Lake Awasa lying just 275km south of Addis Ababa. And close to the town of Awasa is peerless. A gentle chain of mountains and a low plateau surround the lake, opening to a wide, low bay in the south.
Swampy bays interspersed with volcanic rocks, sandy shores with bare rocky hills, and every formation of terrain imaginable can be found near Awasa. The lake teems with great variety of fish and as elsewhere in the rift valley endless species of birds.