1/2 Day -1 Day Ethiopian Capital Addis,Ambo &Wonchi;,DebreBirhan & Ankober,DebreLibanos,MelkaKunture

Language Amharic, Czech, English, French, German, Hebrew (modern), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish
Price 350 USD for tour
Capacity Any number of people
Duration 1 day

Half and Full Days visiting sites around Addis Ababa

MelkaKunture

MelkaKuture is located 50 km southwest of Addis Ababa, on the left side of the Alemgena-Butajira road. This archeological site (dating back to over 1.5 million years old) is believed to be the home of Neolithic man.

Adadi Mariam

About 90 km south of Addis Ababa is the Adadi Mariam rock hewn Cave Church dating back to the Lalibela era. It is one of the holiest places in the region. The area is surrounded by beautiful hills.

MenageshaSupa Forest & Addis Alem

The MenageshSupha Forest, some 35 km west of Addis Ababa, is densely wooded with some 400 years old trees. It is sanctuary for several endemic birds and animals such as the Abyssinan Catbird and Menelik Bush Buck.Addis Alem, founded by Menelik II as its capital before he moved back to Addis Ababa, is famous town for the church of Debre Zion on the top of a small hill.

Ambo &Wonchi;

Ambo is situated 126 km west of Addis Ababa, and it is the home of the very popular bottled Ambo Mineral water. From here, you first proceed either to the beautiful volcanic Crater Lake of Wonchi or to the Spectacular Gudar falls and its vineyards.

DebreLibanos

105 km north of Addis Ababa is the 13th Century monastery of DebreLibanos. Nearby, the picturesque Jema gorge is famed for its 16th Century bridge known as the “ Portuguese Bridge”

The Blue Nile Gorge

The Blue Nile Gorge is situated 225 km North West of Addis Abeba, Ths majestic & enormous gorge is the most captivatins gorge in Africa. It has a magnificent captivating physical feature & natural beauty.

DebreBirhan & Ankober

DebreBirhan is 130 km north east of Addis Ababa, and one of the oldest towns in the country. It is renowned for its wool production and weavers. Close by is Ankober, with the ruins of one of Menelik’s palaces, and great view across the escarpment.

Rift Valley Lakes (Zeway, Langano, Abyata&Shala;)

Ethiopia’s Rift Valley, which known to the world as an ornithologist’s paradise, is part of the Great Rift Valley of East Africa. It offers spectacular chain of lakes, and hot springs nestling in the depth of the valley.

Each of the seven Rift Valley Lakes has its own characteristics, inhabits a great number of wild animals and bird species, and provides ideal habitats for the exuberant variety of flora & fauna that makes the region a wonderland for naturalists and tourists.

Debrezeit/ Bishoftu/

The small resort town of Debrezeit (Bishoftu) in only one-hour’s drive southeast of Addis Ababa, at an altitude of 1900 meters. It enjoys a warm climate and surrounded by a series of lovely Crater Lakes, full of bird life, and excellent for walking.

Sodere

Sodere is located 126 km southeast of Addis Ababa. It is a very popular resort area with a hotel complex, Olympic site swimming pools, spas and enlivening climate. Sodere takes advantage of the volcanic mineral springs, which bubble in several spots the nearby Awash River, lends its riverine forest in the form of giant shade trees.

Historic & Modern Addis Ababa

Historic Addis Ababa

Sightseeing of Historic Addis Ababa includes Menelik Mausoleum, St.George Cathedral, Grand Market /Not Sundays/. Mt.Entoto to admire the stupendous view over the city with its surrounding plains and volcanic cones - Mt.Zukala to the south and the Blue Nile Gorge to the north. On the return call in at the Archeological museum.

Addis Ababa Modern

A half day city tour takes in visits to Africa Hall (the Head Quarters UNECA), Trinity Cathedral, Lions cage, the Ethnological Museum of Addis Ababa University (not Sundays), and the Handicraft centre (not Sundays)

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