This is a new park established in 2006. It has a low human population of pastoralist Somali tribes. Altitude ranges from 800m above sea level on the banks of the Dawa River to 1,380m above sea level on top of the escarpments. The whole area is found within a semiarid zone and is characterized by a prolonged dry season lasting up to 7 months. Although the park is said to have rich wildlife resources, it is not well developed.
Location: 900km southeast of Addis Abeba in the southwestern part of Somali Regional State.
Things to See and Do: The Park is known to harbor a few elephants, African hunting dogs, cheetahs, and giraffes. Greater kudu, lesser kudu, and Grant’s gazzelle are also seen. Amongst birds, the endemic white-tailed swallow has been recorded.