Nechi Sar National Park

Set in the rift valley at an altitude of 1,100 to 1,650m the Nechi Sar national Park protects an untrammeled landscape of mountains and lakes as thrillingly beautiful as that of any African game reserve. The park protects not only the easterly Nechi Sar (White grass) plains for which it is named but also significant portion of lakes Abaya and Chamo, and the mountainous Egzer Dildey (Bridge of God) that divides the two lake. The habitats range from the knotted acacia scrub of Egzer dildey to the wide open grassland of the Nechisar plain, or from the open water of lakes Abaya and Chamo to the dense ground water forest that divides the lake from the town Arbaminch.

A wide variety of plains game roam freely amongst 514m2 of savannah, dry bush and groundwater forest, which are also the habitat of 188 recorded species of birds. Animals to be seen are Bushbuck, Swayne's Hartebeest, Burchell's Zebra, Grant's Gazelle, Guenther's Dik-dik, Greater Kudu, Crocodile, Anubis Baboon, Grey Duiker. Birds seen include Red-billed Hornbill, Grey Hornbil,l Fish Eagle, Kori Bustard, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill.
 
A backdrop of hills and mountains combine to make this one of the most attractive national parks in Ethiopia, and its location makes it very accessible. In the far eastern part of the park hot springs bubble to the surface.