Ambo & Wenchi crater lake

Wenchi crater lake

Wenchi crater lake

Tour Code: AT005

Tour description: Beautiful scenery around the capital

Duration: Day trip

Mode of Transportation: Ground transportation


After breakfast, drive to Ambo through the Gefersa Water Reservoir, turn left from Ambo town to reach the volcanic Crater Lake Wenchi on a gravel road that ascends to mountain slopes almost to the rim of the crater where the height reaches 3386m at a peak.

When you arrive at the Crater Lake you will be totally overtaken by the beauty of the surrounding landscape and the freshness of the air. Wenchi Lake is 560 hectares wide. The lake’s depth ranges from 9 to 67.8 meters. The Lake is located on the plateau, which is 3386 meters high above the sea level. It is partially surrounded by forest. The other sightseeing around the Lake are natural hot springs. Southwest of the lake, one can find several lukewarm springs. There are two islands in the lake, Ancient church called Cherkos monastery located in one of the island. You can explore to the monasteries on ferries. You can hire horses to go down to the foot of the mountain to the lake, it will only take you one hour and half to reach to the lake.

Wenchi Crater Lake is an ideal site, and has a good appeal to such tourist activities and recreations like hiking, boating, horseback riding and forest exploring. You will have your lunch in picturesque setting. Then you will follow a different route that run through Wolliso to drive back to Addis Ababa. Overnight hotel

After breakfast, drive to Ambo through the Gefersa Water Reservoir, turn left from Ambo town to reach the volcanic Crater Lake Wenchi on a gravel road that ascends to mountain slopes almost to the rim of the crater where the height reaches 3386m at a peak.

When you arrive at the Crater Lake you will be totally overtaken by the beauty of the surrounding landscape and the freshness of the air. Wenchi Lake is 560 hectares wide. The lake’s depth ranges from 9 to 67.8 meters. The Lake is located on the plateau, which is 3386 meters high above the sea level. It is partially surrounded by forest. The other sightseeing around the Lake are natural hot springs. Southwest of the lake, one can find several lukewarm springs. There are two islands in the lake, Ancient church called Cherkos monastery located in one of the island. You can explore to the monasteries on ferries. You can hire horses to go down to the foot of the mountain to the lake, it will only take you one hour and half to reach to the lake.

Wenchi Crater Lake is an ideal site, and has a good appeal to such tourist activities and recreations like hiking, boating, horseback riding and forest exploring. You will have your lunch in picturesque setting. Then you will follow a different route that run through Wolliso to drive back to Addis Ababa.

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  • Package Duration: Day trip
  • Destination: Full day

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