Hawassa (Amharic: አዋሳ?, also spelled Awassa or Hawassa) is a city in Ethiopia, on the shores of Lake Awasa in the Great Rift Valley. It is located 285 km south of Addis Ababa via Debre Zeit, 130 km east of Sodo, and 75 km north of Dilla. The town serves as the capital of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region, and is a special zone of this region. It lies on the Trans-African Highway 4 Cairo-Cape Town, and has a latitude and longitude of 7°3′N 38°28′ECoordinates: 7°3′N 38°28′E and an elevation of 1708 meters above sea level.
When we fly in the Hawassa area we mostly take-off from the lush green and mountaineous Wonde Genet Area (10 KM East of Hawassa). It is a beautiful green area full of mountain creeks and hot springs.
Hawassa / Wonde Genet is a great area to fly over. Because of the early meeting time (05.30 AM) we recommend to combine your balloon flight with as stay at the beautiful Haile Resort Hawassa.
In Hawassa / Wonde Genet we can only accomodate chartered private flights. Read more on our private flights.