Wenchi Crater Lake
Wenchi Crater Lake
4.5
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  • Maereg Abegaz
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    While in Wenchi Crater Lake
    Wenchi crater lake is one of the places to visit near Addis. Since the distance from Addis is 120km, this make it feasible for a day trip. The beautiful nature says about it, the feeling also stays for long.
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 4, 2023
  • Jeef E
    Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Day trip to lake wenchi
    Looking to explore lake Wenchi and environs, we were lucky to have found Yonas Motbainor Zewede. He customized a trip to fit our specific needs and desires in an accommodating, flexible manner. Highly professional, well versed in local culture and geography, and an excellent English speaker, we were very satisfied with his company and service. We highly recommend Kassa. Here are some addition contact details - E-mail: Yona177@yahoo.com WhatApp:+251976389898 or +251913384298.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 15, 2023
  • Fun T
    Bergen, Norway1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Your Guide to The Best of Ethiopia
    When you travel with Yonas you immediately realize that you are getting more than a tour guide. You are traveling with a friendly and passionate local Ethiopian who is happy to share the beauty of his country as well as his wealth of insight into the local culture. I was traveling with my wife and teenage daughter and we each had different locations and activities that interested us. Yonas helped us discover the unique Ethiopian experiences we were each looking for. My family and I could not have chosen a better guide, and after traveling to five African countries and meeting several friends and guides along the way, Yonas is among the best of both and I highly recommend him for your time in Ethiopia.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 28, 2023
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stive W5t
Dallas, TX2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I believe my images from this trip stood up much better than my frist trips to Ethiopia.
My guide Yonas, who is alos a verey safe driver and all the local guides were very attentive and did a wonderful job in assisting me during my entire trip. To get inside the lake and to the church in Christmas morning with thousands of people already there was un-think of task.
I strongly recommend Yonas and his crew if you are looking for a unique trip to this wonderful lake
Written February 24, 2023
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Bella C
Gisenyi, Rwanda1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Based on many recommendations here, i got Yonas (+251 976389898 on whats app its his number for whats app you could just call him or send sms

I highly recommend Yonas I took 2 different trips with him, the first 1 day trip outside of Addis to lake wenchi and the second all day trip in Addis. In both trips the driver guide( Yonas) was great professional and very kind. He took me the the special authentic places and do everything to satisfy me. Highly recommend
If you haven't been to a market in Africa before, Mercato is a must, nothing like the others in the rest of the world, and it would be the highlight of your trip in Addis. It is another world outside of this one.

thank you Yonas Bella
Written January 17, 2023
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james l
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Yonas is very kind and as a Driver guide he know everything about Wenchi and the history of the Monastery!! lot of things about the place and motivate us during the trekking. He is also friendly to every one at the village he knows everybody we felt very safe during our stay with Him The Lake is is absolutely amazing, the lake is so clean you can even swim so much green and relaxing! You feel absorbed in the silence, you can only ear the sounds of birds. you can see also baboons, coulomb's monkey
I leave the contact of Yonas:
Email
yona177@yahoo.com
WhatsApp
+251976389898
local phone is
0913384298
Written April 13, 2023
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CanadianHabesha
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia71 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Road in from either Ambo or Woliso is a bumpy 2hrs to say the least...but beautiful countryside. All the locals want to be your tour guide, better to insist on speaking with the park office worker to pay with receipt entrance and parking fees. We opted to stay at the top lookout rather than hike/horseback ride down to the lake. Have been to the bottom and across on a dug out canoe before, an adventure to be sure, but need to have lots of time & energy. Beautiful vistas & a great picnic spot, it's just unfortunate to be overwhelmed by the locals. Usually breezy all year round best to dress in layers. No food/snacks/water to be purchased locally, bring whatever you may need. Very little tourist infrastructure, look forward to more appropriate eco development.
Written October 4, 2021
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Fun T
Bergen, Norway1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family


When you travel with Yonas you immediately realize that you are getting more than a tour guide. You are traveling with a friendly and passionate local Ethiopian who is happy to share the beauty of his country as well as his wealth of insight into the local culture.

I was traveling with my wife and teenage daughter and we each had different locations and activities that interested us. Yonas helped us discover the unique Ethiopian experiences we were each looking for.

My family and I could not have chosen a better guide, and after traveling to five African countries and meeting several friends and guides along the way, Yonas is among the best of both and I highly recommend him for your time in Ethiopia.
Written November 29, 2023
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julia l
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Jonas was a fantastic guide- caring, kind, great with the service , and full of wonderful information. was also an incredible driver and helped make everything feel easy. he is a great guide and went above and beyond to get us every experience we wanted (including city Tour ). I highly recommend this tour
Written April 24, 2023
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Maereg Abegaz
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
Wenchi crater lake is one of the places to visit near Addis. Since the distance from Addis is 120km, this make it feasible for a day trip. The beautiful nature says about it, the feeling also stays for long.
Written April 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Yared Sisay
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
What an amazing experience out in this beautiful nature of wenchi me and my family had an amazing time in this beautiful and breathtaking area Yonas was our guide through this journey and he was very open and very sociable guy and easy to connect with. The journey started from my place Yonas pick us up and started the journey from there on the way we had some nice convention and very comfortable car as well i don't want to say a lot so you can see for yourself and enjoy the feeling. overall i would recommend for everyone to go and see this beautiful nature.
Written November 7, 2022
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Jeef E
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Looking to explore lake Wenchi and environs, we were lucky to have found Yonas Motbainor Zewede. He customized a trip to fit our specific needs and desires in an accommodating, flexible manner. Highly professional, well versed in local culture and geography, and an excellent English speaker, we were very satisfied with his company and service. We highly recommend Kassa. Here are some addition
contact details - E-mail:
Yona177@yahoo.com WhatApp:+251976389898 or +251913384298.
Written November 16, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Clémentine S
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
As some of the other travelers who left a comment here, I booked a day trip with Yonas. I was traveling alone as a woman and felt in perfect hands with him. Extremely reliable, knowledgeable, great energy and attentive to the traveler's wish or needs. This really changed my stay and I went for another day trip to the Menagesha forest. I would have booked more days with him if I had time. Strongly recommended!
Written December 6, 2022
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