It was established in 2005 G.C. It is 210 square kilometers wide and it is 490 kilometers away from Addis Ababa. The fauna of the Maze National Park supports a wide range of savannah species. So far 39 larger and medium sized mammals and 196 birds’ species have been recorded. The landscape is breathtaking and important for sustainable eco-tourism development.
It is one of the three sites in the world where good population of the endemic Swayne’s Hartebeest’s population still survive. Besides, orbi, Bohor red buck, buffalo, warthog, bushbuck, waterbuck, greater kudu, lesser kudu, bush pig, Anubus baboon, vervet monkey, lion, leopard, wild cats, and serval cat are among others common species.