Hiking

As an incentive to protect the remaining forest from the axe, the Lephis Ecotourism Cooperative, based in Lephis village, offers trekking trips, either on horseback (must be booked in advance) or foot.

The two- to three-hour waterfall trail (Birr75) climbs to the lovely 45m-tall Lephis Waterfall, passing several smaller falls as it loops back on the other side of the Lephis River. Treks on the Dungago Trail (per group Birr400, horse per person per hour Birr150) can last a full day and it’s the trail of choice for birdwatchers.