"Mago National Park" Jinka Things to Do Tip by sachara
Jinka Things to Do: 9 reviews and 18 photos
In Jinka we stayed at the Rocky Recreation Campsite. From Jinka a track leads to the Mago National Park. You need your own (rented) vehicle to reach the park.
To reach the park we first crossed two rather deep rivers. The sky was very cloudy. So at this viewpoint we stopped and the drivers looked at the sky and asked us, if we would move on. If it should start to rain, we had to go back immediately.
We decided to pay the entrance fee (70 birr pro person and 100 bir pro car) and to take the risk. En route we understood why it was impossible to drive here with heavy rains, because the track was climbing and going down and was very bumpy too.
Because of poaching in the park the populations of the animals are rather low.
We saw baboons, colobus monkeys and dikdiks and heard of a killed elephant 7 KM from the headquarters.
Luckily there was no rain, so we could reach our destination, the Mursi Territory to visit one of their villages. On our way to the village we met allready the first naked and body-painted Mursi boys, who tried to jump at our 4 WDs.
Directions: The Mago National Park is west of Jinka.
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