10'000 Flamingos Lodge

Abijata-Shalla National Park - Ethiopia

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The 10000 flamingos lodge is inside the Abijata-Shalla National Park, on a beautiful hill, over viewing Lake Chitu and Lake Shalla.

It takes a 3,5 hours drive from Addis Ababa to the lodge, or 286 km on the highway and a good asphalt road.

Be aware to buy your entrance ticket to the Park at the Abiata-Shala Park headquarters. This is on the main road, near Langano Lake, half way between Ziway and Arsi Negele,on the right side.

For those who like to visit the OMO valley, this lodge is an ideal stop on the way, only 13 km from the main road.

GPS: 7.4989379  38.4626198


How to reach the lodge ?

From the international airport in Addis Ababa
We can organize direct transfer from the international airport in Addis Ababa to the lodge.

From Awassa airport to the lodge
There is a flight Addis-Awassa 4 times a week. We can pick you there for 1000birrs.

By public transport
For those who like to come by public transport, we will give detailed information how to reach the lodge. It takes 5 to 6 hours starting from Addis Ababa by public transport. In Taitu hotel in Addis, you can buy tickets for the Selam bus, who brings you in 4 hours to Shashemene.

By road
Drive to Shashemene, through the Rift Vally lakes, where you take the road to SODO. After 21 km, you see on your right side in the village of Aware the signboard to the right, between 2 small houses. Follow this road always until you arrive after 7 km in the village of Senbete. Simply follow the road by crossing the central market and drive 6 km more. You will see a new signboard indicating the road on your left. 400 meters more and you arrive at the lodge on the top of the hill, over viewing lake Chitu and Lake Shala.

Signboard in AWARE to leave the asphalt road :Direction