The name of the park is derived from the bleached savanna grass; Nechisar means White grass. The diverse habitats that are seen in this park vary in the forest and savanna plains. The forest has bush pigs, warthogs, colobus monkey and bush buck, while the Savanna plains have a large population of the Burchell’s Zebra.  There is a massive crocodile population at Lake Chamo, the Crocodiles can be reached through the Nechisar National Park. In comparison to other parks, this park is small in size with only 514 sq. km’s.