Gambella National Park

Travel to Gambella National Park – The Park of Wilderness Exploration

Thanks to the rare species not found elsewhere in the country, Gambella National Park is really worth a visit.

Located in the Gambela Region on the river Baro, the park was established primarily to protect two species of endangered wetland antelopes: the White-eared kob and the Nile Lechwe. Other wildlife reported as living in the park include populations of elephant, African Buffalo, lion, roan antelope, tiang, Lelwel Hartebeest, olive baboon and guereza monkey. Several birds only found in this area include the shoebill stork, the Uelle Paradise Whydah and the Red-throated and Green Bee-eaters.

From 1902 until it was captured by the Italians in the Second World War, the park was administered by the British.

Wildlife that you may spot here includes Nile perch, crocodiles, hippos, buffalo, giraffe, waterbuck, Roan antelope, zebra, bushbuck, Abyssinian reedbuck, warthog, hartebeest, hyena, lion and elephant, as well as numerous bird species.  To explore the park you will need to join a guided safari.

  • Spot all manner of wildlife including crocodiles and zebra.
  • Explore plains, grasslands and rivers.
  • See numerous species of bird.


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