On the floor of the Ethiopian Great Rift Valley, endowed with rich bird diversity, lies the beautiful Abijata Shalla Lakes National Park.  Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from the three lakes themselves to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Abijata Shalla Lakes national park is an ideal ecotourism destination for bird watching, hiking, picnic and extraordinary viewpoints.

Still in the immediate vicinity of Lake Langano and to the west of the highway, lies Abijata Shalla National Park. The Park is renowned as a birdwatcher’s paradise with some 360 or more species to be found. The bulk of the park is covered by the two lakes, Abijata and Shalla and during July through…

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Still in the immediate vicinity of Lake Langano and to the west of the highway, lies Abijata Shalla National Park. The Park is renowned as a birdwatcher’s paradise with some 360 or more species to be found. The bulk of the park is covered by the two lakes, Abijata and Shalla and during July through to September each year, the lakes are covered in thousands of flamingos. Although not in abundance, there are several mammals to be found in the park too. These include Hyaena, Jackals, Baboons, Grants Gazelle, warthogs, and ostrich.

There is a beautiful hot spring bubbling from the ground on the shores of Lake Shalla and with the right vehicle, you can visit nearby Chitu lake which is a small crater lake and has by far the largest concentration of flamingos in the area.