• Wenchi Crater Lake - Best Tourism Village 2021

    Best Tourism Village 2021

Lake Wenchi / Wonchi

Ethiopia’s Wonchi Crater Lake - one of the planet’s Best Tourism Village 2021 by UNWTO

A 3-hour drive from the capital of Addis Ababa, Wenchi - situated at the base of an extinct volcano, is the beautiful legacy of a once-powerful volcano erupting in the Tertiary period of the Cenozoic Era. The volcano that erupted about 1000 years ago left an asymmetric caldera of rock which is now covered in lush green vegetation. The whole crater contains a large lake with small islands, hot mineral springs, waterfalls, and beautiful valleys and farmland. An old monastery with a church that is positioned on one of the lake islands also makes the spot more enticing and mesmerizing.

Wenchi Crater lake

Wenchi Crater Lake is a piece of paradise on earth owing to its breathtaking landscape and beautiful scenic areas. The place that had the most powerful volcanoes once has been blessed now with a lot of natural endowments, hot springs, and waterfalls among others.

The site, because it is located in the closest destination to the capital and the construction of the Ambo-Woliso (the towns close to the site) gravel road, is becoming a favorable weekend destination for residents of nearby cities including Addis Ababa.

Major activities are Horse riding, Local Boat paddling, Hiking / Trekking, Bathing in the natural hot spring, and Camping.


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