Sof omar is one of the most spectacular and extensive underground caverns in the world .Formed by the web river as it changed its course and carved a new channel through limestone foothills in antiquity the sof omar system is an extraordinary natural phenomenon of breath taking beauty.The caves are a natural marvel of architecture with twenty meter high soaring pillars, flying buttresses, fluted archways and tall airy vaults. A balcony near the roof offers a spectacular view of the river rushing on its course below. The fantastic limestone caves of Sof Omar make a day's outing from Dinsho, Robe or Goba.
The Danakil depression is part of the great east African rift valley which extends some 7200 km from Syria in the north all the way to coastal area of Mozambique in the south 5600 km laying with in Africa. It covers an area of 200,000 km2 and is flanked on the west and southeast by the Ethiopian Somali plateau, and on the east by the Danakil Block or Danakil Alps.
There are four different linguistic families, speaking over 80 languages with 200 dialects, constituting 12 Semitic, 22 Cushitic, 18 Osmotic and 18 Nilo- Sahara languages. The Semitic languages of Ethiopia are related to both Hebrew and Arabic and derived from Ge’ez, the ecclesiastical language. The principle Semitic language spoken in western and central part of the country is Amharic, which is also the official language of the country.
The Siemen Mountains National Park is situated about 100 kilometers north of Gondar to the alongside of Axum road. The Simien Mountains offer a uniquely wonderful sight: high peaks and deep gorges, valleys and rivers, golden barley fields as far as the eye can see.
Gheralta is a dry plain with steep outcrops of cliffs and Table (chain) Mountains with very dramatic landscapes. But for most tourists to Ethiopia, the main reason to come to the Gheralta region is for it’s about 35 churches, the largest concentration of cliff churches of Ethiopia.
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