Ziway, also called Zway or Batu, is a town on the shore of Lake Ziway, a Rift Valley lake, in Oromia, Ethiopia. Lake Ziway is the closest major Rift Valley lake to. Surrounded by volcanic hills and covering a massive sq km, Lake Ziway ( ዝዋይ ሐይቅ) is the largest of the northern group of Rift Valley lakes. Typically the. Lake Ziway: Amazing birdlife – See 52 traveller reviews, 69 candid photos, and great deals for Ziway, Ethiopia, at TripAdvisor.

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There are plenty of nice restaurants, which are “european-standards”. TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites. Negotiate the price beforehand and act as if you don’t have time to boat, and the price should be reasonable.

Not very clean and although developed since our last visit did not deserave a longer stay.

Log in Join Recently viewed Bookings Inbox. To Book Directly Email: Ziiway reviews that mention. Share another experience before you go. Had a lovely boat trip on the lake at around sunset and it was beautiful. It was a real pleasure, going with the flow! Ask Afzal A about Lake Ziway. Reviewed February 4, via mobile Lake ziway.

We had very good guides on boat and on the island as well as swimming vests – security first! Tanja S Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Amazing birdlife – Lake Ziway

Weld Blundell includes in his account “a curious tradition, perhaps suggested by the apparent elevated shore,” that the lake “was a kingdom 50 miles across, inhabited by seventy-eight chiefs” which disappeared in a single night. Visit the Tulu Simberoo where local birds nest and breed and journey across the golden lake to find the elusive hippos. The ride was a bit long, but in the end worth it. Map updates are paused.

Reviewed November 14, via mobile What a wonderful experience. Eager beavers can hike to the ruins of the old monastery. For assistance arranging a full tour including lodging and transportation contact one of the participating tour operators. For nature lovers, Lake Ziway offers a fantastic variety of aquatic and arboreal bird species on its islands, shoreline, and neighbouring forests.

Is this attraction a good picnic spot? It has a maximum depth of 4 meters and is at an elevation of 1, meters. A must do trip, steeped in history! TripAdvisor has been notified. The town of Ziway lies on the lake’s western shore.

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When we went we could see hippos and babies swimming. Tradition states that when the Muslim Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi conquered Ethiopia, the Christians of the area took refuge on its islands.


Hughes, A directory of African wetlandsCambridge: Flights Vacation Rentals Restaurants Things to do. We boated to Tullo Gudo 1. What did we do?

Tulu Gudo is the largest island and is famed for once acting as the hiding place of the Ark of the Covenant. We saw a huge array of nesting birds and a holy monastery on the smaller of zkway islands.

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Would this be a good hot day activity? Review of Lake Ziway. The lake’s catchment has an area of square kilometers. Lake Ziway Short Boat Tour: Ask drpool65 about Lake Ziway. One of the Best Lakes in Ethiopia for Nature! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

They were later isolated from the rest of Ethiopia by the Oromo people, who settled around the lake. Reviewed 29 December Visitors can choose from three Lake Ziway Tours: You will find fresh fish in every hotel and restaurant in Ziway, prepared in the usual Ethiopian ways: Read reviews in English Go back.

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