Lake Wenchi is a peaceful place, not very far from Addis Ababa. This lake, set in a crater, is home to an island monastery like those on Lake Tana. The difference? Not nearly as many visitors so that you may feel as if you’re discovering this place for the first time. A hike on the crater rim provides commanding views of the lake and the surrounding areas. Visits to the region are organized by the community, so your visits directly impact the locals.