Lake Langano is the preferred place for weekenders from Addis Abeba. It is one of the few Rift Valley Lakes without the danger of bilharzia. The old growth forest on the eastside of the lake is a great place for nature lovers and birdwatchers. Several nice lodges such as Bishangari Eco Lodge and Sabana Lodge can be found on the shores of the lake that offer a nice and calm environment for a few relaxed days.