Ziway, also called Zway or Batu, is a town on the shore of Lake Ziway, a Rift Valley lake, in Oromia, Ethiopia. Lake Ziway is the closest major Rift Valley lake to. Surrounded by volcanic hills and covering a massive sq km, Lake Ziway ( ዝዋይ ሐይቅ) is the largest of the northern group of Rift Valley lakes. Typically the. Lake Ziway: Amazing birdlife – See 52 traveller reviews, 69 candid photos, and great deals for Ziway, Ethiopia, at TripAdvisor.

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Own or manage this property? The town of Ziway lies on the lake’s western shore. Birdlife was amazing, the trip to the monastery on the island a bit of a let down, great little island to walk around but the famous monastery was a locked and recently refurbished church all cement and brighlty coloured religious figures in the outside that didn’t give me any of the sense of history that is supposedly connected to the place it was the hiding place for the Arc of the Covenant, alledgedly.

Do we need to lae boat trip in advance or can we just turn up in the morning? Gazzilions of colourful birdies, plenty of hippos in the Buses leave from Addis Ababa and Awasa. Read more… Artisans in the Lake Ziway area are another great attraction.


Reviewed April 18, Ziday love this place for its vast ziawy life. It is very interesting and full in rich of nature! This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Reviewed October 23, via mobile Amazing. As we arrived, we were just in time to see a handful of fishers loading a basket of their day’s catch into a pick-up bound for the market All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Reviewed 28 May By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Ziwah.

Views Read Edit View history. According to tradition, the island’s Monastery now a ruin once housed the Ark of the Covenant. Many waterfowl can be found near the jetty, as well as boats to the islands scattered about the lake and to hippo spots. When we went we could see hippos and babies swimming. It is the 4th largest lake in Ethiopia and much cleaner and larger than Lake Hawassa, The fish also tastes much better than zisay Hawassa.

We also saw zillions or so it seemed of Pelicans! Ask drpool65 about Lake Ziway. The lake’s catchment has an area of square kilometers. What did lakr do?


Ziway – Travel guide at Wikivoyage

Ask Tanja S about Lake Ziway. Lake Ziway offers a huge array of fun things to do.

A must do trip, steeped in history! On 25 October my husband and I went boating, a half day trip, on Lake Zway.

Amazing birdlife – Lake Ziway

Reviewed 7 January Why Book on TripAdvisor? Weld Blundell includes in his account “a curious tradition, perhaps suggested by the apparent elevated shore,” that the lake “was a kingdom 50 miles across, inhabited by seventy-eight ziwya which disappeared in a single night.

This city travel guide to Ziway is an outline and needs more content. A pleasant walk 15 min links the island’s jetty to the llake, passing one of the 3 villages of Tullu Gudo. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. Henze, Layers of Time: See 1 nearby hotel See 1 nearby restaurant See all 2 nearby attractions.