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..
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
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.
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 .
Prince Ruspoli's Turaco is known in the literature from two areas in southern Ethiopia in juniper forests with dense evergreen undergrowth: one is at Arero (40 48'N, 380 50'E) and the other 80 kilometers north of Neghelli (50 40' N, 39020'E): both localities are 1800 meters (6000 feet) in elevation. This turaco was first introduced to science when Prince Ruspoli collected it in either 1892 or 1893. Since Prince Ruspoli, an Italian explore, was killed in an "encounter with an elephant" in the lake Abaya area and unfortunately did not leave any notes about his travels, the locality and date of collection of the first specimen of this turaco remain unknown. His collection was studied by T. Salvadori in 1896 who named the new turaco in honor of Prince Ruspoli.
The White-tailed Swallow was first introduced to science in 1942 when C.W. Benson reported it in southern Ethiopia from Yabelo to Mega in short grass savanna with small acacia thorn bush. This endemic, related to the Pearl-winged Swallow (Hirundo leucosoma) of western Africa and the Pearl-breasted Swallow (H.dimidiata) of southern Africa, is common but restricted to an area of about 4850 square kilometers (3000 square miles) between 1200 and 1350 meters (4000-4500 feet).
The Yellow-throated Seed-eater is known from a few isolated areas in acacia-grass savanna in southern and southeastern Ethiopia. It is a species of questionable taxonomic status since it may be a hybrid between the Yellow-rumped Seed-eater (S.atrogularis) and the White-bellied Canary (S.dorostriatus). It has a grey back and is similar in size to the Yellow-rumped Seed-eater but has streaks on the back and a long tail like the white-bellied canary. Further evidence for considering the Yellow-throated Seed-eater a hybrid is that it is known only from localities where both the Yellow-rumped Seed-eater and the white-bellied Canary would be expected to occur as well