Gambella National Park "A land with hidden treasures"

One of the country’s largest luckily lingered wetland areas, where great numbers of mammals are accustomed to Gambella National Park. The wetland is estimated to have contained the country’s 7.7 percent of the total water resource.  Seasonally about a million white-eared kobs migrate from Gambella to Buma National Park of South Sudan thereby making the parks where the second world’s largest wildlife migration is accustomed.     

Wildlife: Nile Lechwe, Buffalo, Elephant, White-Eared Kob, Roan Antelope, Giraffe, Topi/Tiang, Hippopotamus and Crocodile, Lion, Leopard.

Birds: Shoe-billed Strock, Black-crowned Crane, Basra Reed Warbler, Egyptian Plover

Why visit this park?  It is the largest protected area in Ethiopia; Gambella gives visitors a chance to see many animal species found nowhere else in the country. Birdlife in Gambella is also a great attraction. The park is made up of savannahs, flood plains, riverine forests, grasslands, and rivers.


Park Discription

  1. Park areas are open from 6: 00 am – to 6:00 pm.
  2. Overnight stay is prohibited in any park area except in campsites.
  3. Fires are permitted only in existing fireplace grills using charcoal. No fire shall be left unattended, and any fire must be completely extinguished before leaving the area.
  4. Motorized vehicles must always remain on designated roadways and parking areas.
  5. All trash, litter, or refuse is to be placed in the provided trash receptacles. No dumping allowed.
  6. Hazardous Activities – It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in any activity on any park lands that constitutes a hazard to the safety of self or other persons.
  7. The use of any fireworks and/or weapons is strictly prohibited.
  8. It is unlawful to remove, damage, destroy, deface, or otherwise vandalize any park property, structure, sign, or vegetation.
  9. It is unlawful to hunt, trap, harass, or harm any wild animal, bird, or plant life.

06:00 am – 06:00 pm

Gambella National Park is characterized by unimodal rainfall and heavy rainfall during the wet season ranging from May to October and very little precipitation during the dry season between November and April. The maximum mean monthly rainfall around the park is about 1198 mm recorded in May, July, and August. Its minimum monthly rainfall is 5 - 6 mm in February and January. The mean daily minimum temperature is 19˚c but the highest mean daily maximum temperature is 28.6˚C between January and March.

Game driving, bird watching, nature walking, camping, rafting and others.

Hotels in Gambella town and camping sites inside the park.