Bishangari, Lake Langano

It may not be possible to expect the unexpected, but – since Bishangari offers you five different habitats – you should at least prepare to be surprised.

Your first surprise could arrive as you approach Bishangari. At how many other resorts are you welcomed by noisy monkeys and wild warthogs? How many places offer you a traditional afternoon coffee ritual, followed by a meeting with the local hippos? Where else can you walk on the dry pumice stone banks of a beautiful lake? Or go riding in a forest, your horse quietly picking its way between 500 year old trees?

At Bishangari, surprises are a natural part of your tailor-made holiday to Ethiopia. Set on the banks of Lake Langano the resort invites you to visit waterfalls, watch baboons and colobus monkeys, spot up to 400 different species of birds and explore habitats like wetlands, beaches, forests, dry pumice rocks and acacia scrub.

Bishangari, at a glance

  • Back-to-nature, eco lake side resort on the banks of Lake Langano
  • Just 250 km south of Addis Ababa
  • Traditionally-styled bungalows with thatched roofs
  • Crafted using local materials wherever possible and ecologically-aware principles
  • Huge floor-to-ceiling windows leading to large shaded verandas
  • All have private individual settings and great lake views
  • Decorated with traditional artefacts
  • Rustic restaurant serving excellent food beneath a thatched roof 
  • Two storey bar in a 400 year old tree

For leisure and pleasure

  • Explore five different habitats – wetlands, beach and lake, forest, dry pumice rocks and acacia scrub
  • Lake swimming with small lake side beach
  • Fishing and boating
  • Sublime bird watching with over 400 different species seen locally
  • Visits to see the local hippos
  • Horse riding through 500 year old forest
  • Mountain bike tours
  • Stroll along the pumice stone banks of Lake Langano
  • Photograph magical sunsets across the lake
  • Local music and traditional dancing in the evenings
  • Afternoon coffee ceremonies
  • We were asked 2 or 3 times 'how did you find this place?' which was well off the usual tourist track. Answer: we didn’t, our agent (you) did!

    CWW, Chile, 2014


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7