Mago National Park
Mago National Park
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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About
Mago National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia. Located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region about 782 kilometers south of Addis Ababa and north of a large 90° bend in the Omo River, the 2162 square kilometers of this park are divided by the Mago River, a tributary of the Omo, into two parts. To the west is the Tama Wildlife Reserve, with the Tama river defining the boundary between the two. To the south is the Murle Controlled Hunting Area, distinguished by Lake Dipa which stretches along the left side of the lower Omo. 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 major environments in and around the Park are the rivers and riverine forest, the wetlands along the lower Mago and around Lake Dipa, the various grasslands on the more level areas, and scrub on the sides of the hills. Open grassland comprises about 9% of the park's area. The largest trees are found.
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Adam R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Normally I hate going on tours when I travel but since that's impossible in Ethiopia I ended up booking a tour I had recommended at my hostel in Addis.

Everyone in the tour was great: our main tour guide Guya, along with the driver, and all the individual tribe guide leaders. The owner even came by to see if there was anything else we needed.

We went to see the Mursi, Hamar, Nyangatom, Kara/Karo & Dassnhe tribes over our trip, along with a couple markets. The guides were great to make sure we felt comfortable showing us around and answering my many questions.

The hotels were comfortable and very safe. They even picked us up at the bus station and showed us around, taking us to the museum the day before our tour was scheduled to begin.

Really friendly staff and very knowledgeable. Overall had a great time!
Written 12 December 2023
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Maereg Abegaz
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
The Mursi people are cattle herders with less than 14,500p people. They have no permanent villages and while visiting you might see empty houses. Searching for the local people might take some times if it is raining. Their living style is very different and exciting.
Written 18 April 2021
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Nancy A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
I was worried about getting to Ethiopia alone, but since I met Degu it was as if we were best friends and during my trip I felt always as a local. Degu is very professional and knows his territory and his people very well. We visited 4 tribes, slept with the Hamer and could enjoy the local life in Turmi and Jinka.
Before going to Ethiopia, I informed myself a lot and read many blogs, but my experience has certainly been much better and authentic, I am already thinking about when to visit my Ethiopian friends again.
To contact Degu is very easy and he answers super fast to any questions:
Email: deguashenafi8@gmail.com
Whatsapp: +251937318180
Written 6 September 2019
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Mor Gal
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
facebook - Hailaa De Wit
Haila_shelo@rocketmail.com
+251901814589

Hailaa, an energetic, attentive, sensitive, caring, dedicated and smart guide, have an excellent English, will be happy to take you wherever you want. Hailaa was planning for us unique trip includes ceremonies, living with the tribes at places that not yet seen by tourists ... Hailaa took care of our safety and comfort at all times, with fair price and big smile
Written 18 August 2019
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Hannes P
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
I had an amazing time visiting the various tribes of the valley, the Banna, the Hamer, the Karo and the Dassanach. My guide was from the Banna tribe and he really made me feel at home there, but also with the other tribes aswell!

The Banna tribe was definately my favourite, and I ended up staying there for one night and then going back later for a bull jumping ceremony which was really fascinating! I highly recommend you check this out, and I cant praise my guides enough, they really made my trip here something I'll remember for the rest of my life!

Temesgens
+251982249322

Asu Gachulo
+251949626282
asugahelo@gmail.com

Thank you guys so much!
Written 16 May 2019
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Hafiz T
London, England, United Kingdom52 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
I walked for two hours in the morning with my guide and local rangers to find any wild lives. Able to meet only Colobus monkey and nothing else.
Written 13 April 2019
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Marcio M
Niteroi, RJ207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
I've beem in Januay in Omo Valley and loved Kara tribe and the experience of being face painted by local.
To have a nice tour in the village I recommend the reliable guide Sago Ari, born in the Kara village. Contact: sagoari133@gmail.com and phone +251925350296
Written 10 March 2019
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Let'svisitOmovalleytours
Jinka, Ethiopia55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
Very good knowledge of the region and smart and flexible planning abilities : Abraham's Let's visit Omo Valley is a great and reliable tour guid
Written 28 February 2019
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Tania K.
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
We went to visit a Mursi village & upon entry, we stopped to pay some guards. I thought this is how they pay the entrance fees to this national park however upon exiting, they stopped us again & demanded more money. My guide & driver got into a heated arguments with these guards who carried rifle for a good 20 mins & one of the guards stood right in front of our vehicle refusing to let us pass if we do not pay them more money!!! What is this all about? How many times do we need to pay?
The park is beautiful for a drive & if you're going to visit the Mursi tribe. I was lucky to see some baboons & Guinea fowl but that was it.

After exiting the park, we stopped at an office & paid again. It just seems you're paying every corner you turn while going through that park. A system needs to be in place & clear signs to be shown where payment needs to be done & something very seriously needs to be done about the guards' attitudes. They cannot keep asking for money & threaten visitors with their guns.
Written 31 October 2018
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DragonballJ
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
I recently used “let’s visit omo valley” when I went to Jinka in southern Ethiopia. I met Abraham one of the tour guides who took care of me when we visited the Hamar tribe. He is an intelligent young man and translated for me and took care of me. I had an amazing time with the hamar and learnt a lot about their culture. We stayed with a family who invited us to stay in the house later on in my trip. We drank coffee, learnt traditional songs and watched the stars. Let’s tour omo valley provided a great service organising hotels and picked me up from the airport. I would 100% use them again and I made a life long friend in Abraham
Written 29 August 2018
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