Arba Minch

Arba Minch is one of the biggest towns in the southern region and a gate to the Omo- Valley. It has the Nech Sar National Park right at its door. Certainly, is situated in front of the two lakes Abaya  and Chamo. 

Abaya is one of the biggest Rift Valley lakes. While Chamo is known for its huge Nile crocodile and hippo population. Indeed, attract tourists to visit them on a boat trip on the lake. The park is famous for its wide range of Animals. Burchell’s Zebras, Gazelles, greater and lesser Kudu, Dik diks, Swayne’s hartebeest. And African wild dogs provide one of Ethiopia’s more surreal safari experiences. The park was originally created to safeguard one of the most threatened animals in the world- the endemic Swayne’s hartebeest. And carries the name Nech Sar which means “White Grass” in Amharic. That is an allusion to the vast plain which occupies 514 square kilometers of habitat of Savannah acacias; sharpen the senses with the sight of lakes Chamo and Abaya. The majestic Kori Bustrad and the extraordinary Abyssinian Ground horn-bill could be seen there.

Even more, With picturesque hills in the background, these lakes guarantee an appealing view. The color of each lake’s water differs. Lake Chamo is a lovely blue lake. while Lake Abaya is copper-colored. Even More, The freshwater lakes are rich in tilapia. There are a plethora of herons, white, grey and Goliath. The park is close to the town of Arba Minch (“40 springs” in Amharic), about 500 kilometers to the Southwest of Addis Ababa. Lake Abaya, at 1,160 square kilometers and Lake Chamo, at 550 square kilometers, are the biggest lakes in the valley. They are separated by a spit of land known to locals as “God’s bridge.”

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