Arba Minch to Lake Lagano and Abiatta-Shala National Park then back to Addis Ababa

We departed Arba Minch on November 4th and made our way north Sabana Beach Resort on the shores of Lake Lagano.

It was a windy cloudy and cool day, the lake was very brown, foreboding and uninviting 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 with the drive having some beautiful views of lakes Abiatta and Shala.

Shala lake is a soda lake and it is the deepest lake in Ethiopia. It can host thousands of flamingos but when we were there only a few dozen hung around the shoreline.

The park itself has a population of Warthogs, Ostrich and Gazelle and near the lake side were 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 over 9 days through southern Ethiopia in an uncomfortable Toyota Landcruiser with our driver Sophy.

All of our accommodation was comfortable and generally 3+ star.

Although we had many long driving days it was still a great adventure however I think stretching the itinerary by 2-3 days would have made it a little less rushed feeling.



3 thoughts on “Arba Minch to Lake Lagano and Abiatta-Shala National Park then back to Addis Ababa

  1. All caught up in reading and viewing photos in these, I suspect, are your last posts here!?🤷🏻‍♀️😂😘 Just breathtakingly beautiful and outstanding😲, my beloved friends!🙋🏻💕🥰😃
    Now get thee home🏡…safe and sound! Love and miss you two very much!♥️🤗💋xoxo

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