|Ethiopia - Adventure
Most road towns have acceptable cheap hotels, so camping is really a choice, except for those travelling to the more remote parts of the country. Many National Parks are suitable for camping and will remain so as long as visitors adhere to the eco-tourism motto - Take nothing but a photo. Leave nothing but a footprint.
Blessed with a temperate climate, grand mountain scenery and a tradition of generous hospitality, the Ethiopian highlands offer superb trekking opportunities. Horses, mules and donkeys are universal means of transport, so horse trekking has been a natural development.
Conditions for sport fishing in Ethiopian lakes and rivers couldn't be more ideal as they are full of a wide variety of fish, some of extraordinary size. A day of fishing may have added bonuses such as the sighting of crocodiles, families of hippo and clouds of pink flamingo. Trout fishing is also popular in mountain streams situated quite close to the equator.
River rafting along the Omo and other white water Ethiopian rivers such as the Awash features prominently in the itineraries of international travel agencies. The Omo River tumbles its way some 350 kilometres through a steep, inaccessible valley and mellows its pace as it nears the lowlands, finishing up as a torpid meander through flat, semi-desert bush where it finally feeds Lake Turkana.
Hippo Alley - Rinse and Agitate - Henderson's Hydraulic - Potamns Plunge - Double Trouble -Haystack - Keeper Hole - Roller-coaster
These are nicknames given to some of the more significant challenges of the Omo River Experience, which seasoned enthusiasts have described as better than that of the Zambezi River and those of Peru, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea.