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National Park


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.

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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.
Accommodations; jinka and Turmi towns offer accommodation facilities. Or else there are camping sites designated inside the park, specifically in the dense forest along Neri River. However, campers should bring all their camping and cooking gears. Accommodations are also wvailabele at Murulle lodge.

Access: Road and air.