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Top Choice European in Bishoftu (Debre Zeyit)

Asham Africa

It's all about tasteful African chic in this respectable hotel restaurant with an airy feel and unsurpassed lake views. Bounteous wood-fired pizzas are also available.
Lake in Bishoftu (Debre Zeyit)

Lake Hora

Lying just north of the town centre, Lake Hora is the wildest of Bishoftu's lakes and features some outstanding birdlife along its lushly vegetated slopes. There's a footpath around the lake, but never go alone as t…
Lake in Bishoftu (Debre Zeyit)

Lake Bishoftu

The best way to appreciate this scenic body of water is from the crater rim at one of the hotels, drink in hand. The view is sensational. According to local lore, this, the second-deepest lake in Ethiopia, is home t…
Lake in Bishoftu (Debre Zeyit)

Lake Babogaya

Lake Babogaya (formerly named Bishoftu Guda) is the site of most of Bishoftu's high-end resorts. With its beautiful backdrop of volcanic Mt Yerer, this circular lake is scenic to boot.
Lake in Bishoftu (Debre Zeyit)

Lake Kuriftu

The tiniest of the lakes dotted around town, pretty Lake Kuriftu is notable for the sprawling Kuriftu Resort and Spa that hugs the north shore.
Ethiopian in Bishoftu (Debre Zeyit)

Hoteela Gabarewoochi

If you’re in an injera mood you can’t do better than this spot on the main road, though the menu is only in Amharic. It also churns out pasta dishes.
Lake in Bishoftu (Debre Zeyit)

Lake Chelekleka

Shallow Lake Chelekleka, 2km west of the main roundabout, is a birdwatcher favourite, and lesser flamingos as well as pelicans and various species of waterfowl are sometimes seen. As it's not a crater lake, Chelekle…