Year of Establishment: 1974 G.C
Area: 1942 sq.km
Found: in the Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region about 800 km south west of Addis Ababa touching the East bank of Mago River via Arba Minch, konso and Jinka.
Key species: Buffalo, Girafffe,Elephant, Topi and Lelwel Hartebeest, lion Chieetah, leopard, Burchel Zebra, Gerenuk, Oryx, and Greater & lesser Kudu. There are also 153 species of birds recorded four of them endemic; the white winged cliff chat, the black-headed forest oriole, the thick billed raven, and the Wattled Ibis.
Unique physical feature: the highest point is mount Mago (2528m) situated in the north of the park
General Description: The Park is 115 kilometers north of Murele and 40 kilometers southwest of Jinka.
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.
Visitor Facilities: Campsite by Neri River near the headquarters of the Park.