MAGO NATIONAL PARK

MAGO NATIONAL PARK

  • Size:2,162 km2 (fifth)
  • Region: SNNPR
  • Geographical Location:-800(7.70) km South-west ofAddis Ababa Touching the East bank of river Via Arba Minch. Konso and Jinka
  • Altitude:450-2528(mt.mago)
  • Physical Features:The highest Point is Mount Mago (2,528m) situated in the north of the park
  • Temperature:here swings b/n 140C AND 410 C
  • Rainfall:which fall from March to May and October to December is Low, Being 480mm on average.
  • Vegetation:-Mainly grass Savannah , with Some forested areas around the rivers. Very dense bush makes Difficult for games viewing.
  • Fauna:-The park was set up to Conserve the large numbers of plain animals in the area ,Particularly buffalo (about 2000 head), giraffe, and elephant (200 head)Also among the species of mammal seen here are topi and lelwel Hartebeest, as well as lion, chieetah, Leopard, burchel zebra, gerenuk, Oryx, and greaterKudu and LesserKudu. There are Many Small mammals too making up altogether 81 mammals species so far recorded
  • Birdlife:-The birds are typical of the dry grassland habitat, featuring bustards, hornbills, Weavers, and starlings. King fisher’s and Herons can be seen around the Neririver, which provides an alternative There are Altogether 153 Species of birds recorded to date, Four(4)of them endemic; the white winged cliff chat, the black-headed forest Oriole, the Thick billed raven , and the watt led ibis.
  • Visitor Facilities:Campsite by Neri River near the Head quarters of the park

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