Ethiopia has a huge diversity of wild species. Among the different species 31 mammals, 30 amphibians, 14 reptiles and about 1000 plant species are endemic to Ethiopia. In terms of birds, Ethiopia has the large number of endemic bird species than any other country in eastern Africa. More than 862 bird species live in Ethiopia among them 22 are endemic that occur only in the geographic area of Ethiopia. Thus, Ethiopia is believed to be paradise for birds.
Ethiopia has 9 National parks, 4 wild life sanctuaries and 8 wild life reserves.
The Semien mountains national park and the Bale mountains national park are among the most spectacular and most famous places for visitors enjoy trekking and hiking.