Omo national park is located in Ethiopia.The park is 4068 square kilometers and the latitude of the park is 5 degree 39’59.99″ N and longitude 36 degree 09’60.00″ E. Its specific location is jinka.
The dimensions of the national park is 1,571 mi^2. The elevation of the park istopography. The average temperature of the national park is usually 35 degreeand there are days when temperature exceeds up to 48 degree.
The average annualrainfall is between 100 and 200m. An interesting fact about omo national parkis 306 species of birds have been identified there. The history of the park. Omo’s firstsettlers were the current native people where the mursi, the suri, the nyangatom,the dizi and the me’en.The park was established in 1966 for wildlife protectionand continued to develop through the 1970’s. So in the same year it designatedby the government of Ethiopia. The geological formations. Omo’sgeomorphology of the area is formed by a river basin.
A basin would have erodedaway a large area of land as its drainage basin, which would produce a low,flat area called a river basin. The river of omo and the omo valley areimportant geological features; it also includes a mountain range called themaji mountain as well as the sharum and sai plains. The rock type formed in theOmo Park is sedimentary rocks. A unique rock formation is some fossils foundthere.
The first bone was found in 1967, they were thought to be 130,000 yearsold. Omohas very nice vegetation among the Omo River. There are a lot of differentanimals in the park like buffalo, giraffe, burchell’s, zebra, gerenuk andgreater and lesser kudu.
The birds are also typical of the dry grasslandhabitat. The park is highly protected by government. However the legislationfor protecting the park never really occurred. In 2005 the park was placedunder the PTAP (LLC). An organization that was established with theresponsibility of maintaining the park.
Thetourism within the park. Driving in the park is kind of hard because it verydusty. A lot of foreign people visit the park. And when people hike theyrecommend the tribes, but to bring a cooked food. There is a lot of campingpeople out in the Omo Park. There is no rain in omo regine it’s the hottestpart of Ethiopia.