Hawassa and Lake Langano

Posted: May 29, 2013 in Ethiopia - the Secret of Africa

Hawassa my home town

My Adventures In Ethiopia

After the HDP Conference I spent a few days in Hawassa with Nina (a VSO volunteer from Debre Markos). As the bus from Addis takes around five to eight hours to get there, we decided to break up the journey by staying overnight in Ziway. On the way we saw some beautiful scenery and lots of camels by the side of the road.

Hawassa is in the South of Ethiopia and it is the capital of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR). It is the largest city in the Ethiopian Rift Valley, with a population of around 140,000. The town is quite attractive and has several similarities to Bahir Dar.

After arriving in Hawassa, we went on a three hour trip on a wooden rowing boat out to Tikur Wuha (Black Water). During the excursion we saw a variety of birdlife (including kingfishers, herons, storks, crakes, darters and…

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