Wenchi Crate Lake

Wenchi Mountain and its surrounding refreshing natural gifts can be experienced by driving only 155 km from Addis Ababa to the west along the weliso or ambo road. The lake covers an area of 560 hectares with 78m depth. Its scenic beauty with islands and peninsulas, and the alpine nature of the climate makes your trip worthwhile. The area is famed for its beautiful mountainous landscape, used partly as farmland and partly covered by natural forest. Wonchi Mountain which is the result of a massive extinct volcano contains hot springs, waterfalls and breathtaking valleys and scenery. Among the four peninsulas in the island, an old monastery named wenchi Cherkos is found and it is believed as it was established by King Zerea Yaecob in 15th century. Wonchi is a real paradise for trekkers and for anyone who appreciate nature. The fresh air, the green area and the blue floating Crater Lake with the welcoming peaceful people of the area is the unique feature of Wonchi Crater Lake.

Lake Ziway:

It covers an area of 430 km²and has 5 islands at an altitude of 1636m above sea level.  The Lake is loaded in tilapia Nilotica fish which weights 1.5kg, hippos and different bird species. IF you have to see different bird species at a distance of 160km from Addis, Lake ziway is recommended. Among the birds white pelicans, hammer cops, sacred ibises, African fishing eagles, cormorants, kingfishers, and marabou stork can be seen easily. The oldest and the only active monastery in southern Ethiopia, Debre Tsion Mariam, is the other future of Lake Ziway. The monastery was the sanctuary for the ark of Covenant in 9th century and it covers 6km² which makes it the largest island among the five.

Abiata -Shala Lakes:

Abiata Shala LakesAlthough the two lakes are separated by a mere 3km wild silver of hilly land, they could not be more different in character. Lake shala is nestled within an immense volcanic caldera floating at an area of 410 km² and its depth is 266m which makes it to hold more water volume than any other Ethiopian lakes. On the contrary, the brackish lake Abiata covers an area of 210 km² with a depth of only 14m. The scenic view of the lakes and the 300 bird species are the most eye catching features. A flock of Flamingo birds and pelican, Mongolian plover, pacific golden plover, grey plovers, red-necked phalarope are among the attractive bird species around the lakes. The lakes are also part of the national park which is home for different animals.

Lake Langano:

Lake LanganoIt covers 305 km² surface area and 45 m depth. There is a variety of wildlife and acacia associated species, around the lake which includes monkeys, baboons, warthogs, and a huge variety of birds. Enjoying the atmosphere, swimming and boat trip to see the hippos and crocodiles are among the preferable activities. There are also upscale lodges and hotels which makes your time luxurious.
Abaya and Chamo:

Abaya and ChamoThe two lakes are splendor for Nechsar national park. They are set at an altitude of 1268 m and they cover extensive area of land. Next to Lake Tana, Lake Abaya is the extensive body of water in Ethiopia with a total area of 1160 km² and depth of 13m. AS opposed to Lake Chamo which is blue in color Lake Abaya has a rusty appearance resulting from the ferrous hydroxide in its water. Lake chamo covers an area of more than 560 km²and depth of 10 m. It is an abode of numerous hippos and crocodile and it is refreshing to make a bout trip on it.

The hot spring at Wendgogenet:

Around 20 km south of Shashemene, the hot spring resort at Wendogenet supports different bird species and it has very silent fresh air. It is very captivating to appreciate the atmosphere and its gift of hot spring. Also 4km from the hot spring, there is Dabashi Lake which supports crocodile, hippos, water and forest birds.