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The wondrous Lake Wonchi

Have you ever visited Lake Wonchi? The lake fills a volcanic crater that lies 100 km southwest of the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital. And its natural beauty is deinitely worth a visit!

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Have you ever heard of Lake Wonchi? The lake fills a volcanic crater that lies 100 km southwest of the capital Addis Ababa. It is surrounded by tree-covered mountains, lush valleys and natural hot springs. 2,800 m above sea level, the crater is also Ethiopia's highest volcano.

The 14th century monastery of Tana Kirkos is also located here. Tourists are drawn to the lake's natural beauty. Several thousand people live within the crater. But despite the tourists, life isn't easy for them at Lake Wonchi.

The lake is a habitat for many varieties of animals and plants. Are you ready to explore Lake Wonchi?