Road maintenance works are currently underway from Addis Ababa to Ambo, which
are due for completion by 2007, when the travelling time will be reduced
2 hours. Until then the route to Ambo (125km) takes 3 hours, plus a 30km (40-minute) drive to the lake through verdant countryside along a gravel road.
Weliso is 116km (two hours) southwest of Addis, plus a further 40 minutes (38km) to the lake.
A 4x4 or other appropriate vehicle is suggested for the journey.
Some highlights on the way to Ambo