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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went out by boat to look at the monastery across the lake that hid the Arc of the Covenant for many years. It’s about an hour and a half ride to the other side, to get to the island. When we arrived we were...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Marlynne P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake Ziway, 160 km south of Addis Ababa, is the nearest Rift Valley LAke of Ethiopia to Addis Ababa. Lake Ziway can be visited in a day tour from Addis Ababa. The lake has a number of lowland water birds and it is possible to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 23, 2019

I stayed in a nearby hotel and benefited from fresh Tilapia daily. There is a fish market in the morning, boats that can be rented to take you to the various islands and of course all of the pelicans. Actually traveled prior to October 2018...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lilredridnghood
Reviewed August 25, 2019

Loads of waterbirds at the shores of this lake : flamingos, pelicans, marabous, herons, egrets, lapwings,... plenty to see out there !

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019

This would be much nicer on a sunny day but when it is cloudy take warm clothes instead. When booking trip through the guide association be clear what it includes. They have a schedule of prices in the office which it is good idea I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mog500
Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

We just had a great time a boat trip is amazing bird life , hippos it’s just a butifull fresh water lake in the great Rift Valley.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank gmihiretwalkin33
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Go here to see birds and hippos close up and personal. Use the guys at the guide service they are excellent name check Abraham from Meki.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SKaneGB
Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

Third time in 10 years we go to Ziway. Birds are numerous and not scared. The light is wonderful for photography. Did not stay at Bekele Mola, unlike the first two times, but at Hubachiisa, a very clean and quiet pension located in the street...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank VirginieVV17
Reviewed January 15, 2019 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 November 14, 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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September 17, 2015|
Response from Guillaume R |
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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