With total real of 5, 060 square kilometers, it’s located in the town of Gambella and the Akobo
River system. Though it’s less visited, the park contains many endemic species such as whiteeared
kob, lechwe. The park is also famous for whale-headed stork, antelope, topi, elephant,
buffalo and giraffe

Awash National Park is found in the lowlands to the east, 211 Kms from the capital. With total
area of 827 square kilometers, it’s bounded with Awash River in the south. The Fantale
volcano, where one can see the dark scar of the latest lava flow, is among the main features of
the park.
The plains of the park are excellent for game viewing and admiring the spectacular Awash
Gorge.
Awash is home for numerous bird species and endemic animals like Swayne’s hartebeest
Awash National Park is the oldest and most developed wildlife reserve in Ethiopia. Featuring
the 1,800-metre Fantalle Volcano, extensive mineral hot-springs and extraordinary volcanic
formations, this natural treasure is bordered to the south by the Awash River and lies 225
kilometers east of the capital, Addis Ababa.
The wildlife consists mainly of East African plains animals, but there are now no giraffe or
buffalo. Oryx, bat-eared fox, caracal, aardvark, colobus and green monkeys, Anubis and
Hamadryas baboons, klipspringer, leopard, bushbuck, hippopotamus, Soemmering’s gazelle,
cheetah, lio n, kudu and 450 species of bird all live within the park’s 720 square kilometers.

Omo National Park is found in the West bank of the Omo River which runs along the Sudan
border. The park is home for several wild animals. The park provides an opportunity for
trekking where one can visit the Suma people, who are almost similar with Mursi where the
women wear a clay disk on their lip. It’s found in the West bank of the Omo River which runs
along the Sudan border. The park is home for several wild animals. The park provides an
opportunity for trekking where one can visit the Suma people, who are almost similar with
Mursi where the women wear a clay disk on their lip.
The Omo Valley is virtually free of human habitation but is rich in palaeoanthropological
remains. According to scientific research done in 1982 by the University of
California at Berkeley, hominid remains from the Omo Valley probably date back more than
four million years.
Much of Africa’s volcanic activity is concentrated along the immense 5,000 kilometre crack in
the earth’s surface known as the Rift Valley. It is the result of two roughly parallel faults,
between which, in distant geological time, the crust was weakened and the land subsided. The
valley walls – daunting blue-grey ridges of volcanic basalt and granite – rise sheer on either side
to towering heights of 4,000 metres. The valley floor, 50 kilometres or more across,
encompasses some of the world’s last true wildernesses

The Bale Mountains, which lie over 2,400 Square kilometers, is a home for various flora and
fauna species. The park which comprises reverence plains, woodlands and bush land, is a home
for several endemic species like Mountain Nyala and Semien fox, where the park is believed to
be established to protect these two animals. The park is home to high mountains with a peak of
4,377 meter above sea level, which is the second largest in the country.
The forest is also a home for different pig species, lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, African
hunting dogs and many others. More over the Bale Mountains are home for 16 endemic bird
species.
The park is among the most suitable walking areas in the country with a chance to see several
endemic and common species at a closer distance.

The simien mountain massif is one of the major highlands of Africa, rising to the highest point
in Ethiopia, Ras Dejen (4620m), which is the fourth highest peak in the continent. Although in
Africa and not too far from the equator, snow and ice appear on the highest points and night
temperatures often fall below zero.
The natural event which took place million years ago created an extraordinary landscape, deep
gorges and peaks, providing the Semien Mountains the most magnificent View. The high peaks
including Ras Dashen (4439 mts), which is the highest mountain in Ethiopia, the deep gorges
and valleys in addition with the barley field gives the most marvelous landscape.
The roads which are hardly possible to be crossed with 4WDs makes the Semien Mountain the
most ideal place for trekking. Here, it’s possible to trek for days with high probability of
encountering the Gelada Baboons, Walias and the Simien fox, though with less frequency.