1. Abiyata Shalla Lakes National Park
This park was primarily created for its spectacular numbers of aquatic birds, especially Great white Pelican and Lesser Flamingo the bird breeding islands in Lake Shalla, and its scenery. It is a famous and significant ornithological site in the country.
Species recorded: mammals’ 76 and birds 436 Charismatic species: White Pelican
Location: This Park is found 207 kms south of Addis, situated in the main Rift Valley it’s a park back grounds the two beautiful Rift Valley Lakes Abijata and Shalla. It is located on the co-ordinates 7030’N and 38030’E. The genral area is within an altitude range of 1540-2075m asl.
Rainy season: the climate of the park is generally dry. Located in a rainfall deficit area of the Rift Valley, it eceives an annual rainfall range between 500 and 700mm during the two wet seasons, with the small rain periods are March to April and the main is June to September.
Temperature: the minimum and maximum temperature range between 50c and 450c respectively.
Ecological Zone: Rift Valley
Vegetation types: Acacia-Euphorbia woodlands savanna
Major wildlife species: the most notable waterfowls have been the Great White Pelicans, Storks, Flamingoes, Egrets and Herons, Cormorants and Plovers.
Mammals: Grant’s gazelle, Colobus monkey, grivet monkey, Warthog, Greater kudu, Klipspringer, Oribi and Jackals.
Endemic mammals: Yellow-fronted Parrot is endemic to the park.
Major physical /geological features: these include Lakes Abijiata and Shalla, hot springs, lava caves and four island used as nesting site for different bird species.
Threats to the park: settlement, cultivation, livestock grazing, fuel wood and charcoal making, fishing on Lake Abijiata, and mining and soda ash plant.
Attractions: its chief attractions are the scenic beauty of the Lakes, and the wealth of birdlife they support. The park is resided by few mammal species and much birdlife with unique combination. The two lakes in the park are found side by side and have different features. Lake Shalla is the deepest lake in the Rift 260ms and Lake Abijata shallowest lake in the Rift 13ms. Lake Abijiata is a home for enormous species of big game as well as nesting birds where as Lake Shalla is devoid of birds. An ostrich farm is another charm of this national park. This park is especially known for its significance to migrating wetland birds from palaearctic during the northern winter months. It serves as a stopover for a high population of birds including the Shoveler, Black-winged Stiit, Avocat, the large number of Lesser Flamingo and as a major feeding ground for the Great White Pelican.
Lake chitu: is a small Crater Lake offers a pectacular view of colony of flamingos feeding on blue green algae.
Look-out points: designated near Head Quarter to give contrasting views of both lakes.
2. Awash National Park
Awash National park is geographically located in the main Rift Valley system stretched over 756 km2 situated at 225 kms south east of Addis on the plain through which the highway and railway line leading to Dire Dawa and Djibouti passes. It is established in 1966. Awash National park is the first officially gazetted wildlife reserve in the Country. . Dominated by savannah vegetation 9shrub, bush, acacia and open grass lands), it’s a home for various mammal and bird species.
The main tourist attractions of the park include;
The 46 major species of mammals and 453 species of birds among with six species are endemic to the country. All the mamamals are origin of east African plain animals like greater and leser kudus, Oryx, nbush buck, Dik-dik, Gazelle. Fox, Klipspeingd, Cheetah, Lions and others. The bird species including Secretary birds, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Carmine bee eater, Abyssinian Roller and birds of riverside forest like Coucal, Turaco and Go away birds.
Species recorded: mammals’ 81 and birds 453 Charismatic species: Beisa Oryx
3. Bale mountains National park
The park established primarily for the protection of the Mountain Nyala and Ethiopian Wolf, and other features including spectacular scenery, an extensive Afro-alpine plateau and moist highland forest.
The park is an ideal home for the endemic mammal species of Mountain Nyala, Ethiopian Wolf or Simen Wolf and Menelik’s , Lions, Bohor Reed Buck, Greater and Lesser Kudu, Leopard; Wart Hog are some of the other few mammals can bee seen in the park.
The widely seen hygiene Abyssinica and Juniper trees dominated the park gives a suitable environment for birds, Thick Billed Roven (endemic) Rogetis Rail(endemic), Wattled lbis (endemic) and more others. Mount Tulu diimtu, the second highest pick in Ethiopia (4373ms) asl beautifies at the back ground. The mountain is surrounded by forest belt and escarpments which is an ideal spot for trekkers.
