Crocodile Ranch admin January 16, 2021

Crocodile Ranch

Take a break from relaxing by the pool at the lodge to watch crocodiles relaxing by the pool. The Crocodile Ranch was established in 1984 by the government of Ethiopia to sustainably maintain the wild croc population.

It lies on an area of 3 hectare of land. Feeding usually happens on Mondays and Thursdays and is not to be missed. Arba-Minch Crocodile Ranch is located in Gamogofa zone some 500km and 270 km south west of Addis Ababa and Hawassa, respectively, in Gamo-Gofa Zone. Arba-Minch Crocodile Ranch is one of the biggest &the only ranch in Ethiopia It is situated at the south west shore of Lake Abaya and adjacent to “Nechi-Sar” National Park. The ranch was established in 1984 and it lies on an area of 3 hectare of land with the objectives

Socio-economic importance of the ranch:

 The establishment of the ranch attracts many foreign and domestic tourists in the area and it is one of the attractions being reason for the development of Arba-Minch Town. Apart from raising crocodiles for the commercial purpose, the ranch releases a certain number of grow ups to lake Chamo and Abaya in order not to deplete the wild population. Currently there are almost 700 crocodiles preserved in separate place according to their age.