Wenchi is a highland area (malaria free), situated in Oromia Regional state
in South West Shewa Zone, 155 km west of Addis Ababa. The area is famed for
its beautiful mountainous landscape, used partly as farmland and partly covered
by natural forest.
An old monastery with a church is situated on one of the lake islands. Other attractions included the hot mineral springs, waterfalls and dramatic valleys around the lake.