Borana National Park

Markos National Park Aug 17, 2021

Borana National Park

Location of the park; Borena Zone (Oromia), Ethiopia.

Distance from Addis: 570 km

Year Established: 1986

Area: About 2,500 km2

Key Species

Wildlife: Burchell's and Grevy's zebras, Ostrich, Gazelle.

Birds: White Tailled sawllow, Stressman's Bushcrow, Abyssinian hornbill, Bustards, Somali Courser, Donadsonssmith's Nighjar, Black Flycatcher, White-cheeked Turaco, Tawny Wagtail, Bare-faced Go-Away-Bird and over 210 other birds are likely to be seen.

Why visit this Park? Originally set up to protect and conserve the Swayne's hartebeest, this park is made up of savannah with woody and herbaceous plants. This park is most important for birdwatchers.

Accommodation: Hotels, possibly in Yabello town

Park's Head Office: In Yabello Town

Borena National Park can be visited either from Addis Ababa to Yabello then to the Park or combined with the Omo Valley Tribes of South Ethiopia.

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