Species recorded: mammals’ 77 and birds 260 Charismatic species: Mountain Nyala
Location: the park is located south-east of Addis Ababa at the coordinate between N7000’and E39045’. The area is within an altitude range of 1500-4377m asl. The Head Quarter is situated at 400km from Addis near Dinsho town in Bale zone.
Rainy season: is followed by a four month dry season from November to February. Rainfall in the area is characterized by one –eight-month rainy season, with greater bulk of rain falling in April and the August to October. This means that from May-July, there are showers, usually in the afternoon. The area receives up to 1200mm precipitation annually.
Temperature: as to be expected the temperature falls with increasing altitude. The lowest temperatures occur at night in the clear skies of the dry season and the highest temperatures during the day of the same season. The lowest temperature that has been recorded in the mountains is-150c at night, with the highest recorded temperature 260c. In contrast, the rainy season is warmer.
Ecological zone: South east highland
Vegetation types: Afro-alpine moorland, heather, woodland, Gaysay grassland, and Herenna forest. Each of these zones has their own characteristic flora and fauna. These vegetation types are primarily demarcated by altitude.
Major wildlife species of the park: the park harbors diverse flora and fauna and center for endemic, including amphibian.
Fauna: Mountain Nyala, menelike’s , Ethiopian Wolf, Bohor Reedbuck, and common(grey) Duiker, Common Jackal, Several Cat, Leopard, Klipspringer, Warthog, Rodents and birds.
Endemic mammals: include Mountain Nyala, Stack’s hare, Ethiopian Wolf, Bale monkey, Giant molerat, Lovat’s mouse, Nikolaus mouse, Mahomet’s mouse, White-footed rat, White-tailed rat, Grey-tailed rat, Blick’s grass rat, Scott’e-hairy bat and four species of shrews such as crocidura Bileyi, crocidura bottegoides, Crocidura harenna and Crocidura thalia.
Endemic birds: include Abyssinian catbird, ABYssinan Longelaw, Yellow-fronted parrot, spot-breasted plover, Black-headed siskin and Golden-backed woodpecker.
Other birds: once used to be endemic include Watteld ibis, Blue-winged goose, Rouget’s rail, white-collared pigeon, Black-winged lovebirds, Banded barber, white-winged cliff-chat, White-backed black tit, Back-headed forest oriole and Thick-billed raven.
Flora: most notable are Giant lobelias, Kniphofia, Helichrysum spleddum, Hypericum revolutum, Hagenia abyssinica/kosso and Juniperus procera.
Major physical/ geological features: pronounced by mountain formations, extensive plateau, and valley and lava outpourings. Over forty streams arise within the park. These join to form four majio rivers, the Webe Shebelle, the Web (leading to Genale and Juba rivers), the Wemel and Dumal Rivers. Alpine lakes are also characteristics features on the Senetti plateau.
The threats to the park: these include expansion of high-altitude settlement and subsistence agriculture and over grazing of highland pasture.
Place to visit:
• Dinsho Hillis: nature trail designated toward the hill top along the trail is a pleasant to walk for the massive Hagenia and Juniperus trees, the sightings of Mountain Nyala, Menelik’s bushbuck, Warthogs and Bohor Reedbuck. In the evenings, the song of Abyssinian catbird can often be heard. The top over the Gaysay valley are spectacular. The museum offers information on the area and displays an interesting collection.
• The Gaysay valley: it is the northern-most area of the park. it is an area of grassland, shrub, swamp and river. It is an area good for sighting pack of wolves, bohor reedbuck, Warthog, Mountain Nyala, Menelik’s bushbuck, and birds like Harries, Augur buzzard, Rouget’s rail and Abyssinian longclaw. Here Web River flows through a deep and spectacular gorge.
• Senetti Plateau: an extensive plateau where Tullu Deemtu is found. Warm clothes and waterproof Jacket are required as it can be chilly as a result of a strong wind blow. Ethiopian wolves, Rodents, Giant molerat, and Wattles cranes can be seen. Another magnificent sighting on the plateau is its pigmented alpine lakes. The summit of Tullu Deemtu 4377m is accessible by road, and from this top the full extent of the Arroalpine ecosystem, including Herenna escarpment can be clearly observed.
