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ADDIS ABABA & SUROUNDINGS

Program: Addis Ababa City
Tour Duration: Half-day
Code: STEAA 001
Transport: Land


Visit the National Museum that exhibits numerous antiquates, historical relics, archaeological and pale-ontological objects including the 3.5 million year old skeleton of Lucy; one of the fine Ethiopian Orthodox Churches, St. George Cathedral that contains several interesting modern paintings and mosaics St. George Cathedral; Mercato - biggest open market of its kind in Africa and the commanding panoramic view point Mount Entoto which offers the stupendous view of the city.  


Program: Addis Ababa City Tour
Duration: Full-day
Code: STEAA 002
Transport: Land


In addition to the “STEAA 001” the Ethnological Museum that provides very interesting overview of Ethiopian crafts, culture and art; Holy Trinity Cathedral known for its interior paintings and Handicrafts Center that offers the rich legacy of traditional handicrafts that serve as a perfect souvenir.


Program: Melka-Kunture & Adadi Mariam
Duration: Half-day
Code: STEAA 003
Transport: Land


Situated at 60km south-west of Addis Ababa Melka-Kunture is a famous archaeological site where fossils of pre history age as well as stone tools dating 1.5 million years have been discovered. Few km drives this point can be reached Adadi Mariam Cave Church believed to date back to the 13th century and gives a good indication of the Lalibela rock-hewn churches of the 12th century.


Program: Debre-Libanos & Blue Nile Gorge
Duration: Full-day
Code: STEAA 004
Transport: Land


If you think Grand Canyon is impressive, try paying a visit to its Africa cousin - Blue Nile Gorge. Situated 210km north of Addis Ababa and with about one mile width and depth, the Blue Nile Gorge is one of the most spectacular gorges in the world comparable in scale to the Arizona’s version. On the way after 100km drive is the renowned monastery of Debre Libanos, founded in the 13th century in a magnificent 700m-high canyon.


Program: Sodore
Duration: Full-day
Code: STEAA 005
Transport: Land


Sodore, at 126 km south of Addis Ababa, is a very popular resort area. To reach there the road passes through some interesting towns of Kaliti, Akaki, Debre Zeit, Mojo and Nazareth. Swimming in the Olympic size pool filled with warm mineral water is very tempting. The huge riverside trees offer shade and shelter to entertaining monkeys and birds of varied species.


Program: Ambo
Duration: Full-day
Code: STEAA 006
Transport: Land


For swimmers and hikers, Ambo at 125 km west of Addis Ababa is an ideal place. The road takes you through Gefersa, one of Addis Ababa’s water supply reservoir and fertile farmland. The main attractions of this area are, Wonchi Crater Lake, Guder River Falls and the Vineyard.


Program: Ankober
Duration: Full-day
Code: STEAA 007
Transport: Land


Ankober had been the political center from mid 18th till Addis Ababa became the capital of the Ethiopian Empire. Located at 172km North East of Addis Ababa and 43km East of Debre Berhan, Ankober offers spectacular scenery overlooking the Great Rift Valley; a unique monastery with Judeo-Christian tradition and ruins of Emperor Menelik’s Palace. An overnight stay can also be arranged at Ankober Lodge.

 
National Parks in Ethiopia
  • Semien Mountains National Park (North)
  • Bale Mountains National Park (Southeast)
  • Nech SAR National Park (South)
  • Mago National Park (South)
  • Omo National Park (South)
  • Awash National Park (East)
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