Wenchi Crater Lake, Ambo

#3 of 19 in Things to do in Oromiya Region
Make your way through the lush forest to Wenchi Crater Lake. Once an active volcano, the caldera now contains water in which you can swim and admire the scenic green cliffs rising all around. Alternatively, take a hike in the hills overlooking the lake, where you'll see waterfalls and natural springs. Traverse through intact nature, farmlands, and nearby villages. A short boat ride takes you to one of the islands in the crater, home to a 13th-century monastery. Using our international travel planner, Ambo attractions like Wenchi Crater Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The lake is located in the heart of an inactive volcano, from the edge of the large crater we descended with a Jepp passing through the homes of the lucky inhabitants of this place who work wood with manual tools. The calm, transparent lake reflected the contours of the mountains all around and was crossed on a small boat. On the other side of the lake, people have also begun to walk on the back of a horse in a lush green valley with water streams and rocks of strange shapes. Even a bath in a kind of tinello with thermal water. The noises of the only nature around it are not noises. You go up a steep path with the help of the little horses, unforgettable.
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  • This was my fourth visit to Wenchi, with Quest Ethiopia Tours who consistently ensure I have an enjoyable and memorable time here. We camped again on the peaceful shores of the mirror-glass water, cha...  more »
  • I lack the words to properly describe the beauty and magnificence of this place. A must see area.
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