General

Looking for an active day trip outside Addis Ababa? Wenchi Crater Lake, 155 km west of Addis Ababa, is a perfect choice with its hot mineral springs, waterfalls, beautiful valleys and farmland.

ABOUT WENCHI CRATER LAKE

Wenchi Crater Lake is located at the top of an extinct volcano at 3,380 meters above sea level, between the towns of Ambo and Woliso.

ABOUT WENCHI CRATER LAKE

  • We pick you from your Hotel at around 6.30am
  • After 2-2.5hours drive West of Addis Ababa, we arrive at Wenchi Crater lake
  • After paying entrance, parking fees and purchasing the obligatory local guide at the office,  we drive uphill for a kilometer to reach the departure point. From here, you will have the option of walking 4km to the lake shore or riding on horseback
  • The downhill trek provides a beautiful scenery of forest, hillside huts, monekys (and other wildlife), green farmlands and the lake’s surface
  • After an hour and a couple of villages, you arrive at the lake shore. From there, you will have the opportunity for mule riding, trekking around the lake through the hotsprings and a trip with local boatman to the small monastery island from where you can observe the beauty of the Lake and the Kirkos church

WHAT’S INCLUDED [IN THE PRICE]:

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Local tour guide
  • Lunch, including a bottle of water and hot drinks
  • Parking, entrance and local guide fees

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tip for tour guide
  • Other cost not offered in this program

Tips

To ensure a pleasant experience, we recommend you carry the following:

  • Passport/National ID
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes for trekking

Available departures

Hotel pick-up: 6.30am
Tour starts: 7am
Tour ends: 7pm
Note: Minimum of TWO people is required for the tour. This tour is closed during public holidays and when there is heavy rainfall
Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment