Located in Misraq, East Shewa is Bishoftu a beautiful resort town in western Ethiopia, Province of the Oromia Region. Bishoftu is also known as Debre Zeit and is situated 50km southeast of Addis Ababa.
Bishoftu is in close proximity to quite a number of popular Lakes in Ethiopia, such as Lake Babo Gaya. Dukem and Mojo are both towns in close proximity to Debre Zeyit.
Take time to explore the three lakes within Debre Zeyit. Lake Bishoftu is the second deepest lake in Ethiopia after Lake Shala. it is also a fun place to visit. Lake Hora is the biggest lake in Debre Zeyit, it is situated near a wildlife refuge and you will also get to see a view of the hillsides surrounding the lake, several tropical birds and parrots can also be spotted here. All these lakes are in close proximity to each other, which makes it easier to visit them all at once
Bishoftu is known more as a resort town, offering visitors the chance to partake in a wide variety of outdoor pursuits, water sports and other relaxing endeavours. If you're looking to explore this corner of Ethiopia, you're in prime location for some of the most spectacular scenery around, with several crater lakes in the region, including Lake Hora and Lake Kuriftu. These areas are home to an incredible variety of birds and other native animal species, making it a must for lovers of the wild.