Roughly 80 kilometres from the town of Dembi Dolo lies Dhati Walal National Park. Once a controlled hunting area and now turned into a natural conservation site, Dhati Welol National Park is unique in that it is predominantly a wetland with some great grassy plains. Hippo, buffalo and waterbuck are in abundance as well as smaller wildlife species. The birdlife is spectacular, being a wetland habitat.
There is a hillock in the park called Gara Arba, which means ‘Elephants Hill’. This suggests that at one time there would have been elephant roaming through these plains.