Parks in Ethiopia
A National Park
is an area retained in as natural a state as possible in order to conserve representative
ecosystems and their wild speci plants and animals. The requirement of the nat ecosystems
and their wild plant and animal spe a national park are consideration to be permanen
management consideration of the areas so defind
The natural parks of Ethiopian have been set as the government
as wildlife and botanical sanctuaries that enjoy a high degree of prot and management.
The 20,756 square (8,014square miles) of national park
land serves a conservation educational, recreational purpose for Ethiopian and overseas
visit and, together with the country’s famed historic rout, from the main stay of
the cou tourist industry.
Lion Park –Zoo in Addis Ababa In the Lion
Zoo, there are a dozen of so full grown lion and especially in the spring, lion
cubs can be seen pacing around in their small cages. There is a small admission
fee to the Zoo.
ABIYATTA-SHALLA LAKES National Park It is 887sq km founded
in Shewa its geographic location rift valley and 200 km south Addis Ababa. The Altitude
1,540-2,07m and physical, 482km pt the park is water comprising fluct shallow pan
at lake Abijatta, and thedeep steep hot springs Bubble up by the shore flow in to
lake Shalla mount Rick, 207ns high is situated between the two lakes temperatures
can be high, reaching 450C at minimum. Rain fal between March and April, and june
and September, averaging. 500m.m
and acacia Woodland. Many areas are adversely affected people practicing charcoal
production and livestock grazing, particularly near the ro fauna-Thirty-one species
are mammal, including baboon griever and colobus monoribi, klipspringer, black and
Bird’s life-299 species, including six ends views. Park created for the water birds,
esp Green white pelican, greater and lesser flamingo, cormorants. Visiting facilities,
Hot (government and Private) and camping on nearby lake Langano, self-catering rest
ho are available.
Awash National Park Size:
756sq.km available to the Shewa, Arsi region Bordering the Awash River in the upper
rift valley, 225km west of Addis Ababa, 750-2,007m Altitude it is nearby lake Basaka
is home to many water bind species. The Temperature can reach as 420c nights aer
coorlre, with temperature between 100C and 220 Rain mainly falls between February
& April to June to August and Aver Averages 619mm.
Forty-six species including Beisa Oryx, greater and lesser kudu, sommering’s gazelle
swayne’s hart beast, lion, Hamadry as and Anubis baboon and their hybrids. Defassa
waterbuck, salt’s dik-dik… and between binds there are five endemics among the 3
species to be found in the park. Resident species included green wood. Hoopoe, red
yellow barbet emeralel-spotted wood dove, carmine . Bee –eater, several bustard
spe flesh eagle tawny eagle. Lanner and pygmy falcon black-shoulder kite, dark chanti
goshawk, several varieties of king fisher and and rollers, ostrich and lammergeyer.
Bale Mountains national Park
Southeast Ethiopia’s southern at eastern edge of rift valley mountain c 400km from
Addis Ababa. It is 2470sq.km. The altitude 1,500 -4377m. This extensi Afro-alpine
contains alpine lakes and the highest park in southern Ethiopia, TDeemtu. The northern
part of the park is reverie plains, bush land, and wood land t center is a high
plateau or 4,000 meter which is crossed by the highest all weather r Africa. The
southern part of the park is forest. Temperature range from 70C to 26 depending
on the season rain fall high averaging 1,150mm, and usually falls between March
and October but also in other months. There are grain reveries plains border bands
or bushes, but also in other months. There are grain reverie plains border bands
or bushes, particularly St. John’s work wild carpets of color. Fri the hills are
stands at hegenia and Juniper and above them are mountain grassland. alpine plants
characterize the sanetti plateau. Some coping with the Extreme temper by becoming
small and other by be coming large.
The 220 bird species at Bale includes sixteen endemic species; many at which are
Gambella National Park
Cover 5060sq.km found at Illibabor west Ethiopia,850k west at Addis Ababa.The
altitude is 400-768m Extensive swamps and wetlands at t Akobo river system. Rain
fell is 1500mm a year, falling between April and October. Temperatures are high
semi-arid open woodland, Savannah ;swamp. The most impoat 154 bird species present
here is the whole headed stork, an unusual larghe-billed,tbird seen standing in
Mago National Park
Sized 2162sq. km at Gamo Gofa 770km south-west or Addis Ababa, touching
east bank at Omo River. The altitude 450-2528m, the highest poi mount Mago situated
in the north of the park. Temperatures here swing between 14 and 410c are rainfall,
which falls from March to May, and October to December is 1 being 480mm on average.
