The highway from the capital city Addis Ababa leading south-east takes you all the way to the adventurous lavish small town of Adama
By Eden Sahle (The Ethiopian Herald) |
When it comes to places to take a great vacation, it’s easy to think of Ethiopia’s big cities such as Addis Ababa, Gondar, Bahir Dar. But Ethiopia is filled with wonders that are less heralded but no less magnificent, from Sodere to the execute bayous the small town of Adama, it offers a lot more excitement more than you pay for. Along the way, there are green hills, thundering waterfalls, exclusive festivals, historic buildings, inspiring art and world class cousins.
The highway from the capital city leading south-east takes you all the way to the adventurous lavish small town of Adama. Adama is typically best explored on road trips to enjoy the sights at a slower pace. It’s 22 minutes away from Addis Ababa. The luxurious popular weekend getaway offers refreshing beaches and mountains generating treasurable experiences.
The hot spring resort Sodere not only offers the healing spring, hiking trail and Olympic-size swimming pool but also close-up view of crocodiles, hippos, several birds, and friendly monkeys. The walk around the lake offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the forest on the crater rim provides access to a great variety of birds and wildlife view. Here you can visit the Ethiopian Air Force and the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway station, the town is an important political and leisure destination.
Nearby you can find the glamorous Bishoftu which has large number of extravagant hotels, cottages and resorts where you can have a true escaped. Escape to one of Ethiopia’s fabulous, affordable trendy beach resorts where the room rates will put you at ease. It is very common to see honeymooners spending relaxing time. Foreigners also find bliss experiencing the epitome of a true adventure. It is a central location to meet people who drive the economy of the country and the well off. People of Bishoftu are friendly always waving a welcoming gesture to every visitor.
The massive 3000 meter high mount Zequala has a crater lake that allows you to look the entire town from the top. This is not the only natural wonder you will enjoy do not forget to stop at Mount Yerer, Green Crater Lake and Lake Hora Kiloli, it will wow your high class adventure expectation. If you like sitting in the beach and watch the sunset while you enjoy a freshly squeezed juice, you have come to the perfect place; Bishoftu, Hora, Koriftu, Green Crater and Cheleklaka delivers an exciting outdoor adventure. Although the fresh breath of the clear air and sunny weather condition warmly welcomes you every time, if you enjoy quiet time in front of the lakes having a great time at the hotels, the best time to visit Adama is during weekdays just to avoid the busy weekend.
Source: The Ethiopian Herald
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