Mago National Park
Located on the eastern bank of the Omo River, it is 2162 sq km in area. The abundance of wildlife in the park is equally fascinating as the Omo Park.Within dense acacia scrubs, rolling grassland and deserts, birds dart in and out and the game roams freely.Like in the Omo Park area accessibility is very difficult in this region.
Size:- 2,162 square kilometer
Region:- Gamo Gofa
Geographical location:- 770 kilometer south-west of Addis Ababa, touching east bank of Omo River. Established to protect large mammals of the plains (elephants, buffaloes, giraffes etc.)
Altitude:- 450-2,528 meter
Physical features:- The highest point is Mount Mago situated in the north of the park. Temperatures here swing between 140C and 410C and rainfall, which falls from March to May and October to December, is low, being 480 millimeter on average.
Vegetation:- Mainly grass savannah, with some forested areas around the rivers. Very dense bush makes for difficult game viewing.
Animal life:- The park was set up to conserve the large numbers of plains animals in the area, particularly buffalo, giraffe and elephant. Also among the fifty-six species of mammals seen here are topi and lelwel hartebeest, as well as lion, cheetah, leopard, burchell's zebra, gerenuk, oryx and greater and lesser kudu.
Bird life:- The birds are typical of the dry grassland habitat, featuring bustards, hornbills, weavers and starlings. Kingfishers and herons can be seen around the Nile River, which provides an alternative habitat. There are 153 species, three of them endemic.