Sodere hot springs

EQST 011 Sodere hot springs

Duration: One day

Location: Sodere

Pick up from the hotel is at 7.30, and we then set off on the south east road, turning east at Mojo. We turn off the main road before Nazereth for the host springs resort of Sodere, which lies along theAwash River.

There is a large naturally heated swimming pool, and a number of smaller pools throughout the grounds of the resort. Vervet monkeys and baboons are common in the resort, and visitors can see crocodiles basking along the banks of the Awash River. The forests which fringe the river are also good for birds – there are about 9 or 10 endemics to be seen, including Black Winged Love Bird, White Collared Pigeon, Abyssinian Woodpecker, Abyssinian Cat Bird, Yellow Fronted Parrot, Abyssinian Wax Bill.

Lunch will be taken at the resort, and we will set off back to Addis Ababa around 4.00 PM, arriving early evening.

Sodere gets rather noisy at the weekends – so be warned!