Mago National Park

Mago National Park is in south-western Ethiopia, towards the border with South Sudan and Kenya. It is east of the Omo River, and stretches south towards the Chew Bahir basin. Omo National Park is on the western side of the Omo River.

Mago National Park is rich in wildlife with few human inhabitants. The vegetation is mainly savannah grassland and savannah bush, extending across an area of 2,160 square kilometres. Mammal species total 81, including hartebeest, giraffe, roan antelope, elephant, lion, leopard and perhaps even a rare black rhino. Temperatures swing between 14 and 41 and rainfall is low.

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The areas along the lower Omo river are populated by probably the richest diversity of ethnic groups and cultures in all of Ethiopia, including the Aari, Banna, Bongoso, Hamar, Kargo, Kwegu, Male and Mursi peoples.

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