Muger Gorge and Fields of Gold

Posted: January 8, 2016 in Ethiopia - the Secret of Africa

Raïsa Mirza

During Meskel flower season, right after the rains, the countryside is painted golden with these tiny yellow flowers. We took a short day trip to the Muger Gorge, only around 25km away from Addis. Despite the little kids around, the view was pretty great and being so close, it was a nice getaway from the city. It was a little difficult to find initially, you drive towards Debre Libanos but turn at a side road that leads to a concrete factory. Absolutely no tourists around but lots of curious local kids came up to say hello.

There was also a small local troupe of geladas that were a little difficult to get to. I think their normal experience with humans does not always end so well as getting a picture taken. The kids were throwing rocks at them to scare them away and we had to stop them. They looked…

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