The Wenchi Loop, 2 days

2 Days

When you are looking for a more active short trip out of Addis Ababa and you are reasonable fit you could consider making a round trip by following the Jimma Road out of Addis Ababa en returning by the Ambo Road. Overnight at the beautiful Negash Lodge and go for a nice walk at Wenchi.


Somewhere in the morning  we pick you from your hotel for the 2 hour drive to the beautiful Negash Lodge near Weliso. After check-in we enjoy a delicious lunch and make plans for the afternoon. You can walk or bike around or take a horse to explore the surrounding area. Another option is to have a afternoon at leisure. The lodge is situated in a beautiful area with lots of birds and monkeys roaming around. From Thursday till Sunday a swimming pool filled with water from the nearby hot springs is tempting.

It takes about an hour to reach the beautiful Wenchi area. Here we meet our local guide and get organized for the day. Different walks are available, from 1,5 to 5 hours. If you want a horse it can be arranged here too. To make to going easier or just for fun, no experience is needed. Once at the lakeside a small boat takes us to a monastery island. Somewhere in a beautiful setting we enjoy a picnic lunch we brought with us. Latest 16.00 we depart back to Addis Ababa to drop you at your hotel around sunset.

(or you might want to add another day at the beautiful Negash Lodge)


  • Airport transfers.
  • Road transport with English speaking driver/ guide, including fuel, driver allowances and accommodation.
  • Domestic flights.
  • Professional English (or other language) speaking escort guide, including allowances, accommodation and airfare on request.
  • Accommodation budget/ tourist class/ best available as preferred.
  • Meal plan bed and breakfast/ half board/ full board as preferred.
  • Fees for entrances, local guides, compulsory scouts and boats for activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes for the services included in the tour price.

Not included

  • International flights, visa fees and travel insurance.
  • Lunches and dinners, unless opted for half or full board meal plan.
  • Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
  • Fees for photos and video.
  • Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.