• Herenna forest: it is ca be reached through a road traverses Sanetti plateau. The larger trees include Podocarps, figs, wild stocks of coffee and Schefflera forming closed canopy. The best way to visit this is to camp in Katcha. A portion of the steeper slopes are covered with mountain bamboo. It is the beast places for viewing Guereza, Common baboons, Warthogs, Common bushbuck, Giant forest hog, bush pigs, and Bale monkey, several cats Genets, Civets, Porcupines and Hyenas. Abyssinan Hornbill, black-wing Lovebird, blak-head forst oriole, ellow fronted parrot and Narina’s trogo are some birds can be seen. The forest also attracts a large number of migrant birds including Palaeartic warblers.
• Web valley: the route is so scenic with best place for wolf watching, and to see rock hyrax and Starck’s hare and the Golden eagle hunting.
• Trout fishing: tow species of trout rainbow and brown were introduced in the Danka and Web Rivers, their original stock came Kenya. Permits for fishing in Web River can be purchased from the park. Contacting a fishing guide at Dinsho is advised to known best and time of day to fish.
• Trekking: the park also the best trekking in Ethiopia.
Outside the park: Sof omar caves the river gorge is spectacular for its depth and for the regular limestone cliffs. Lesser kudu, Greater kudu, Dikdik and Salvadori’s serin can be seen.
Webe Shebelle gorge: the southern most population of Galada baboon can be seen. The river is also waiting operation to start in the future.
Dodola- Adaba: it is best organized ecotourism in the country. It is an excellent place for trekkers and hikers. There is a series of five mountains joined by trails for trekking.
4. Gambella National Park
The park was created for the numerous larger wildlife species representative of the neighboring Sudan, particularly Nile Lechewe, White-eard Kob and White-headed stork; in addition to extensive areas of swamp habitat.
Location: the park is situated in Gambella Regiob, some 800km West of Addis Ababa at the coordinate between N8000’ and E34015’. The altitude of the park ranges between 400-768 asl. It is located close to the Sudan border.
Rainy season: the area receives greatest amount of rainfall that averages about 1,400mm per year. The rainy season tends from April to October. The main dry season is November to March.
Temperature: the highest temperatures are 36-400c in November to March.
Ecological zone: west Ethiopia
Vegetation type: Savanna characteristics predominantly swamp deciduous woodland and riparian formations.
Major wildlife species: include Roan Antelope, White_eard Kob, Nile Lechwe,, Topi, Buffalo, Elephant, Lelwel Hartebeest, Waterbuck, Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Crocodile, Lion and Leopard.
Major physical/geological features: extensivr swamps and wetlands
5. Mago National Park
This park was proposed for the conservation of its large numbers of wildlife, particularly Buffalo, Giraffe, and Elephant.
Species recorded: mammals’ 81 and birds 257 Charismatic species: African Buffalo
Located: Mago National park is situated at the same corner with Omo National park and separated by the Omo River close to Kenya Border some 800km south of Addis Ababa and 30km from Jinka town, at coordinate between N5030’ and E36030’. It took some feature as in the Omo national park and is age.
Rainy season: the rainfall in the park averages about 900mm a year. The wet season is March to June with a second wet season in September. The main dry season is December to February.
Temperature: the highest temperature is 36-400c in December- February and the lowest are 20-210c in April – June.
Ecological Zone: Rift Valley
Vegetation type: Savanna characteristics predominantly patchy grasslands, woodland, bushland and river forests.
Major wildlife species: Include Buffalo, Elephant, Burchell’s Zebra, greater Kudu, Lesser Kudu, Lelwel Hartebeest, Tiang, Waterbuck, Oribi, Oryx, Giraffe, Grant’s gazelle, Gerenuk, Hippopotamus, Crocodile, De brazza’s monkey, Blak-backed, Jackal, Warthog, African hunting Dog, Guenther’s Dikdik, Lion, Leopard, Caracal, Cheetah, Striped Hyena, Bat-eard Fox and Several Cat.
Major physical/geological features: Mago Mountain and Omo River
Wildlife viewing: it the best place to visit bigger savanna mammals like Buffalo, Elephant, Lesser kudu, Lelwel hartebeest and Tiang among others. With Omo park, the largest concentrations of aforementioned animals are supposed to occur in this park. The best area for game view is its cental part around Neri River.
Outside Park: colorful life style of Hammer, Mursi, Karo and Bena gives a rewarding stays, especially coincidence with market day is so great.
