We departed Arba Minch on November 4th and made our way north to a resort on the shores of Lake Lagano. The lake was very brown and the scenery was limited so we didn’t take any pictures. We spent the night at the lake and then made our way to Abiatta-Shala National Park which had some beautiful views of lakes Abiatta and Shala.
Shala lake is a soda soda lake and it is the deepest lake in Ethiopia. It can host thousands of flamingos but when we were there there were only a few dozen.
The park itself had a population of Warthogs, Ostrich and Gazelle as well as some thermal hot springs.
Finishing up at the park we made our way back to Addis Ababa for a short overnight stay before heading north to Lalibela. In all we traveled 2,376 kms through southern Ethiopia in an uncomfortable Toyota Landcruiser with our driver Sophy. It was a great adventure although we had many long driving days. Thank you Sophy for getting us back to Addis safe and sound.