Lake Shala

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JonathanSuch2013
Portsmouth, UK1,266 contributions
May 2014 • Family
This is not a recent visit but the message I am sending is timeless. Lake Shala in Ethiopia's Rift Valley is a fantastic tourist destination. When I used to visit as a boy in the late 50's early 60's it was fairly safe. We just used to load up our Volkswagen with camping kit and drive off. The water was warm I think it was sourced from a volcanic mineral spring. the bird life especially flamingo was fantastic. If you are feeling adventurous give it a try.
Written 27 April 2015
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SMLondon
London, UK51 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
The view from Abiatta-Shala National Park over Lake Shala and Lake Abiatta is stunning. On your way in to the National Park, you can get an informal guide who walks you around and you can see antelope, warthogs and ostritches. It's quite sad because the lakes are stunning (but as they are salt-lakes, there are no fish to feed the people living there), so is the scenery - breath-taking in fact - but the land is eroded, trees are being cut down and the land is bare and the people that live there are really suffering which was visible all around.
Written 13 April 2015
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George D
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia33 contributions
Oct 2012
The best time to get there is early in the morning when the steam and early sunrays give beautiful photo opportunities. However, the park gates open much later and the bureaucracy prevents you to enjoy the best bird watching time.
Written 21 January 2013
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Borana N
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia75 contributions
Dec 2012 • Family
This is the deepest lake among Riftvalley lakes. It is the most attractive lake with Islands and silent activities on and around this lake. If it's potential utilized properly, I think this must be the most beautiful lake of riftvalley lakes. I heard, a resort is coming up in near future and if things goes as planned this is an idealic vaccation destination. It is too salty to swim but if the said resort open with fresh water access then it is possible to swim in this lake. If boat service available on this lake then it is possible to visit the islands.
Written 11 January 2013
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carlobrayda
San Francisco, CA54 contributions
Wonderful Bird life, Quiet and peaceful surroundings. Beautiful Landscapes, Lovely People.
Written 26 December 2011
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