Abiyatta Shalla Lakes National Parks in the Great Rift Valley, only 200 kilometers (124 miles) south of Addis Ababa, and in the Lake Langano recreational areas, the Abiyatta Shalla lakes national Park attracts numerous visitors. It was created primarily for its aquatic bird life, particularly those that feed and breed on lakes Abiyatta and Shalla in Large numbers. Flamingoes can be seen scattered over most of its surface, and especially along the windward edge where their algal food source concentrates. While attention is focused on the water birds, the land area does contain a reasonable amount of other wildlife. From here you can see other parts of Lake Abiyatta and some mammal species, especially Grantfs gazelle, warthog and occasionally the Oribi.

Chitu Lake Chitu Creator Lake is a part of or under Abiyatta-Shalla National Park which is not or rarely visited by tourist but have very large flock of Flamingo which makes the lake paradise for Flamingo and also because of less visitors. However, it needs to have half day to visit both lakes with Chitu Creator Lake if base in one Langano Resort. SENKALLE WILD LFIE SANCTUARY In association with the Abiyatta Shalla Lakes National Park is Senkelle Swaynefs hartebeest Sanctuary, some 70 kilometers (43 miles) from the town of Shashemene, and close to the Chike entrance of the park. The sanctuary was established for preservation of this endemic subspecies of the hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus Swayne) which once roamed the plans of Somalia and Ethiopia in thousands, but is now restricted to four small localities in Ethiopia. The sanctuary is small but well worth a visit.