Gambela is the main town far away from the central highland and close to the border with Sudan. It has been a British protectorate for several decade in the last centuries. Near Gambela, the Gambela National Park can be visited. The climate is hot and humid and the surrounding landscape is wild and partially undiscovered.
The original population of Gambela is the Anuak and the Nuer, closely related to Sudanese tribes. The big Baro River passing through Gambela was the only river of Ethiopia navigable for steam boats (which can still be seen on the river) and Gambela highly profited from the trade connection via the Nile River. It is one of the most remote parks and consists mainly of shrub land and forests It still hosts a large variety of wildlife like Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Antelopes and different species of baboons and monkeys.