Lake Langano


Langano is a lake in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia, exactly 200 km south of the capital; it is located in the Great Rift Valley at an elevation of 1,585 meters to the east of Lake Abijata. According to figures published by the Central Statistical Agency, Lake Langano is 18 kilometers long and 16 km wide, with a surface area of 330 square kilometers and a maximum depth of 46 meters.   As it is free of Bilharzias (schistosomiasis), unlike all other freshwater lakes in Ethiopia, Lake Langano is popular with tourists and city dwellers for its swimming, water sport, horse riding, forest walking and mountain biking activities. The lake is brown in color and surrounded by number of resort hotels and lodges, as well as one can experience variety of wildlife around the lake, which includes hippos, monkeys, baboons, warthogs, and a huge variety of birds.


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