Overlanding Africa.com offers budget safaris, Africa overland tours, camping & backpacking advice for Africa.

Check out our Chilly Bin Surfer Chronicles on our blog.

Contact us
SA: +27 (0)21 422 4644

By Email
On Facebook

You have

Find things you like, add them to your backpack & they'll appear here.

Get the free Overlanding Newsletter!
Egypt top 20
Cairo to Cape Town Nile Trans 17 Weeks From More about this trip
Previous Next

About Omorate

Omorate is a small town in Ethiopia. Omorate budget travel offers the ideal way to experience the wonders of Ethiopia and its beautiful range of attractions and sights.

Omorate Budget Travel

Below is a list of Omorate's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.

Lake Chamo Scenic Boat Cruise, Omo River Scenic Boat Cruise

View all activities in Omorate


Omorate airports include the following:
•Bole International Addis Ababa Airport


Omorate birdlife includes Harwood's francolin, Prince Ruspoli's turaco, Nechisar nightjar, Degodi lark, Sidamo lark, white-tailed swallow as well as Abyssinian longclaw.


Omorate conservation is fairly important, however as the town is so small, there are very few conservation efforts within the region.


Omorate malaria medication includes the following:
•Mefloquine (Lariam)
•Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone)


Omorate plant life is mostly comprised of dry savanna and Acacia-Balanites woodland, with very little plant to be found.

Safety Tips

•Areas near Somalia, such as the Fik, Degehabur, Gode, Korahe and Warder should be avoided
•Areas near the Eritrea border should also be avoided
•Roads and towns within 50 km of the borders with Sudan and Kenya are also unsafe
•Avoid street demonstrations or large crowds which may turn violent
•Indiscriminate terrorist attacks can occur, so be vigilant at all times

Travel Books

Omorate recommended travel books include the following:
•Bradt Travel Guide: Ethiopia by Philip Briggs
•Ethiopia and Eritrea Lonely Planet Country Guide by Matt Phillips and Jean-Bernard Carillet
•Ethiopia, the Unknown Land: A Cultural and Historical Guide by Stuart Munro-Hay
•The Chains of Heaven: An Ethiopian Romance by Philip Marsden


Omorate wildlife is fairly sparse, however a number of Sibiloi rabbits can be found across the region, alongside a number of small rodents and reptiles.


Commenting is not available in this channel entry.
Recent Feedback

Left quoteThe highlight of my trip had to be Gweru in Zimbabwe, it was my idea of paradise. So much to do there with the animals and the location of it was just beautiful!Right quote

Anne B (27) from Ireland

Left quoteThe trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!Right quote

Michael & Silke from Germany

Left quoteI loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)Right quote

JoJo E (61) from Switzerland

Left quoteFinally home and had a great time…. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…Right quote

John E from Canada

Left quoteI did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.Right quote

Juca from Uruguay

Go to all feedback Previous Next