A place of considerable interest, Wondo Genet is situated about 17 kms beyond Shashemane with a wonderful farm area of mainly coffee banana, papaya, and avocado . It has a popular hot spring resort, set on the side of a hill surrounded by a thick forest and renowned for its bird life.
Passing by Nazareth at 120 km. lies the famous resort area of Sodere. Sodere takes the advantage of the volcanic mineral springs that bubble to the surface to fill its two blue swimming pools with clear warm water. The nearby Awash River lends a part of its riverine forest in the form of giant shade trees.
Vervet monkeys and baboons play in the river side trees; crocodiles and hipposare frequently seen in this stretch of the Awash and as in most places in Ethiopia, the bird species here are practically too numerous to mention.
At the Horacallo bridge it is possible to turn left along a track which leads to the lake. There are good camping spots here along the northern shore however, the main track to the lake is at about 210 and 215 kms leading left to the Wabe Shebele and Bekele Mola Hotels, beach and camping ground respectively:
The soft brown waters of Langano are set against the blue backdrop of the Arsi Mountains soaring4,000 meters high.
A few birds make Langano their home but this resort is less for the nature lover than sportsman and sun worshipper. Here you can water ski and sail, swim or bask in the blazing sun on the sloping sandy beach. European food is served in the hotel restaurant but the tilapia is good and cooking freshly caught fish over the camp fire has its own special attraction. The local Oromo women are often prepared to sell jewellery or utensils; copper bracelets or brass; bead necklaces and cowry shell decorated milk pots.