Waliso or Woliso (also known as Ghion, which is also transliterated “Giyon” which was given by emperor Haile Selassie I and this name was no longer used after the fall of his regime as the town has the original name Waliso ) is a town and separate woreda in central Ethiopia. Located in the Debub Mirab Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region, 114 km southwest of Addis Ababa, it has a latitude and longitude of 8°32′N 37°58′E with an elevation of 2063 meters above sea level. Waliso is the administrative center of this Zone.

Wolisso is a great green 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 Negash Lodge.

Another option is a unique flight from the stunning Wenchi Crater lake which is close to Wolliso (45 minute drive). Wenchi is a highland area (malaria free), situated in Oromia Regional state in South West Shewa Zone, 155 km west of Addis Ababa. The area is famed for its beautiful mountainous landscape, used partly as farmland and partly covered by natural forest. An old monastery with a church is situated on one of the lake islands. Other attractions included the hot mineral springs, waterfalls and dramatic valleys around the lake.

For flights from Wenchi Crater we organize a balloon flight package in combination with caping on the shores of the lake. Contact us for more information on this unique package.

In Wolisso / Wenchi Crater Lake we can only accomodate chartered private flights. Read more on our private flights.


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