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Lake Ziway

Ziway, Ethiopia, Ziway, Ethiopia
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Explore the Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes and the UNESCO Site of Steles of Tiya
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“boat trip” (5 reviews)
“rift valley” (2 reviews)
“an oasis” (2 reviews)
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Ziway, Ethiopia, Ziway, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

One of the rift valley lake ziway it is 170/80 kilometres southern Ethiopia it is a paradise for birds and hipo

Thank ethiopiatouristlink
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Lake Ziway offers a huge array of fun things to do. When we went we could see hippos and babies swimming. We saw a huge array of nesting birds and a holy monastery on the smaller of the islands. We ghad a great day out...More

Thank whytea3
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I went there on a day-trip from Addis. The ride was a bit long, but in the end worth it. There are plenty of nice restaurants, which are "european-standards". The whole area has an amazing wildlife. Gazzilions of colourful birdies, plenty of hippos in the...More

Thank babarozsi
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

The lake Ziway is not in the guidebook. Thats why you will find an oasis for locals when you visit the place. It has a very dense wild life of birds like Pelicanes, Marabus and on some days Flamingos and lots of Hippos tht can...More

Thank Johnboy1337
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely boat trip on the lake at around sunset and it was beautiful. We did go to a church on an island in the middle of the lake but that was pretty ordinary - a relatively"modern" church with some impressive old parchments but...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately a neglected place that could be a pearl due to many birds of different species. Stopped only for short and walked till the lake . Dirty and unpleasant.

1  Thank Gidons51
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

The town of Ziway is not the attraction. It's the usual dry season dusty, untidy, and active mess one expects with a concentration on commercial flower growing in kilometre long green houses. The attractions are birds on the shore and a boat ride on the...More

3  Thank Chrisbeeoxford
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is a true picture of life in Ethiopia. Incredible beauty in the midst of subsistence living. Yes, we saw hippos (!) and birds - unbelievable birds (!). We also saw naked boys swimming gleefully, goats and cattle that defy traffic laws, and the vibrant,...More

Thank Kimberleemcpike
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stopped here for lunch and a quick look at the Lake. Not very clean and although developed since our last visit did not deserave a longer stay

1  Thank Brenda R
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

A big lake located south of Addis. The small town of Ziway is located just a few miles near the center. There are several "resorts" along it's coast but be prepared to stay in a less than average setting. The lake has numerous flower farms...More

Thank Hoach
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Haile Resort Ziway
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.65 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tiya World Heritage Site
31 reviews
56.79 km away
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hello We came back from a trop to Ethiopia. You just need to present you at the tourist center near the entrance to Ziway 's port on the morning and they 'll rent you a boat.
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