10'000 Flamingos Lodge

Abijata-Shalla National Park - Ethiopia

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The 10'000 flamingos lodge is inside the Abijata-Shalla National Park, on a beautiful hill, over viewing Lake Chitu and Lake Shalla.
10'000  flamingos are all the year round on the Chitu lake and fly over near the lodge to Lake Shalla. The number can go up to more than 20000 flamingos on lake Chitu.

It takes a 4 hours drive from Addis Ababa to the lodge, or 286 km on the highway and a good asphalt road.

10 traditional houses are build with each 2 beds and sanitation, giving a direct view over the crater lake Chitu, 80 m below. Restaurant and drinks will be available for those who take a room.

Walks are organized to discover the beautiful hilly savanna area on the border of the lakes, the flamingos, many birds as well as the hot springs in the nearby area.

At 15 minutes walk from the lodge, you can bath in the hot spring waters and swim in Shalla Lake surrounded by Flamingos.