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Lake Ziway, Ziway

#2 of 17 in Things to do in Oromiya Region
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Observe herds of hippos as they hide in the waters of Lake Ziway, a vast body of water and part of the ancient Rift Valley lakes. Stretching 31 km (19 mi) by 20 km (12 mi), the lake supports a significant population of hippopotamuses and birdlife. A boat ride can take you to the islands in the middle of the lake, where you can explore wildlife and intact nature. Watch the local fishermen, and join in on the hunt for the next big catch, or check out the villages for a fresh meal and drink. Note that you should always keep a safe distance from the hippos. Use our Ziway planner to arrange your visit to Lake Ziway and other attractions in Ziway.
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  • Unfortunately, we only had time for a short (couple of hours) stopover here, but it's well worth a stop even if you have only a few minutes to stretch your legs. Higher density of birds here than.....  more »
  • I must say that I saw plenty of birds when I came here; I even saw some new species. The only reason why I don't rate it higher is that Lake Ziway is not an especially beautiful lake.  more »
  • amazing experience. awesome sights. perfect weather. had a cool tour on the lake and even saw hippos!
  • Just started with coffee and fish
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