Abidjatta-Shalla National Park

Abidjatta-Shalla National Park

Abidjatta-Shalla National Park
3.5
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Peter O
10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Our first impression was very bad, livestock everywhere, fields and farms cover almost every corner of the park (if you can even call it a park now....). People were begging even at the scenic points inside.
BUT, once at the lakeshore, we found some intact places and the birding there is still magnificent; huge flocks of pelicans, flamingoes, marabu storks and many different african as well as palearctic bird species. We even saw some free roaming ostriches, gazelles (not the fenced ones), and a jackal. One can only imagine, what a superb wildlife destination this must have been in the past, before people moved in and eliminate all the big game.
Written 29 November 2023
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IonH
London168 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you want to see 'wild' animals, then really you don't have to go beyond the entry station, which is in a large compound containing highly visible warthog, grant's gazelle, and ostrich.

If you venture any further -- and for sure you'll need a 4x4 (or be prepared to hike) -- the only additional animals you'll see will be livestock, tended by naked little boys. Sadly, this seems to be true of all Ethiopian "National Parks", but this was one of the worst in this regard.

Still, for birders an expedition down to the lakes is worthwhile as perhaps the most certain site to "tick" both lesser and greater flamingo.
Written 11 March 2020
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Alex S
Deventer, The Netherlands558 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We visited the northern part of the park and were very very disappointed. I am 100% sure there are more donkeys and horses in the park than wildlife. We saw big herds of cattle and just a few antilopes. The vegetation is low due to overgrazing of theccattle. Visiting the park is a waste of time and because of the fast growing population and the lack of enforcement it will get worse.....
Written 14 February 2020
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africanman_840
Nairobi, Kenya4,601 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I was impressed by the number of birds I saw here including some new species. However, I didn't see any mammals other than some grant's gazelles. I thought that the scenery was nothing special either.
Written 1 January 2020
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BorisIB
Sofia, Bulgaria275 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A short drive from Awassa, the park is a wonderfull place to spend an hour or so, ostriches, flamingoes, antelopes and amazing views
Written 9 November 2019
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TorbenAndersen6500
Vojens, Denmark270 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We were there for half day i October 2019. Drove around in car, and had a local guide on board. Not that many birds to see, Maybe becourse we were at bit season early. A few flamingos and pelikans at the lakes and som hornbills. The roads are very bad and if not repaired, It will be imposible to get around in near future.
Written 19 October 2019
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Las Buganvillas
Cartagena, Colombia903 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The park is not very large and surprisingly you can actually view animals walking in the park. You are certain to see ostriches, grant gazelle, warthog and many birds. Once you get dow to Abijata and Shala lakes you can see large flocks of lesser flamingo as well as Egyptian goose and, so they say, some 400 types of birds, both endemic and migratory.
Written 10 October 2019
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The Crazy Parrotlady
60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Who would have thought to spot 3 different parrots in just a couple of hours ? First we had amazing sights of the Orange-bellied Parrot, feeding in the trees right next to the entrance cabin, then we saw Black-winged Lovebirds and in the afternoon we tracked Yellow-faced Parrots in true James Bond style through cornfields, guided by a bunch of local kids. Amazing place !!
Written 25 August 2019
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Nesligül D
Istanbul, Türkiye6,534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
There are two big lakes in this park, one is home to flamingos and the other to pelicans. We walked in this park quietly observing the wild animals who lived here, namely gazelles, wild boars, ostriches, some fowl and some birds. Beautiful sunset.
Written 3 February 2019
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BigBrightBlueSky
Stranraer, UK169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Business
Visited southern side only, accessible from Shashamane to Sodo road, east of Aje. The 14km road is in exceptionally poor condition and takes an hour each way. But the views from either the 10,000 Flamingos Lodge or the headland over Lake Shalla are great. It’s peaceful - once you get away from the begging children. The birdlife is not bad but you are coming for the flamingos really; we estimated 15,000 in the Lake Chitu crater lake and about 450 on Lake Shalla.
Written 9 December 2018
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