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Pass By: Yerer Mountain, Bishoftu Ethiopia

a population of 50,000, Bishoftu is rapidly expanding. It is the site of the air force base and the veterinary institute. At an altitude of 1,900 meters it enjoys a warmer climate than the capital city. Bougain villea, flame trees and frangipani brighten the streets. Bishoftu lies within a circle of five crater lakes and is a popular weekend resort for Addis Ababa residents. Just before entering the town on the right side of the road (42 km, from Addis) there is a fruit juice café where refreshing drinks of papayas, orange, strawberry and grape juice, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables and some tinned foods, are on sale. The terrace of this little bar overlooks a shallow lake, Chalaklaka, formed by the rains which is periodically the feeding ground for about 100,000 flamingos. The main hotel, the Hara, is situated on the rim of the largest crater, Boating and waterskiing are popular and there are many species of birds for the enthusiastic ornithologist – cormorants, pelicans, grebes, shovellers, storks and a myriad of brightly coloured passerines. Continuing down the same road past the Veterinary Training Center and Experimental Station, you come to an even prettier lake where the mission has its headquarters. Other lakes in the area worth a visit are Green Lake, famous for its birdlife, and Lake Bishoftu to the south.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pick up any places in Addis Abeba as per guest request
Departure Time
8:30 AM
  • Bottled water
  • Professional Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Alcoholic drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
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51 Reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Conversation, information, transportation inspiration. I converted an 18 hour transit in Addis to a treasured memory with this company. Sensible driving, safe vehicle, plenty of laughs info and advice - perfect. I’m a seasoned business traveler whom expects to get what I paid for. I did. You can trust this operator. I’ll be back.
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Kal M
Excellent service from the company rep. Recommend using their service as they are knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile.
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Wonderful Day! Top top guide
We had a Great Day with our Guide Melaku! He was very patient, had a lot of interesting Stories to tell and had a great background in history. He Could answer all our questions. We saw the National Museum, the holy Trinity Church, the Mercato, an absolut amazing market crowded with tons of people, but full of impressions. We had great traditional lunch. Overall a top recommendation, especially with Melaku!
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Joelle S
Amazing hike
The nature was extremely fascinating, so I enjoyed the hike and the baboons were amazing to see. The visit to the church was very authentic
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Joelle S
Wonderful trip
The company is very professional and they were amazing. The trip was extremely educative and authentic.
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Wonderfull trip ever
I would like thanks gashaw give me best treat ever.. It was my 1st visit in Ethiopia.. Solo trip. . Really helpfull... So i would like to recommend all to rent a car from there.. Honestly...its worthfull.. Love from abu Dhabi... Ahmed
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Verity B
London, United Kingdom
Half day tour of Addis
We had a lovely half day tour of the city with Melaku and our driver Yishak. First we drove into the mountains to see the city views, the eucalyptus forest and visit the Entoto Maryam Church, where we also dropped in to try local beer and food in a home nearby (this was the highlight!). We then drove to the National Museum where Melaku talked us through the history of Addis and Lucy - informed by his experience as a teacher. We then visited To.Mo.Ca coffee and later headed for dinner at a popular tourist place for traditional food and dancing. My only complaint is that I had wanted to visit a restaurant called Fendika Azmari Bet for dinner, but was first told it was closed and then a vague reason for not being able to go. At the other restaurant, our guide knew many of the staff and other guides, which suggested to me that there was perhaps an agreement to bring tourists there beforehand? A shame because we would have preferred the other, more local, restaurant! Otherwise a really wonderful day and highly recommended - just be more stern if you have a preference for dinner!
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Berlin, Germany
Beyond the Limits & sensational
My 2 daughter and i we had this addis Abeba culinary tour plus omovally tour .what an awesome excellent experience . Thanks to gashaw perfect time and the days organize by him .the day tour covers a range of activities. Visiting the markets museums and historic sites . The local food breakfast was delicious the coffee in tomocca was one of a kind peoples in this classic coffee shop they are so firendly Lunch is just wow we had a varity of in one plate dish , after Lunch we had ethiopian honey wine Tijje at a Fine local house as we are a very challenging group from a keeping time perspective but he handled this with such finesse ! He is very passionate about ethiopian history which made the tour informative. Des is fun and adventure personified! He made us fall in love with ethiopian food . What an amazing culinary experience, we had discovereda wide variety of foods which catered for everyone vegiterians and meat lovers alike. Highly recommend walk in ethiopia for a perfect experience who visited Ethiopia well Done !
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rudy a
one day tour in addis ababa and one day tour out of town
via my hotel goldon tulip i arranged two day tours organised by walk in Ethiopia tour and travel. first day nice city tour guided by Gashaw and driver Z(S)amaria enjoyed very much inclusive local lunch and nice coffee in oldest coffeeshop in town, museum was realy interesting and a visit worth. second day long tour to pilgrimage in hill where there is a coptic church and next wonderfull waterfall, great time with guide Malaku and very nice driver Alex, both great guys to get around and see much as possible, not to forget enjoyment of the lunch with a nice vieuw. a memorable time of first visit in Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Amazing trip that you should take in Ethiopia
We went to lake Zuway with our Ethiopian tour guid Gashaw were we spent the whole day in the trip from having morning coffee to eat delecious lunch and take a boat tour in the lake to see the islands and the birds. There are some hippos as well but we were not lucky to see them.
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Lake Ziway trip
Excellent service. A very friendly and patient host, Gushaw. He is thoroughly professional and a very nice gentleman. We really enjoyed the trip with him. I recommend this service to all. The lake was beautiful with a lot of different kind of migrating birds. We enjoyed the short stay at the island. Unfortunately hippos were not out on the day of our trip due to rain a day before.
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Absolutely recommend with Seya
I enjoyed the city tour very much! Seya is the rigjt person to choose to explore Addis. He seemed to know every detail about Ethiopian history and I learned so many new things in one single day. If you make a comparison price-quality it is absolutely worth it!
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Impecable service and personalized tour
As a solo female traveler for the first time visiting Ethiopia, I wasn't sure what to expect, and I am happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised by this tour company. Expectations were surpassed as my driver (Zemariam) and tour guide (Gashaw) completely personalized two tour days for me and made it an incredible and unforgettable experience!!! Some times it is hard to find tour companies that are willing to do tours for just one person, but this was no issue at all, and they always made sure I felt safe and taken care of. The only regret I have is not staying long enough, but I will be back and I will be using Walk in Ethiopia again, no doubt! Thank you guys for showing me your beautiful country, for stopping any time I needed to grab pictures, for buying me coffee and delicious home made bread, and for making me feel so welcomed, we are family now!
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Anje van Schalkwyk
I had the most unbelievable unforgetable wow experience with a 1 day tour of Addis with a very friendly informative Gashaw and his incredible driver. I was shown a bit of beauty of Ethiopia and also the day-to-day living of the people, with a bit of history. The coffee and lunch was a really unforgetable experience. If you wanted to feel special and treated like VIP...I can recomment this tourguide and driver. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
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Amazing tour guided By highly experienced professionals
Walk in Ethiopia tours put together a customized tours of very specific place we wanted to visit in Ethiopia. Me and my friends were very happy to travel with walk in Ethiopia they took us a place were we never thought it would exist in Ethiopia and they teach us how Beautiful,enormous the country, the people and the culture is on top of that we would like to thank the people who make the tour special Jemal from Gondar Demise from Lalibela and Yeshak in semien mountains he is specail they all were professionals and highly experienced. we would highly recommened walk in Ethiopia anyone planing a visit.
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