6. NechiSar National Park
Proposed mainly for the prolific of the Nechisar plains, especially Burchell’s Zebra; other features includes spectacular scenery; large number of crocodiles and hippopotamus in the lakes Chamo and Abaya.
Species recorded: mammals’ 84 and birds 342 Charismatic species: Burchell`s Zebra
Location: the park is located south of Addis Ababa at the coordinate between N6000’ and E37045’. The area is with an altitude range of 1,108-1,650m asl. The Head Quarter is situated at 500km from Addis Ababa near Arbaminch town.
Rainy Season: the rainfall in the park averages about 800mm a year. The main wet season is April to June with a second wet period in September- October. The driest season is December to February.
Temperature: ranges from 36-390c in December to February. The lowest are 20-210c in April- June.
Ecological Zone: Rift Valley
Vegetation Type: Savanna characteristics such as grassland, ground water forest, wetlands and bushland.
Major wildlife species: include Burchell’s Zebra, Swayne’s Hartebeest, Greater Kudu, Grant’s gazelle, Hippopotamus, Crocodile, Aubis Baboon, Black-backed Jackal; Side striped jackal, Bat-eared fox, Warthog, African hunting Dog, Guenther’s Dikdik, Lion and leopard. The park is also rich in avifauna content including the north white-tailed bushlark.
Endemic mammals: Swayne’s Hartebeest, Scott’s hairy Bat, Crocidura phaera, White footed Rat, Ethiopian grass Rat and Hinde’s Bat
Endemic birds: Nechisar mightjar
Major Physical/geological features: lakes Abaya and Chamo, Rift valley escarpment, Kulfo ground water forest and Filwoha hot spring
Tours: the park ranks in the experience of many visitors as one of the most beautiful paces in the tropical savannahs. It is located on an outstandingly scenic part of the Rift Valley floor between two lakes Abaya and Chamo The Amharic ‘nech sar’ literally means white grass and refers to central grassy plains which are always associated with Burchell’s Zebra and the park’s most striking features. The escarpment stretched between Chamo and Abaya lakes is locally referred as a “bridge of God” giving rise to a legend both lakes was one entity.
Wonderful hikes can be made along all sorts of routes, especially among kulfo ground water forest to discover the origin of forty springs set at the base of the cliff. There is a pool associated with these springs for additional enjoyment by swimmers.
THE HOT SPEING AT South-east pf the park is also another attraction site, together with a fringing forest of Sermalle River.
Lake tours: lake tour on both lakes of Chamo and Abaya are among the best elsewhere in Ethiopia. Lake Excursion provides with a spectacular large population of crocodiles (especially crocodile market of Lake Chamo) and hippopotamus. Both lakes are also great for birdlife and sport fishing.
Game drive: along the main tourist route to the central plain of the park, wild animals such as ground squirrel, warthogs, Greater Kudu and Various savanna birds can be encountered. A spectacular game view is exploited at the central plain owith a fascinating population of Burchell’s Zebra, Graint’s Gazelle and Swayne’s hartebeest.
7. Omo National Park
The park was proposed for its extensive wilderness area and prolific plains wildlife; it is important for the very large herds of Common Enland and for the conservation of Elephant.
Species recorded: mammals’ 75 and birds 325 Charismatic species: Common Enland
Location: the park is situated in South Omo Zone some 870km south of Addis Ababa at the coordinate between N6010’ and E35050’. Its altitude ranges between 440-1,183m asl. It is located t the extreme southern part of Ethiopia, the Omo national park extends following the Omo river bank close to Sudan border.
Rainy season: the rainfall in the park average about 810mm per year. The wet season is March to June with a second wet season in September. The main dry season is December to February.
Temperature: the highest temperature is 36-400c in December- February and the lowest are 20-210c in March-May.
Ecological Zone: Rift Valley system
Vegetation type: Savanna characteristics predominantly plains, deciduous woodland, bushland and riparian formations.
