For swimmers and hikers, Ambo at 125 km west of Addis Ababa is an ideal place. The road takes you through Gefersa, one of Addis Ababa’s water supply reservoir and fertile farmland
Sodore, at 126 km south of Addis Ababa, is a very popular resort area. To reach there the road passes through some interesting towns of Kaliti, Akaki, Debre Zeit, Mojo and Nazareth.Swimming in the Olympic size pool filled with warm mineral water is very tempting. The huge riverside trees offer shade and shelter to entertaining monkeys and birds of varied species.