Mayo Ethiopia Tours

Mayo Ethiopia Tours

Simien Mountains National Park

Simien Mountains (Simien National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The road passes over mountainous areas of wild beauty, drawing close to the Simien Massif (in Amharic, Simien means north).
In the park, many of the mountain peaks exceed 4,000m; the highest is Ras Dejen, at 4,620 above sea level. These mountains consist of volcanic masses that have been eroded away by centuries of rain. Today they have amethyst-colored peaks and deep gullies, which have been further deepened by rivers. The crevices play host to the Walya, the ibex of the Simien Mountains.

Located in Bale; 400kms south east of Addis Ababa. Established to serve as a sanctuary for the three rare endemic species of mammals, namely Semien Fox, Mountain Nyala and Menelik’s Busbuck. The largest Afro-Alphine habitat in Africa is found there. Contains Tullu Dimitu, the highest peak in southern Ethiopia. It provides opportunities of mountaineering, horse trekking, and scenic driving.

Located in the northern part of the Great Rift Valley, 225kms east of Addis Ababa. Established to protect the great numbers and varieties of wild animals and birds as well as its tourist potential. It is the first legally established peak in Ethiopia upon the advice given by UNO. Known for its spectacular landscape and scenic Awash Rift Valley. The dormant volcano of Fentale (2007m. height) is among the main features of the park. There are also a number of Hot springs.

Lake Abijata-Shalla National Park, named for the two lakes within its boundaries. Both lakes attract a variety of water birds: flamingo, pelican, and migrant waders at Abijata. The acacia-woodland at Shala attracts species such as hornbill, buffalo weaver, and mouse bird.

Located in Southern region, 500kms south of Addis Ababa. Established for the protection of the endemic Swayne’s hartebeest. The two lakes Chamo and Abaya are found in the park. The narrow land between the locally referred to as “the Bridge of God or Heave”. There are hot springs in the nearby town (Arba Minch) and crocodiles are hunted there for commercial purpose.

Located in Afar, 350kms south east of Addis Ababa. Established to protect the Wild ass, an endangered spices and ancestor of the domestic donkey. Found nearby area of Hadar, Ertale and other important archeological and paleontological sites. Traversed by the Awash River and found almost on the edge of the Dankil Depression. Chain of several Saline lakes are also found in the nearby area.

Mago National Park of is located on the east bank of the river Omo and ranges in altitude from 450 to 2,528 meters above sea level. Established to protect the great mammals such as elephants, giraffes, leopards, lions and buffalo. Situated within the Great Rift Valley system in the southern part of the country. It is one the most culturally diverse areas in Africa. Peoples with the traditional life style such as Karo, Mursi, Surma and others are found.

Located in South Omo, some 800kms South of Addis Ababa. Established for the protection of the Elephants, giraffes and the eland, the largest antelope in Africa. Like the Mago national park, it is one of the most culturally diversified areas in Africa. It is also rich in Savannah and geomorphologic formation. It protects one of the world’s populations of lesser kudu. Herds of elephants and buffaloes are also found there.

Located in Gambella, 800kms west of Addis Ababa. Established for the protection of extensive swamp habitat and the wild life there. Lies along the course of Baro River. Contains several species of animals not found elsewhere in Ethiopia such as Nile lechwe and White-eared kob.




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