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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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