Year of Establishment: 1974 G.C
Area: 514 sq.km
Found: in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region immediately to the east of Arba Minch, its 502 km away from Addis Ababa, the territory include the "Bridge of God" (an isthmus between Lakes Abaya and Chamo), the Nechisar plains to the east of the lakes.

Key species: Swayne’s Hartebeest, Burchell’s Zebra, Grant's Gazelle, Greater & lesser Kudu, Grant’s Gazelle, Colbus monkey, vervet monkey Nile Crocodile and hippopotamus. There are also 188 bird species, including 2 endemic birds of Red-billed and grey hornbills are common here.

Unique physical feature: Lake Abaya and Chamo, Nechisar plain, rift valley escarpment, a stretch of the northwest shore of Lake Chamo is known as Crocodile Market, where hundreds of Crocodiles gather to sun themselves.
Visitor facilities: campsite in forest near Kilfo River and Hotels nearby town of Arbaminch. (Tour itinerary)
 

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