Wildlife & Birding

In this section we discover Parks safari tour adventure & bird watching.Wildlife: Ethiopia has a number of fascinating endemic mammals such as burchill zebra, swain herbiest, read jackal found nowhere else in the world. And elephant, buffalo, lion, among others at the Bale Mountain, Nechsar, Mago, and Omo national parks at the southern region of Ethiopia. Crocodiles and hippopotamus at Lake Chamo and Lake Awassa.


A wide variety of plains game roam freely amongst 514 km2 of savannah, dry bush and ground water forest, which are also the habitat of 188 recorded species of birds. Animals to be seen are Bushbuck, Swayne's Hartebeest, Burchell's Zebra, Grant's Gazelle, Guenther's Dik-dik, Greater Kudu, Crocodile, Anubis Baboon, Grey Duiker. Birds seen include Red-billed Hornbill, Grey Hornbil,l Fish Eagle, Kori Bustard, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill. A backdrop of hills and mountains combine to make this one of the most attractive national parks in Ethiopia, and its location makes Nechisar Park very accessible. In the far eastern part of the Nechisar park is hot springs bubble to the surface.The shores and islands of Abaya and Chamo are populated by farming peoples such as the Ganjule and the Guji, both of whom also have ancient traditions of hippo hunting. The Guji ply the Lake Abaya waters in elegantly curved high-prowed ambatch boats similar to those depicted on the tombs of Egyptian phar-aohs. Made of extremely light wood, an ambatch is capable of transporting several cattle at one time and is sufficiently sturdy to withstand any attack by crocodiles, which are present in large numbers - and large sizes - on both lakes..

Buffalo in Omo N.Park



Omo Valley is Ethiopia's largest most remote park and is not easily accessible. The park does have a head quarters and a new airstrip but has little support for travellers. It is located on the west bank of the Omo River and was established as a national park in 1966. The park has approximately 2,527 square miles of vegetation and wildlife. Omo National Park is home to some of Ethiopia's native tribes which are the Dizi, Me'en, Mursi, Nyangatom and Suri can be found there. It is also home to many unique animals to include Buffalo, Cheetah, Eland, Elephants, Giraffes, Leopard's, Lions and Zebras to name a few. There are over 306 species of birds that can be found in the Omo National Park

Corcodile in Arbaminch

karo tribes


Lake chamo northern end lies in the Nechisar N.Park it's 32 kms long and 13 wide, with the surface area of 317 square kilometers and a maximum deepth 14 meter .
The nile crocodile is an African crocodile and maybe considered the second largest Extant reptile in the world. The nile crocodile is widespreade throught sub-saharan countries.
The nile crocodile is an Oportunistic Apex Predator and a very aggressive species of crocodile that is capable of taking almost any animal with its range.


Ethiopiann birds

Ethiopian Birds.

With 861 bird species, out of which 16 are endemic, Ethiopia is a must for every bird enthusiast. Many of the National Parks provide areas less affected by human activities where a broader range of bird species can usually be seen. According to their habitat, the most recommended sites for bird-watching are - the highland plateau, the lakes region, and the lowlands. Nearby sites include Entoto, Gefersa, Debre Zeit, and Menagesha forest. The highland is called the land of endemism. Of the total endemic birds, over 60 percent of the species are found in the Bale Mountains National Park. Totally 161 bird species are recorded in this park. Some of the richest areas of bird life in highland plateau include small patches of natural forest on gorge edges, inaccessible valley bottoms, and sacred graves on hilltops and around churches. Ethiopia's lakes are famous for the sheer numbers of birds they harbor as well .

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