Addis Ababa, the national capital, is about 230 miles (370 kilometers) north of Shakiso.
Those with a little more time in Ethiopia can take a trip and discover other great places to stop surrounding Shakiso.
For a glimpse into the spiritual side of Shakiso, why not make a stop at the region's many churches.
Follow your interests and book one of the wildlife spotting tours and wildlife safaris. There are plenty to choose from in Ethiopia.
Try typical Ethiopia dishes and get to the core of the local cuisine. Niter kibbeh (clarified butter and ginger) and also ayibe (cottage cheese) are popular here. Two local favorites worth tracking down are gored gored (raw beef) are himbasha (bread). After the main course dishes are cleared away order the delicious popcorn. Lifter tella is a much-loved beer here. So head to the nearest drinking establishment, pull up a stool and see what you think. Have a try of a common drinks in the region, namely Ambo mineral water.
When it's finally time to bid goodbye to Shakiso, head to the nearest major airport located in Addis Ababa, 220 miles (354 kilometers) to the north.