Major Physical/geological features: Omo River, extensive Ililbai, and Sai plains and Kuma hot springs
Wildlife Viewing: the park is one of the least spoiled wildernesses with splendid attraction of rich savanna and geo-morphological formations. The park is perhaps the last strong hold for several species of wildlife. The most notable are the spectacular population of common Enland, Buffalo, Taing and Grant’s Gazelle. These large concentrations of plain species can be seen througn a game derive to the Illibai and Sai plains,
Outside park: colorful life style of Surma is fascinating
8. Semien Mountains National Park/SMNP/
The Simen Mountains National Park, as the local name “Simen” means north, indicates is dominantly occupied by Northern mountain ranges, and is one of and the best of national parks in terms of scenic potential & variety. High, rising volcanic plugs, results of ten’s of millions of year back volcanic and earth’s tension activities are the main and major attractions of the park.
The SMNP, after recommended by the UNESCO mission in 1965, was formally established by 1966 and gazetted in 1966. Due to its unique landscape and the rich biodiversity resources, the park is inscribed on the list of World Natural Heritage by UNESCO in 1978.
As and area of wonderful topographical features on “the roof of Africa” with opportunities for viewing a variety of fauna, Avifauna, flora The yet unchanged traditional life of the local people, trekking, mountain hiking and ecological studies, the SMNP has excellent potential as the first important place of interest to visit on the Ethiopian tourist circle.
Species recorded: mammals’ 21 and birds 180 Charismatic species: Walia Ibex
Location: the Park is found North West of the country, in Amhara Regional State, about 850km from Addis Ababa and about 102km from Gondar. It is located on geographical coordinates about 130 11’N and 38004’E with an area of about 232.5km2 adjacent to Mt Ras Dashen, the highest peak in Africa. It lies with in the center of a triangle of important historical site of the country which regularly visited by a number of foreign tourists namely, Axum, Gondar and Lalibela.
Rainy Season: there is a single rainy season in the area that occurs between June and mid- September. Average annual rainfall is about 1550mm.
Temperature: the area usually experiences a cool climate, which ranges from -2.5 to 180c. During dry season early morning is the coldest.
Ecological zone: north-west highlands.
Vegetation types: Afro-alpine steppe belt (grassland zone), Ericaceous belt and Afro-montane forest belt.
Major wildlife species: the park is endowed with arrays of animal biodiversity which represents species of both African and Eurasian origins. The Walia ibex (Capra Walie) is one of the most fascinating wild goats, endemic to the area. Though, the rare Ethiopian wolf (Canis Simensis) is also another tourist appeal of the park. Tourist will have ample opportunities to learn more opportunities to learn more about the primates by looking at socio-ecological aspects of the endemic Gelada Baboon (Theropithecus gelada) bleeding heart baboon or lion monkey as it is some times called. Maternal care, hierarchy among males, fighting for takeover and dominance among them, and other behaviors are the most impressive behaviors of this animal. There are also various species of larger animals such as leopard, caracal, wildcat, common jackal, hyena, bushbucks(common bushbuck & an endemic subspecies called Menelik’s bushbuck), klipspringer, bush dicker, black and white Coloobus monkey, Anubis and Hamedryads baboons. More over, considerable numbers of species of rodents are also conspicuous in different habitats of the park.
The Simen Mountains also boast a unique flora. Alpine steppe is characterized by the occurrence of as diverse as the range of habitats and altitudinal gradients. The natural vegetation found in the Afro-montane areas (altitudes 2000-2700m a.s.l) include species like Hagenis abyassinica, Dombeya torride, Scheffiera abyssinica, Olea europea, Juniperus procera, Albiza shimperians, and many others, the afromontane forest plant species such as Hebenstreitia dentate, Scabiosa columbaria, Swertia spp. Saturia simensis, Saxifraga hederifolia and many others are most commonly observed, there is dominated forest, the ericaceous belt (tree heather or Erica arborea), dotted with St. John’s wort (Hypericum revoltum), both of which are known as Forbes and small shrubs in other parts of the world. In higher altitudes above 3200m the Afro alpine vegetation dominates the region. Here grass and herbaceous species are the dominant floristic composition, the magnificent landmark species is the Giant Lobella (Lobelia rynchopetalum). Others species of interest include Heliichrysum citrispinu, Kniphofilia, Alchemilla species, as Rosularia simensis, etc. Sacculent plants such as Rosularia simensis, Arabis thaliana, Primula verticulate, are common in steep, inaccessible cliffs of rocky parts. Different species of grasses such as Festuca gelbertiana and Carex monostachya are common and dominant in areas of the high plateau. The numerous flowers in the upland and forested areas of the Simen Mountains National Park are of photographers delight.
