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Rift Valley Lakes - Awassa

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  • Trip Type Short Tour
  • Tour Code GHET - ST 008
  • Private Journey
  • 2 Days
  • Beautiful Awassa offers spectacular aquatic bird watching as well as an excellent resort to relax at the pool.

Day 1: Pick up from the hotel

Pick up from the hotel is at 8:00 a.mthen head south to the Great Ethiopian Rift Valley, passing through the twon of DebreZeit, and by the lakes of Koka, Zeway, Langano, Abiata and Shalla.

Surrounded by mountains, Lake Awassa is one of Ethiopia’s most beautiful lakes in the Rift Valley and is home to enormous population of aquatic birds. Along the shore of this lake we can also see hippos, Colobus, Velvet monkeys and baboons.

In the afternoon, you can have a boat trip among the fishermen and enjoy the afternoon watching birds including the lovely African Fish Eagle, malachite kingfisher and many other aquatic birds.

Day 2: Awassa-Langano-Addis Ababa

In the morning, visit the fish market, where the fishermen sells their cathes to the people and feed the birds with the left over. You will have the chance to closely witness this daily activity of the fishermen and the local people. You will also closely see a variety of species of birds which are used to human company.

After breakfast, we will drive back to Addis Ababa with a stop for lunch along the shore of the lake.

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