These twin lakes are separated by a narrow and mountainous strip of land called the Bridge of God. The 1,160km2 Lake Abaya has been colored red with eroded soil, while Lake Chamo is a regular bluish green. Both lakes are good for seeing what may be the longest and even largest overall crocodiles in the world, especially where the Kolfo River meets Lake Chamo’s northern shore. On this delta, nicknamed the Crocodile Market, it is common to see six-meter crocs, not to mention the occasional larger specimen.

They are known not only for their length but also their impressive girth, and the large numbers of them makes this, truly, one of the best places in Africa to see crocodiles. Of course, there is plenty of birdlife at these lakes, as usual, and hippos can also be seen here without too much trouble.