Maze National Park was established in 2005. Maze formerly served as a hunting area for Swayne’s Hartebeest. Altitude ranges from 1,000m to 1,200m above sea level. The rainy season extends from March to September, estimated at 800mm to 1,600mm per annum.

Location: 490km south of Addis Abeba (235km southwest of Hawassa), in Gamo-Gofa Zone.
Size: 202sqkm.

Things to See and Do: Maze is the second most important site for Swayne’s hartebeest after Senkele Wildlife Sanctuary.

Getting There: The road from Sodo to the park is an all-weather gravel road covering a distance of 83km. It is also possible to use the road from Jinka to Betomela from the other side of the park.

Where to Stay and Eat: Hotels in WalaitaSodo.