Mainly grass savannah, with some forested areas around the rivers very deuses bush
for difficult game viewing. The birds are typical at the dry grassland habitat featuring
bustards, hornbills, weavers, and starling kingfishers and herons can be seen around
Weri River, which provide an alternative habitat. Are 153 species, three of the
514sq.km region Gamo Gofa, 500km southwest at Addis Ababa, near Arbaminch. The
park is an impressive swathe of white grass plaint set a the back drop of clearly
defined, deeply cut hills and mountains, seventy- eight squar kilometers at the
park is water- parts at lakes Chamo and Abaya. There are not sprin the far estern
sector of the park. Temperatures range ber to November. between 110c and 260c. Rain
averages 800mm and wading falls from March to May and September to November.
The 188 Bird species –including two endemic –of the area quite varied reflection
different habitats with in the park. Both red billed and the gray hornbill to the
and south of rulers various bustard species are found in the park including the
large a impressive kori. The altitude lays b/n 1,108-1650.
Omo National park
This covers 4,068sq.km in the keffa regional state 870km so west at Addis Ababa
on west bank of omo river. Altitude 440 -1,183m, belts of for along the omo and
Mui rivers hot springs, extensive wilderness. Banks of hills to the and south of
centrally located park head quarters relive the grass plains . Temperature high
ranging from 140c to 410c, and the rainfall average 500mm a year, falling bet March
and Aprill, and September and October.
The park wildlife includes heared of land and buffalo , Elephant , giraffe, cheetah
hart beest topoi andoryx and all colobus monkeys and Anubus baboon. A total of fi
seven species of mammals can be found in the park and 306 species of birds between
them one is endemic.
Semen Mountain national
Spectacular semin gorges and escarpments. 17 found in Gonder and 760km north
of Addis Ababa, via bahir dar, Gondar Just out the park is Ras Dashen, Ethiopian
highest peak at 4543 meters. Temperature can fall Between freezing at night. The
daytime temperature are in the region of 150 c to 180c rainfall average 1550mm a
Afro-alpine mountain savannah, heathen walia semien fox gelada baboon. G duiker
and kips, springs are among the twenty one species (there endemic) to be foun the
park, lammergeyers and choughs are present among the sixty-three species or here
which includes seven endemic.
size 4730sqkm fond in Harerege rehion 500km n east of Addis –Ababa, on Awash
–Assab road altitude reaches 400-1459m. temperature are high as in Awash national
park. Very little rain falls as the area in sedesert. Semi-desert trees and shrubs,
savannah, open wood land is the vegetation six species or mammal including wild
ann, Gravy’s. Zebra, Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx, hav and endemic are available in the park.
Religious has always been a major influence in Ethiopia certainty no country in
sub Saharan Africa can trace its origin as far back. Ethiopian is mentioned thirty
–three time the BIBLE and many times in the Qur’an perhaps this is the reason why
so many viretraces the Historic Route’ drown by colorful stories and fantastic tales
to the land known as Abyssinia.
The rock churches at Lalibela in northern Ethiopian are widely regarded as the eighth
wonder of the world. There are 11 churches out of solid rock, each room fast by
human hands centuries ago, each architecture detail Laboriously was form the m landscape
I in which they stand. These churches are still used places of Christian worship,
and each January the feast of Epiphany, Timket, is celebrated with the sple and
majesty that renew Lalibela’s role as a treasury of Christian traditional faith.
Ethiopian boasts sever at the great Rift Valley lakes. Some are blue, some are alkaline
brown, yet, Surprisingly good for swimming; some are tropical in setting; some are
h to crocodiles and Nile perch; some are bordered or fed hot mineral spring; play
host to large flocks at flamingos; pelicans, coy morants, Herous, Itorks and lbise
831 recorded bird species, Ethiopian is a bird-watcher’s paradise. Ethiopia’s Lake
Tan the southern at medical art only 30km from the river explodes over Tis Isat
fall (meaning smoke of fire) a sight that inspired wonder from 18th century explore
James Bruce. The Blue Nile joins the white Nile, which plows north from lake Victo
runs for 800km through one of the world’s deepest and dramatic gorges.