Endemic mammals of the park: Gelada Baboon, Walia Ibex, Ethiopian Wolf, Mahomet’s Mouse, White-footed Rat, Ethiopian grass Rat, Crocidura baieyi Lovat’s White-tailed Rat, Grey-tailed Rat, Giant Molerat and Simen Mouse.
Common birds of the park: the park is listed as one of the important Bird Areas in Ethiopia. Over 180 species of birds are recorded in the park and few of them are endemic to the country. The SMNP is a bird watchers paradise; some of the birds that are frequently viewd are the Lammergeyer (bearded vulture), Augur buzzard, Verreaux’s eagle, Erckel’s francolin, Alpine chat, Ankober siren, the Vultures, Tacazze sunbird, etc. Tourists interested in bird watching are expected to trek in the lowlands and should have ample days to spend.
Endemic birds of the park: Abyssinian cat bird, Abyssinian longclaw, Spot-breasted plover and Black-headed siskin
Major physical/geological features: spectacular mountain scenery and escarpments consist of dark Trapp basalts and bright, soft tuff.
Tours: the main attraction of the, Simen Mountains National Park is its biosphere such as steep cliff, escarpments, landscape, cool climate and endemic wildlife. These spectacular attractions can be largely discovered through trekking. So trekking is one of the main reasons to visit the park.
The trekking routes:
• From Debark to Sankaber camp would normally last 3-4 days, Tiya Afaf is a spectacular observation point. From this point Gelada Baboon can be scanned. The camp is equipped with modest infrastructure and tourist lodge.
• From Sankaber camp through Gich camp to Chennek camp would normally take 6 days, the viewpoints include;
1. Nigus Aysimush: one of a spectacular observation points offers good opportunity to view wildlife, icluding Walia Ibex
2. Jinbar Waterfall: gives best view of impressive river waterfall
3. Gidir Got Summit: to gain the most spectacular views of the escarpments including an ibex.
4. Seha Summit: to gain the most spectacular view of escarpments including an ibex
5. Imet Gogo Summit: offers a good opportunity to view Walia Ibex, Gelada Baboons and spectacular views in all directions.
6. Kurbet Metaya: offers a good opportunity to view Walia Ibex
• Chennek camp to Ras Dejen(the highest summit in Ethioipia) a trek from Debark to Ras Dejen and back to Debark takes at least 9-10 days.
Out side park: along carrying on nature tourism, the northern part is famous to ofer an outstanding historical routes, such as Lalibella, Gondar and Axum.
9. Yangudi- Rassa National Park
The park was especially created to secure a protected desert ecosystem for wild Ass, along with the consideration of its geological and archeological significances. Its’ Value being a refuge and a route to palearctic and Intra Africa migratory birds is of a great concern too.
Species recorded: mammals’ 36 and birds 230 Charismatic species: Walia Ibex
Location: the park is located on the north eastern part of the country between N10045’latitude and E40045’ longitude. The head Quarter is situated in Gewane, Afar region, some 365km from Addis Ababa on Djibouti road. The altitude of the park ranges between 400-1460m asl.
Raint season: as the area is arid usually experiences an erratic and how rainfall pattern, ranging between 200 and 400mm. the rainfall distribution follows bimodal pattern, in which small showers occurs from February through March and Second rainy season usually July to August
Temperature: Maximum reading usually fluctuates over 420c
Ecological Zone: Rift valley
Vegetation type: semi desert trees and succulent scrub, semi arid grass and plains shrub-steppe, bushland and acacia wooded grassland.
Major wildlife species: wild Ass, Soemmerring’s Gazelle, Hamadryas Baboon, Gerenuk, Cheetah, leopard, Lion, Greater Kudu, Lasser Kudu, Salt’s Dikdik and Warthogs.
Major physical geological features: Awash Rivr, active volcanoes, archeological sites extensive arid desert ecosystem, nearby alkaline lakes and Dallol Depression.
Attractions: Hundufo plain for game viewing, Awash reverine forest for bird watching and Yangudi Mountain
Outside parks: Gewane, Mile Sardo and Alledeghi reserves offer good opportunity to view a spectacular number of games, including Soemmerring Gazelle, Beisa Oryx, Wild Ass, Gerenuk, Ostrich, Dorcas Gazzelle and Grevey’s Zebra
More to discover the surrounding beauties: Hadar archeological site, active volcano around Afders, Dallol depression, Artale, Alkaline Lakes