Omo National Park
Omo National Park is one of the national parks of Ethiopia. Located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region on the west bank of the Omo River, the park covers approximately 4,068
Omo National Park is one of the national parks of Ethiopia. Located in the southern nations and nationalities and people region on the west bank of the omo river , the park covers approximately 4,068 square kilometers, about 870 kilometers southwest of Addis Ababa across the Omo is the mango national park Although an arirsairs was recently built near the park headquarters on the lower reaches of the Omo river were declared a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE in 1980
Mago National Park
Mago National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia. Located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region about 782 kilometers south of Addis Ababa and north of a large 90° bend
Mago National Park is one of the national park of ethiopia . Located in the southern nation nationalities of peoples region about 782 kilometers south of Addis Ababa and north of a large 90° bend in the omo river , the 2162 square kilometers of this park are divided by the mago river , a tributary of the Omo, into two parts. To the west is the Tama Wildlife Reserve, with the Tama river defining the boundary between the two. To the south is the Murle Controlled Hunting Area, distinguished by Lake Dipa which stretches along the left side of the lower Omo. The park office is 115 kilometers north of omorate and 26 kilometers southwest of jinka . All roads to and from the park are unpaved.
The major environments in and around the Park are the rivers and riverine forest, the wetlands along the lower Mago and around Lake Dipa, the various grasslands on the more level areas, and scrub on the sides of the hills. Open grassland comprises about 9% of the park’s area. The largest trees are found in the riverine forest beside the Omo, Mago and Neri. Areas along the lower Omo (within the park) are populated with a rich diversity of ethnic groups, including the Aari, Hammer , karo , kwequ male and mursi peoples
The Mago National Park was established in 1979, making it the newest of Ethiopia’s several National Parks. Its highest point is mango National (2528 meters). Indigenous bird life include the extremely uncommon especially at Lake Dipa, in the rank grass along streams and swamp edges, also at Lake Dipa, and in riverine contexts and The park’s perhaps best known attraction are the Mursi, known for piercing their lips and
Awash National Park
Awash National Park is one of the national parks of Ethiopia. Spanning across the southern tip of the Afar Region and the northeastern corner of the Misraq Shewa Zone of Oromia, this park is 225 kilometers
Awash National Park is one of the national parks of Ethiopia Spanning across the southern tip of the Afar Regions and the northeastern corner of the southern west of Ethiopia of Oromia Regions , this park is 225 kilometers east of Addis ababa (and a few kilometers west of Awash ), with its southern boundary along theawash river, and covers at least 756 square kilometers of a woodland and grassland. The Addis Ababa dire dawa highway passes through this park, separating the Illala Saha Plains to the south from the Kudu Valley to the north. In the south of the park the awash river gorge has amazing waterfalls.
The Awash National Park was established in 1966, although the act authorizing its existence was not completely passed for another three years. In establishing this park, as well as the Metehara Sugar Plantation to the south, the livelihoods of the Karayyu Oromo people indigenous to that area have been endangered—an effect that is contrary to the Ethiopian government’s original intention of these establishments serving to benefit the local population
Wildlife in this park include the east African orxx; soemmerring gazelle , dik-dik , the lesser and greate kudus r , Anubis baboons . and hamsdryas baboons are present, as well as over 453 species are will found here
Ras Dejen is the highest mountain in Ethiopia and tenth highest mountain of Africa. Part of Simien Mountains National Park located in the Gondar, Amhara Region, it reaches an elevation of 4,550 metres.
According to Erik Nilsson, Ras Dejen is the eastern peak of the rim of “an enormous volcano, the northern half of which is cut down about [a] thousand metres by numerous ravines, draining into the Takkazzi river Its western counterpart is biuat (4,510 meters), separated by the valley of the Meshaha river. The mountain is often place to violent snowfalls during the night, but, since daily and night temperatures vary greatly, the snow is almost completely melted in a few hours (during the hottest period of the year) since temperature may be over 5 Celsius degrees by midday. In winter snow falls rarely, since the majority of yearly rainfalls in Ethiopia are in the summer, but if it does it usually lasts for weeks or months.
The first recorded ascent by a Eurasian was in 1841, by the French officers Ferret and Galinier. There is no verifiable evidence of earlier ascents by locals, but the summit climate and conditions are relatively hospitable, and there are nearby high altitude pastoral settlements. A small fort still partially standing at around 4,300 Meter Asl data
Blue Nile Falls
The Blue Nile Falls is a waterfall on the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia. It is known as Tis Abay in Amharic, meaning “great smoke”. It is situated on the upper course of the river, about 30 km downstream from the town of Bahir Dar and Lake TanaThe Blue Nile Falls is a waterfall on the blue Nile river in ethiopia It is known as Tis Abay in Amharic , meaning “great smoke”. It is situated on the upper course of the river, about 30 km downstream from the town of Bahir dar and lake Tana . The falls are considered one of Ethiopia’s best known tourist attractions.
The falls are estimated to be between 37 and 45 metres high, consisting of four streams that originally varied from a trickle in the dry season to over 400 metres wide in the rainy season. Regulation of Lake Tana now reduces the variation somewhat, and since 2003 a hydro-electric station has taken much of the flow out of the falls except during the rainy season. The Blue Nile Falls isolate the ecology of Lake Tana from the ecology of the rest of the Nile, and this isolation has played a role in the evolution of the endemic fauna of the lake.
A short distance downstream from the falls sits the first stone bridge constructed in Ethiopia, built at the command of Emperor in 1626. According to , stone for making had been found nearby along the tributary Alata, and a craftsman who had come from with , the Orthodox Patriarch of Ethiopia, supervised the construction.