Senkelle Swayne’s Hartebeest Sanctuary

This sanctuary was created to save the most viable population of the Swayne’s Hartebeest- an endemic and endangered subspecies.

Location: the sanctuary is situated 300km south of Addis Ababa on the Arbaminch road. The coordinate is found between N7o10’and E38o20’, with the altitude ranges 1500-2,300m asl.

Rainfall: the area receives an average of 1,116mm rainfall annually.
Ecological zone: Rift valley

Vegetation type: Savanna grassland and bush land

Major wildlife species: include the endemic Swayne’s Hartebeest; Bohor Reedbuck, Oribi, Greater Kudu.