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Day Trip to Debre Zeit/ Bishoftu





Stop At: Bishoftu Lake, Bishoftu, Ethiopia

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 waterbirds.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Stop At: Hora Lake, Bishoftu, Ethiopia

Lying just north of the town centre, Lake Hora is 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.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge, Addis – Adama Expy, Bishoftu, Ethiopia

Lake Babogaya (formerly named Bishoftu Guda) is the site of most of Bishoftu’s high-end resorts. With its beautiful backdrop of volcanic Mt Yerer, this circular lake is scenic to boot. There will be a boat trip on this Lake

Duration: 2 hours

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