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National Parks
Semien Mountains National Park
Bale Mountains National Park
Awash National Park
Abijata and Shall National Park
Mago National Park
Omo National Park
Nech Sar National Park
Gambella National Park
Yangudi Ras Sanctuary
Babille wildlife Sanctuary
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Abijata and Shalla National Park
Located in the Oromia Region 200 kilometers south of Addis Ababa to the east of the Ziway - Shashamane highway, it contains 887 square kilometers including the Rift Valley lakes of Abijatta and Shalla. The two lakes are separated by three kilometers of hilly land.

Besides the two lakes, the primary attraction of this national park are a number of hot springs on the northeast corner of Lake Abijatta, and large numbers of flamingoes on the lake. Care must be exercised in driving vehicles out to the edge of this lake, as the thin crust of dried mud on the surface can give way without warning.