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“Nature's Signature”
Review of Sof Omar Cave

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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“Nature's Signature”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is what I really called it the signature of Nature/God. The Cave is created by a Weyb River through time and some people claim it the No. 1 Cave system in Africa and a list visited tourist attraction. What astonishing me is the perfection of the roof sandstone slab, which is almost a perfect horizontal slab.

The attraction is good for those who love to explore a remote nature. You can learn what a complete darkness means. although you have to cross the river 15 times before you come out to the other end, it is another dimension of taking your guts to the limit. Worth to visit.

Visited December 2013
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“Nature's wonder”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Sof Omar cave is situated 120 KM east of Robe (an Ethiopian town). The road to Sof Omar cave is as bad one could think. It is not a well laid road. Adding to that the road is full of bumps and pits, which would prevent you from driving at a speed more than 40 km/hr. So one would easily take about three hours to cover this distance. A four wheel drive vehicle is a must. Even then your backbone would be put to testing. Your travel would be interrupted quite often by the cattle, donkeys and the locals walking criss-cross the road. The final part of the travel (about a km) would be roller-coaster ride. Government of Ethiopia had not taken much initiative to establish a tourist office or centre. Couple of locals calling themselves official guides would negotiated with us for the entry. They asked for ETB 200 per person as entry and guide charge of ETB 50. We could finalise our deal for ETB 100 per person. The cave is a natural wonder. We were taken a km inside the caves The experience was thrilling. We were told that some tourists used to take boat ride in the cave river. But we could not find a site of such facility. We wonder why Ethiopian government had done virtually nothing to make this pace a good centre of tourism. At the end of the day above all the pains, we were happy and filled with thrill.

Visited November 2013
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