Day Trips from Addis Ababa for AU Sumitt 2015

Posted: January 27, 2015 in Ethiopia - the Secret of Africa
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Are you a guest, journalist, diplomats want a day trip out of Addis Ababa.  Here are list of day excursion. Enjoy your stay.

Day Trips Tour packages from – Addis Ababa 

Melkam-Kunture, Adadi Mariam Rock-Hewn Church & Tiya

Right after breakfast, an early morning drive will take you to Melka-Kunture (50 Km from Addis Ababa) Prehistoric Site & one of the most important archaeological sites in Ethiopia.

After that you will drive to the main road around 5 Km then you will turn to the right to Adadi Marim Rock church (13 Km gravel road from the junctions). Adadi Mariam, a 13th century rock-hewn church that is Ethiopia’s southernmost church of its type.

You will drive back to the main road and drive 30 Km to the south to Tiya. Tiya is a UNESCO heritage, where of a peculiar type of engraved, grave marking standing stelae, believed to have been erected between the 12th and 14th centuries stand.

Debre Libanos Church & Portuguese Bridge

You will have an early breakfast and drive to Debre Libanos Monastery (105 Km North-west of Addis Ababa). It was founded in the 13th century by Abune Tekle Haymanot (owns ecclesiastical, cultural and historical relics, and boasts a rare grove of trees that have disappeared from elsewhere in the region).

Then after taking a tea/coffee break at Ethio-Germany lodge continue your visit of the 17th century Portuguese bridge. In the afternoon, you will drive back to Addis Ababa.

Menagesha Forest

You will have breakfast & drive to Menagesh Suba-State Forest via Sebeta (50 Km from Addis Ababa).  It has many wildlife such as the duiker, colobus monkey and endemic Menelik bushbuck can be seen. Bird life is abundant in this densely wooded area where Rougets’ rail, blue-winged goose and black-headed siskin.

Wonchi Crater Lake

An early morning drive will take you to 150 km west of Addis to visit the village of Wonchi where you will enjoy a trek down to the shore of the Crater Lake Wonchi. By boat, reach an interesting church found on the island. The scenic beauty of the crater, walking, horse riding, boat trip to the island monastery.

Contact Info:

Kebrabe Matewos

FANOS Ethiopia Tours

Mobile:   +251 (0) 913170579 26696 Code 1000


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