What makes lake Langano different from all the other lakes in Ethiopia is the fact that the water is free from any threat of Bilarzia. Therefore despite its muddy looking color, Lake langano is perfectly safe to swim in.
This unique nature of the lake has made Langano a popular week end and tourist destination. A number of hotels and resorts have been built around lake langano. Langano is also a destination for those intersted in hiking as the lake is surrounded with mountains. In addition there are a wide variety of birds for bird watchers. Although not plentyfull, Langano has enough fish resources. There are specific spots around a the lake where you can fish and enjoy a beautiful view at the same time.