Wednesday, July 19, 2017

ETHIOPIA ~ Rift Valley Lakes - Abijatta Shalla National Park ~

... Two fantastic new African National Parks... masses of flamingos create pink carpets in the blue bays of the lake... the Great Rift Valley is the single largest geographical feature on the African continent and the only stretch of the Earth's landscape that is visible from the Moon... with beautiful stamps too... Thanks a lot Hobby!! (✿ ♥‿♥)

Abijatta-Shalla National Park is located in the Ethiopian Highlands region. It contains 887 square kilometers including the Rift Valley lakes of Abijatta and Shalla. The two lakes are separated by three kilometers of hilly land. The altitude of the park ranges from 1540 to 2075 meters, the highest peak being Mount Fike, which is situated between the two lakes.

The Rift Valley runs through Ethiopia from the Red Sea to the Kenya border. In northern Ethiopia it forms the Danakil Depression, an inaccessible and inhospitable desert that dips to the lowest point on the earth’s surface.

The main interest is the extensive bird life that the lakes attract, with over 400 species recorded. It is the most important breeding location for the Great White Pelican and is known to be the best site in the country to find high number of Lesser Flamingos.


75th Anniversary of Ethiopian Patriots Victory
(Issued 06-11-2016)

Black Rhinoceros
(Issued 20-06-2005)

The 50th Anniversary of the African Union
(Issued 03-12-2013)

Menelik´s Bushbuck
(Issued 19-06-2000)

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