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Rift Valley Lakes

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The seven lakes of the Rift Valley are situated in a wide fertile valley running from Addis Ababa to the Kenyan border. Of the seven, the most popular are Lagano, Abiata and Shala. One lake is blue, while one is silver and the other brown. This area is an absolute paradise for bird watchers. Lake Abiata is a shallow lake and has the most birds. Lake Shala is at the bottom of a 250 meter crater. The only safe lake for bathing is Lagano, where there is also accommodation. In the hot springs south of these three lakes at Wondo Genet swimming is also possible. Closer to the Kenyan border at Lake Abaya and Chamo it is thronging with wildlife and lots of crocodiles.

Pelicans at Lake Abijatta
 
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