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).
Amora Gedel Park
Nearby Southern Ethiopia attractions
1. Fish Market
Lake Awasa’s fishermen head out in their little wooden boats in the afternoon and return the next morning laden with tilapia and catfish. The men are…
2. Hawaasi Katama (Town Council)
The large town council is a notable building not far from Awasa's lakeshore.
3. Lake Awasa
With its mountainous backdrop, Lake Awasa is a lovely sight. You could easily spend a few pleasant hours strolling the lakeshore trail at the end of town,…
4. Sidamo Cultural Hall
A landmark off the main avenue in Awasa.
5. Sidamo Monument
Awasa's most prominent landmark, this cylindrical monument lies on a large roundabout east of the main avenue. It is said to represent the leaf of the…
6. St Gabriel Church
This imposing church lies east of the main roundabout.
Awasa's largest mosque and an important local landmark.
8. Wondo Genet
The name of this hot springs resort 16km southeast of Shashemene translates as ‘Green Heaven’, which was more applicable before the hills were cleared of…