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National Parks
Semien Mountains National Park
Bale Mountains National Park
Awash National Park
Abijata and Shall National Park
Mago National Park
Omo National Park
Nech Sar National Park
Gambella National Park
Yangudi Ras Sanctuary
Babille wildlife Sanctuary
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Mago National Park
Located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region about 782 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, the 2162 square kilometers of this park are divided by the Mago River, a tributary of the Omo River, into two parts. The park office is 115 kilometers north of Omorate and 26 kilometers southwest of Jinka. All roads to and from the park are unpaved.

The Mago National Park was established in 1979, making it the newest of Ethiopia's several National Parks. Its territory embraces savanna, acacia forest, and the Neri Swamp. Its highest point is Mount Mago. The park's perhaps best known attraction are the Mursi people, who inhabit villages along the Omo, known for piercing their lips and inserting disks made of clay.