Duration : 2 days
When you are looking for a more active short trip out of Addis Ababa and you are reasonable fit you could consider making a round trip by following the Jimma Road out of Addis Ababa en returning by the Ambo Road. Overnight at the beautiful Negash Lodge and go for a nice walk at Wenchi.
Day 1 Addis Ababa - Weliso, 115 km/ ~2 hr
Somewhere in the morning we pick you from your hotel for the 2 hour drive to the beautiful Negash Lodge near Weliso. After check-in we enjoy a delicious lunch and make plans for the afternoon. You can walk or bike around or take a horse to explore the surrounding area. Another option is to have a afternoon at leisure. The lodge is situated in a beautiful area with lots of birds and monkeys roaming around. From Thursday till Sunday a swimming pool filled with water from the nearby hot springs is tempting.
Day 2 Weliso - Addis Ababa, via Wenchi, 185 km/ ~3,5 hr
It takes about an hour to reach the beautiful Wenchi area. Here we meet our local guide and get organized for the day. Different walks are available, from 1,5 to 5 hours. If you want a horse it can be arranged here too. To make to going easier or just for fun, no experience is needed. Once at the lakeside a small boat takes us to a monastery island. Somewhere in a beautiful setting we enjoy a picnic lunch we brought with us. Latest 16.00 hour we depart back to Addis Ababa to drop you at your hotel around sunset.