It’s one of the best way to appreciate this scenic body of water is from the crater rim at one of the hotels, drink in hand. The view is sensational. According to local lore, this, the second-deepest lake in Ethiopia, is home to a sleeping devil. From time to time his evil gases kill the fish and send them bobbing to the surface to be scooped up by delighted water birds.
It’s one of the wildest of Bishoftu’s lakes and features some outstanding birdlife along its lushly vegetated slopes. There’s a footpath around the lake, but never go alone as theft is a real concern. Sadly there’s no reliable local guide that can be recommended in the area.