Along the asphalt road to Arba Minch from Shashamanne, there is an important wildlife reserve center known as Sanqale Sanctuary. Located at the distance of 304 kilometers from Addis Ababa, Sanqale Sanctuary is hosting around 20 mammals and 110 bird species. One of the endemic mammals to Ethiopia, Swayne's Hartebeest, is the main inhabiting species of the sanctuary. Oribi, warthog, Bohor, Reed buck, Cheetah, Civet cat, Spotted hyena and Golden jackal are seen in abundance at the reserve center. The reserve is covered by sparse acacia trees, bushes and grasses. One has to drive for about 9 kilometers to the south-east from the highway to arrive at the centre of the sanctuary

Besides its wildlife resources, this sanctuary has majestic scenic beauty of mountains and hills giving the best view of Lake Hawasa

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