Gambella National Park

Gambella National Park

Gambella National Park

Description: Gambela National park was established as a protected area in 1973 to conserve a diverse assemblage of wildlife and unique habitats, mainly for  protection of extensive swamp habitat and its wildlife.

Location:  The park is located at  850 km west of Addis Ababa,in the center of Gambela Regional state between the rivers of Baro and Gilo.

Climate:  is hot and humid and the rainy season extends from May to October while the dry persists from November to April. Gambela National Park is a vast area  of savanna Grassland, flood plains and  reverine forests.

Wildlife: the park has a wide variety of wildlife and 41 larger mammals have been recorded here :  Buffalo, Giraffe, Taing (Topi), Waterbuck, Roan Antelope, White-eared Kob, Nile Lechwe, Burchell’s Zebra, Bushbuck, Reedbuck, Warthog, Elephant and others.

The rivers host healthy populations of Hippopotamus and Nile Crocodiles. The park has at least 300 bird species of which 11 are Sudan-Guinea Biome species. Nile perch weighing up to 100 kg have been caught from the Baro River.

Bird-life: The banks of the Baro River is  rich in bird life and thus give visitors an extra advantage. Shoebill and Basra Reed Warbler and others

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