The greener southern town of Arba Minch is situated in a beautiful setting at the hills of the Rift Valley escarpment. Its name literary means “40 springs” to conjure up in mind the bubbling hot streams gushing from underground here and there. Between the lakes the stunning Nechisar National Park presents a close up view of wildlife. Monkeys, baboons, hundreds of bird species, bush pigs, hippos and crocodiles, black-backed jackals, and zebras, bushbucks, grant’s gazelles, greater kudus, grey duikers are among the few wildlife that offer an exceptional experience.
Nechisar is situated near Arba Minch, between Abaya and Chamo lakes. The stunning landscape and Guge Mountain have a spectacular view of the surrounding area. The narrow bridge connecting the lakes is called “bridge to heaven” due to the daring crossing journey. The shores and islands of Abaya and Chamo are inhabited by the Ganjule and the Guji ethnic groups. They practice hippo hunting and traditional cultivation affording visitors unforgettable experience.
Read more at: The Ethiopian Herald