National parks in Ethiopia

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Semien Mountains National Park


Ethiopia is home to several national parks: Included in this system are a number of wildlife sanctuaries:

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Ethiopia (IPA: /i.θi.oʊ.pi.ə/) ( ʾĪtyōṗṗyā), officially the
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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada]] A national park is a reserve of land, usually, but not always (see National Parks of England and Wales), declared and owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution.
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Location Ethiopia
Nearest city Shashamane

Area 514 km²
Established 1974

Abijatta-Shalla National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia.
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Location Ethiopia
Nearest city Awash

Area 756 km²
Established 1966

Awash National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia.
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The Bale Mountains National Park is a national park in the Oromia Region of southeast Ethiopia. Created in 1970, this park covers about 2,200 square kilometers of the Bale Mountains to the west and southwest of Goba in the Bale Zone.
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Gambela National Park is a proposed National Park, but the steps needed to fully protect it by the government of Ethiopia have not been completed as of 2002. Located in the Gambela Region, its 5061 square kilometers of territory is encroached upon by cotton plantations and refugee
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Location Ethiopia

Area 2162 km²
Established 1979

Mago National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia.
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Location Ethiopia
Nearest city Arba Minch

Area 514 km²
Established 1974

Nechisar National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia.
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Omo National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia. Located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region on the west bank of the Omo River, the park covers approximately 4,068 square kilometers.
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State Party  Ethiopia
Type Natural
Criteria vii, x
Reference 9
Region Africa

Inscription History
Inscription 1978  (2nd Session)

Endangered 1996-
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Yangudi Rassa National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia. Located in the Afar Region, its 4730 square kilometers of territory include Mount Yangudi and the surrounding Rassa Plains, with altitudes from 400 to 1459 meters above sea level.
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A wildlife refuge may be a naturally-occurring sanctuary, such as an island, that provides protection for species from hunting, predation or competition. 'Wildlife Refuge' is also one of the many titles given to protected areas, and refers to a geographic territory within which
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The Harar Wildlife Sanctuary (also known as the Babille Elephant Sanctuary) is a protected area in Ethiopia. It is located in the Misraq (East) Hararghe Zone of the Oromia Region, south of Babille.
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Senkelle Swayne's Hartebeest Sanctuary is a protected area in the Oromia Region (or kilil) of Ethiopia, dedicated especially to the protection of the Swayne's Hartebeest.
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This is a list of national parks in Africa. The nature of the parks varies considerably not only between countries but also within some nations – the degree of protection, accessibility and type of environment for which it is intended to deliver protection.
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country, state, and nation can have various meanings. Therefore, diverse lists of these entities are possible. Wikipedia offers the following lists:

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  • Ahaggar National Park
  • Belezma National Park
  • Chrea National Park
  • Djurdjura National Park
  • El Kala National Park
  • Gouraya National Park
  • Tassili n'Ajjer National Park
  • Taza National Park
  • Theniet El Had National Park
  • Tlemcen National Park

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The following is a list of National Parks in Angola.
  • Bicauri National Park
  • Cameia National Park
  • Cangandala National Park
  • Iona National Park
  • Kisama National Park
  • Luenge National Park
  • Luiana National Park
  • Longa-Mavinga National Park

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This is a list of national parks of Benin:
  • Pendjari National Park
  • W National Park


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This is a list of national parks in Botswana, Africa.
  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  • Chobe National Park
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park
  • Khutse Game Reserve
  • Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
  • Mokolodi Nature Reserve
  • Moremi Wildlife Reserve

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This is a list of protected areas in Chad including national parks and other designations.

National parks

These are IUCN Level II (National parks).
  • Aouk National Park
  • Goz-Beida National Park
  • Manda National Park
  • Zakouma National Park


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The National Park System of Eritrea is still in its infancy and is developing slowly. The following is a list of National Parks in Eritrea:
  • Dahlak Marine National Park
  • Semenawi Bahri National Park


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President Omar Bongo established a national park system in Gabon in 2002, setting aside just over 10% of the national patrimony for conservation within 13 National Parks.
  • Akanda National Park
  • Batéké Plateau National Park
  • Birougou National Park

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The national park system of Kenya is maintained by the Kenya Wildlife Service.

National Parks

  • Aberdare National Park
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Arabuko Sokoke National Park
  • Hells Gate and Mount Longonot National Parks
  • Kora National Park

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National Parks (IUCN category II) and Wildlife Reserves (IUCN category IV). At the 2003 IUCN World Parks Congress in Durban, the Malagasy President, Marc Ravalomanana, announced a bold initiative to more than triple the area under protection from approximately 17,000 square
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There are nine National Parks and Reserves in Malawi.

Nyika National Park

The first (certified in 1965), the largest (over 3,00km²) and the highest (average height 1,800M)

Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve


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Below is a list of conservation areas in Mozambique.

Transfrontier Parks

  • Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park - Peace park which consists of the Limpopo National Park (Mozambique), Kruger National Park (South Africa) and Gonarezhou National Park (Zimbabwe)

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national parks in Namibia.
  • Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park (see Fish River Canyon)
  • Etosha National Park
  • Kaudom National Park
  • Mamili National Park
  • Mudumu National Park
  • Namib-Naukluft National Park
  • Skeleton Coast Park

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Sierra Leone has a number of National Parks and Game Reserves.

National Parks

  • Kuru Hills National Park
  • Lake Mape/Mabesi National Park
  • Lake Sonfon National Park
  • Loma Mountains National Park
  • Outamba-Kilimi National Park Birdlife Fact Sheet

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