski is a non-perennial river fed by runoff waters from mountains in the north of South Omo zone and floods regularly enabling recession agriculture.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/6879341a459ea8b7c1256c5400393b03   (3449 words)

  
 The Omo River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Omo River is located in East Africa, in the southernmost region of Ethiopia.
Those along the Omo River, apparently flourished perhaps due to the tropical climate provided by surrounding water and valleys.
The Omo River and the valley surrounding it would play a major role in the development of hominids as it acted as
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/archaeology/sites/africa/omoriver.html   (497 words)

  
 Origins Safaris
Whether an eclipse, cultural festival, a naming or circumcision ceremony or the wildebeest calving, the migration river crossings, the arrival and ringing of palearctic migrants...
The Omo River of south western Ethiopia is nothing less than the last great tribal land left in the world today, a real kaleidoscope of vanishing cultures.
This is such a contrast to the Omo - where this religious Coptic Christian culture has survived so long, and yet in the Omo - it's unlikely that those cultures will survive this decade of westernization.
www.originsafaris.info /special-events.htm   (705 words)

  
 Omo River Rafting Trip, Ethiopia rafting, and Africa Adventure Travel
It is known as the fabled Hidden Empire, famous for its rock-hewn churches, chanting priests, and spectacular mountain scenery.
There has been little change in the Omo Valley over the last thousand years, where the river snakes between wild cliffs and green hillsides from the Gibe Bridge 185 km southeast of Addis Ababa to the scorched bushland near the Sudanese border.
The trip ends near the confluence of the Mui River with the Omo, where 4WD vehicles take us over the Mursi Hills, through Mago National Park, and up a very steep escarpment to Jinka, an entertaining frontier town with a lively market and a temperate climate.
www.momentumriverexpeditions.com /omo.htm   (729 words)

  
 TourEthiopia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Rising in the highlands south-west of Addis Ababa, the Omo River courses south for almost 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) bur never teaches the sea.
Reckoned by enthusiasts to be one of Africa 's premier locations for white water river rafting, its early fury takes it through gorges hundreds of meters deep and over fish and the huge shapes of crocodile and hippo.
On the fringes of the national park" the lower Omo Valley is home to a fascinating mixture of small, contrasting tribal groups.
www.tourethiopia.com /places/omo_valley.htm   (752 words)

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