Welcome to Nechisar National Park
The 514-sq-km Nechisar National Park spans the narrow yet mountainous ‘Bridge of God’ that separates Lakes Chamo and Abaya, and ranks among the most scenic national parks in East Africa. It contains diverse habitats ranging from wide-open savannah and acacia woodland to thick bush and sections of riparian forest. The bleached savannah grasses actually spawned the park’s name, which means ‘white grass’ in Amharic. It’s the scenery that makes Nechisar special, but there’s still wildlife left, despite the government’s refusal to tackle the rampant land encroachment and poaching.