Bishoftu (Debre Zeit) the Extravagance of Ethiopia


The highway from Addis Abeba leading south-east takes you all the way to the small bustling town – Bishoftu. It is also known as Debre Zeit situated 22 minutes away from the capital city. The luxurious popular weekend getaway offers breathtaking beaches and mountains generating unforgettable experiences. The walk around the lake offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the forest on the crater rim provides access to a great variety of birds and wildlife view.

The 3000 meter high mount Zequala has a beautiful crater lake from below allowing a view of the surrounding village from the top. Nearby natural wonders include Mount Yerer, Green Crater Lake and Lake Hora Kiloli. It is a beach town known for five crater lakes Bishoftu, Hora, Koriftu, Green Crater and Cheleklaka. Home to the Ethiopian Airforce, Harar Meda Airport and the Addis Abeba-Djibouti railway station, the town is an important political and leisure destination.

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