The Simien Mountains National Park was formally established in 1966. The park is endowed with unique landscape and endemic mammals and plants found nowhere else in the world and inscribed on the list of World Natural Heritage by UNESCO in 1978. It offers opportunities for mountain trekking, ecological studies and viewing life of the local people.
Awash National Park is located 225 km east of Addis Ababa. It spans across the southern tip of the Afar(Danakil) Region and the south boundary of the park is formed by the Awash river. It covers an area of 827 square kilometers, most of the park lies at an altitude of 900m.
The Bale Mountains National Park is located 400km southeast of Addis Ababa in Oromia National Regional State in South-eastern Ethiopia. It belongs to the Bale-Arsi massif, which forms the western section of the south-eastern Ethiopian highlands.