Formerly known as Debre Zeyit, Bishoftu is located just 47 km (less than a one hour drive) southeast of the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. Bishoftu is home to seven beautiful crater lakes, gorgeous weather, unique cultural events like our famous "Irrecha" festival, and also the location of some of the country's finest resorts .
Bishoftu is a lively town and a great destination for any kind of visit: from a day trip with family to a weekend getaway. Bishoftu is an ideal destination for special events like weddings, and is also home to training centers and meeting facilities ideal for business tourism.
Bishoftu is now becoming a center of trade, industry, transport and different attraction sites. At presently, the city is divided into the shire (rural) kebeles and nine urban kebeles.
We invite you to explore our destination and this website, which we hope helps you plan your next visit to beautiful Bishoftu!