Wonchi Crater Lake

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Key information: Wonchi Crater Lake

    The “Switzerland of Africa” surrounds beautiful Lake Wonchi, which is studded with islands and peninsulas. There's a small monastery on an island. 

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating84
  • Beauty30
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest8
  • Charisma30
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating84

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Wonchi Crater Lake : Lake view in the Wenchi Crater - © wikipedia user DeDuijn

WALK SUMMARY

The “Switzerland of Africa” surrounds a beautiful lake, studded with islands and peninsulas. There's a small monastery on an island.

Blue Skies Ethiopia say (many thanks): 

Magnificent landscape, volcanic hot springs surrounded by lawns and shade trees awaits you in Ambo, source of Ethiopia's famous mineral water. 

Between the town of Ambo and Weliso you will see Wonchi - the Switzerland of Africa. Lake Wonchi is beautiful, studded with islands and peninsulas with alpine vegetation. There's a small monastery (St. Kirkos) on its island. After Lake Tanganyika, the water in Lake Wonchi is the purest in Africa. 

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Wonchi Crater Lake : Round house - © Flickr user amanderson2

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Wonchi Crater Lake : The view from up high - © Flickr user Francois

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Wonchi Crater Lake : Horses and Wenchi Crater Lake  - © Flickr user amanderson2...
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