After breakfast, the assigned vehicle and staff pick you from your hotel and leave Addis Ababa to the south through the fertile rolling hills. After lunch, you will visit Abijata and Shalla National Park located on the opposite side of the route from Addis Ababa to Shashamane. Over 300 species can be seen around Lake Abijata and Shalla lakes National park. such as Yellow Wagtails, Ibis, Cormorant, Pelicans, Ducks, Egrets, Herons, Flamingos, Storks, Swallows, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Rollers, Wheatear, African Marsh Harrier, etc. After passing the tame ostriches at the gate, head first towards Shalla Lake which is the deepest of the Rift Valley Lakes. Along the way visit a number of hot springs, then head towards Abijata Lake, and this time of day the shores of the lake will be pink from the thousands of both lesser and greater Flamingo’s which feed in the shallows. Then, proceed to Lake Langano, Situated 220-kilo meters south of Addis Ababa is the soft brown and copper-colored lake set against the blue backdrop of the Arsi mountains which soar to 4000 meters. It has also its own birdlife, and you may see the rare Hemp rich’s, Horn Bill. you will chill out and relax by the lake. Swimming and kayaking on the lake are some of the possible activities that you can partake in.
THINGS TO DO
- Abijata and Shalla National Park
Overnight stay at Hara Langano lodge or similar, Langano.