West of Langano lays the twin lakes of Abita and Shala, these form the 887 sq. km Abita-Shala National Park. These fraternal twin lakes have specific distinctions. Shala at 410 sq. km and a depth that exceeds 260m in some areas while Lake Abita is highly alkaline, isn’t more than 14 m deep. There is a thick acacia forest that surrounds the park; Flamingos are seen at the Abita Lake while Shala has birds such as weavers, horn bills, kites and more.