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In and around Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa City Tour (Half Day)

This half day city tour of Addis Ababa includes the panoramic view of the city from Entoto Mountain, the National Museum where one can see different archaeological findings and the «Mercato» one of the biggest open-air markets in Africa.

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Addis Ababa City Tour (Full Day)

In addition to the sights of the «Addis Ababa Half Day City Tour». This includes in addition a traditional Ethiopian Lunch and a visit to the Menelik II Mausoleum, Africa Hall and the Museum of Institute of Ethiopian Studies.

DEBRE-ZEYIT CRATER LAKES (Half Day)

Drive 45 kms. south of Addis Ababa through scenic countryside to arrive in Debra-Zeyit and visit the crater lakes of Hora and Bishoftu where many species of birds can be seen. You will enjoy a short boat trip on Lake Hora before returning to Addis Ababa.

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WOLISO HOT WATER SPRINGS (Full Day)

Drive 115 km along the western road out of Addis Ababa crossing fertile land to arrive at Woliso. After lunch, one can swim or take a bath in the hot spring of Woliso, believed to be a curing spring against some illnesses.

MELKA-KUNTURE & ADADI MARIAM (Half Day)

Drive 62 km. on the Addiss-Buatjira direction to visit the paleontolgical site of Meleka-Kenture, which is nearly 2 million years old. A few kilometers further south from Meleka-Kenture, visit the rock-hewn church of Adadi Mariam built in the 13th century.

MRNAGESHA FOREST (Half Day)

Menagesha is located 35 km. west of Addis Ababa. On the way visit Gefersa water supply reservoir and its many birds including the Blue Winged Goose, the Black Headed Siskin, Rougets Rail, etc. Walk through the forest of Menagesha Mountain which is covered with many different types of trees like “Tid” (Giant Juniper), “Zigba” (Podocarpus Gracilior) and “Kosso” (Hyginea Abyssinca) some of which are over 400 years old. Drive back to Addis Ababa arriving at noon.

AMBO & WONCHI CRATER LAKE (Full Day)

Drive to Ambo, which is located 125 km. west of Addis. Pass by Lake Gefersa and arrive at Addis Alem Church built during the reign of Menelik II. Arrive at Ambo for lunch and after visit Lake Wonchi before driving back to Addis Ababa.

DEBRE-ZEYIT & MOUNT ZUQUALA (Full Day)

Pass through the industrial area south of Addis and continue driving to Debre-Zeyit. Visit the crater lake of Bishoftu and then proceed to Lake Hora for a boat trip. After lunch, drive to Mount Zuquala with its crater lake and monastery to find a stupendous panoramic view of the Rift Valley to the east, Mount Entoto and Addis Ababa to the north. Drive back to Addis Ababa in the late afternoon.

DEBRE-LIBANOS & BLUE NILE GORGE (Full Day)

Situated some 103 kms. north of Addis Ababa there is a side road leading to the ancient monastery of Debre Libanos. On the way, endemic mammals such as Gelada Baboon as well as some endemic birds can be seen. Proceed to Blue Nile Gorge. Drive back to Addis Ababa in the late afternoon.

Blue Nile River

SUBA FOREST & ADDIS ALEM (Full Day)

Drive west of Addis to arrive at Suba, the nearest forest park pf the capital city. A walk through the forest and picnic is enjoyable. After lunch, drive to Addis Alem to visit the church of Saint Mary with its beautiful paintings. It was built during the reign of Menelik II. Drive back to Addis Ababa in the afternoon.

Church painting
 
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