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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From Addis Ababa airport, there are no bus to Ziway lake. The best way is to catch a taxi to the southern terminal in kality town, and board a mini-van from there. Be prepared for being overcharged. It's a norm here. Airport taxi will cost...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Ziway Lake tour location is found in East Shewa Zone, Oromia region. It is very interesting and full in rich of nature!Anything that you can imagine seeing is here. It’s not like any other Lakes and Park I’ve visited in the Middle East or Africa....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank whytea3
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

Date of experience: June 2016
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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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Johnboy1337
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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank James H
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.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Gidons51
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

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank Chrisbeeoxford
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

Date of experience: October 2016
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suzfish
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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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