Sof Omar Caves

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Some of the most extensive underground caves in Africa, the Sof Omar Caves are nearly 15km long.

According to tradition, Sof Omar was a Muslim holy man who lived in the area and used the caves as a mosque. The natural cave system carved through limestone foothills features many chambers and pillars, the main attraction being the Chamber of Columns with its numerous meticulous pillars.

You can find bats and fish living within the cave while the surrounding countryside is home to wildlife such as dik-dik, kudu, servals, hyrax, snakes, lizards, and more than fifty species of birds.

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Some of the most extensive underground caves in Africa, the Sof Omar Caves are nearly 15km long.


According to tradition, Sof Omar was a Muslim holy man who lived in the area and used the caves as a mosque. The natural cave system carved through limestone foothills features many chambers and pillars, the main attraction being the Chamber of Columns with its numerous meticulous pillars.


You can find bats and fish living within the cave while the surrounding countryside is home to wildlife such as dik-dik, kudu, servals, hyrax, snakes, lizards, and more than fifty species of birds.

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