Amora Gedel Park

Southern Ethiopia

These lovely grounds west of the fish market provide a green haven for nature lovers and are also popular with newlyweds. You'll see plenty of vervet and colobus monkeys as well as a rich variety of forest and woodland birds amid the majestic ficus trees. The park opens onto the lake, and boat rides are available (from Birr700 for a party of five people).

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