EQST 011 Sodere hot springs
Pick up from the hotel is at 7.30, and we then set off to join the express way, which get us to Adama. We turn off the main road before Adama for the host springs resort of Sodere, which lies along the Awash 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!