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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a day trip from where were staying at Negash Lodge in Wolisso. It took us 1 hour and 10 minutes to drive ourselves. We have a Landcruiser which was needed because the road is very rough and steep at points, though we never...More

Thank stevekatieb
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We drove (July 10, 2018) from Woliso to Wenchi--about 1.5 hours. Current state of road very poor. 4wd vehicle certainly helpful. If not, at least vehicle with high clearance. (Addis to Woliso about 2.5 hours). Nice trail (no guide needed actually--easy to follow trail. However,...More

2  Thank jeffkrohn1
Reviewed 30 January 2018

The lake and the area is amazing place to see. if you go deep enough into the area, a waterfall with hot water is nice to shower in. however - the people are horrible. First - getting to the village - they all say that...More

3  Thank Curiosity752002
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Pros: beautiful lake, worth seeing. Good for an active day. Cons: Ok, so, even after paying the tour company (BCD Travel Ethiopia) 150$USD/person for 2 people for tour of Wenchi from Addis, each person who encountered us at the location (additional local guide, one horse...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Lucky me, I got to visit beautiful Lake Wench again twice this year and this time I actually went in for a swim! Amazing! Both times, we were travelling as usual with Dagi of Quest Ethiopia Tours (licensed operator) who we highly recommend and once...More

Thank Hazel F
Reviewed 24 August 2017

If you travel to West part of Ethiopia you should have to stay at list one night at this crater lake area there are available lodges as well as camp site this place have got also a community tourism where you can hire a mule...More

1  Thank MickyEthio
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We drove from Ambo to Wenchi, and the lake was amazing to be seen from the top of mountains. Horseback riding is also an option to reach the lake shore. Church priests has a lot to say about the monastery's establishment and its relics.

1  Thank asaa_roman
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I visited Wenchi Lake last April and was keen to return and see more of this peaceful and picturesque place. We were travelling once again with Dagim Ethiopia Tours (dagimethiopiatour.com) who we highly recommend and this time we camped overnight so we could enjoy more...More

4  Thank Hazel F
Reviewed 3 October 2016

You need to have a four wheel drive vehicle to get there. The final 35 kilometers are a poorly maintained dirt road. We had a huge rainstorm on the way back and our Land Cruiser slid off the road several times slogging through all the...More

1  Thank RyGuy25
Reviewed 24 August 2016

It was a great experience to go there. The view was marred by the smoke from fires in California . It was a very intiguing site. I would not have expected to find such a geologicAL event.

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Alia W
17 April 2017|
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Response from Hazel F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, only just seen the question - hope I'm not too late! It's a couple of hours, depending on traffic in Addis which can be busy. It's easy to visit in a day if you're short of time but better if you get a chance to spend... More
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Edward F
31 March 2016|
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Response from Lelisa T |
nice, you can choose from two alternatives the 1st from Ambo road to Wonchi the 2nd from Woliso to Wonchi in both town you will get really best hotels. if you are interested i will recomend you. text me
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