Program: Addis Ababa City ( Code: SET 001 )
Tour Duration: Half-day
Code: SET 001
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 ( Code: SET 002 )
Code: SET 002
In addition to the “SET 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
Program: Melka-Kunture & Adadi Mariam ( Code: SET 003 )
Code: SET 003
Situated at 60km south-west of Addis Ababa Melka-Kunture is a famous
archaeological site where fossils and prehistoric 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: Ankober ( Code: SET 004 )
Code: SET 004
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
Program: Sodore ( Code: SET 005 )
Code: SET 005
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
Program: Ambo ( Code: SET 006 )
Code: SET 006
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: Debre-Libanos & Blue Nile Gorge ( Code: SET 007 )
Code: SET 007
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: Rift valley ( Code: SET 008 )
Duration: 2 days/ 1night
Code: SET 008
Drive to Awassa, on the way Lake Ziway, Abayata, Shalla and Langano. o/n Hotel.
Lake Awassa bird watching & fishing. After lunch, at Wondogenet hot spring
Resort and back to Addis Ababa
Program: Awash N. Park ( Code: SET 009 )
Duration: 2 days/ 1night
Code: SET 009
Drive to Awash National park. After lunch, game drive and bird watching. o/n.
More wild game, Awash falls, Fentalle hot spring and drive back to Addis Ababa.
name of this sprawling capital city means “New
Flower.” Founded by Emperor Menelik II in 1887 and
situated at between 2300 - 2500 meters, Addis Ababa is
the third highest capital in the world. Today it's one
of African's largest cities with a population of about
2 million and the continent's premier diplomatic
center as the headquarters for African Union located
here. Impressive monuments of colonial architecture
are scattered among stretches of sun-bleached shacks.
Addis Ababa , besides its many attractive sites, lies
at the centre of an area rich in places of interest,
most of which can be visited either as a half or full
Wonchi Crator Lake
The beautiful wonchi crater-lake located 32km south
west of Ambo the most spectacular natural scenery near
to the nations capital. Evergreen chains of mountain
peaks surround the lake. The hot spring at the foot of
the mountain, the peninsula and the islands in the
lake are some of the striking features.
It is an archeological site 52 km south west of Addis
Ababa on the bank of Awash River, on the way to
Butajira. Fossils and prehistoric tools dating back to
more than one million years are found in this place.
Adadi Mariam is an underground church curved out of
the surrounding soft rock .It is found 16 km away from
Melka Kunture on the way to Butajira. Numerous gates,
windows and trenches are found around the church.
These stalae are located twenty km further from Adadi
Mariam, a church believed to have been found between
12th –15th century. The 36 stalae, which are probably
tomb stones are listed as world heritage by UNESCO.
The lakes of Debereziet have been the most popular
recreation and resort centers for residents of Addis
Ababa and the surrounding areas. These lakes offer
water sports (boat riding ,surfing e.t.c) bird
watching, fishing and sight seeing opportunities.
This resort place is found 127 km from the capital and
27 km from the town of Nazareth. Sodore spa resort is
the most popular destination for weekend visitors and
the only well developed hot spring resort center
located near the capital. The site offers therapeutic
hot springs bath, Olympic size swimming pool, fishing,
trekking and good accommodation and related services.
Awash National park which is located about 225 km East
of Addis Ababa is the oldest, most popular and
relatively better developed national park in the
country. The wildlife consists mainly of East African
plain animals like greater and lesser kudus. Oryx,
bush buck, dik-dik, gazelle, fox, and klipspringer
e.t.c. The park is also a habitat for about 453
species of birds among which some are endemic to
Ethiopia The Awash River is one of the main features
of the park, particularly the water –falls, at the
point where the river drops into a gorge. The other
beautiful scenic area in the park is the palm spring,
which is a hot spring site some 32km west of the main
Lake Langano located in the central rift valley, about
200 km south east of Addis, is the most popular water
sports, boat riding and bathing ground.
are scattered accommodation and resort facilities
along the lake, among which Wabe shebelle, Bekele Mola
and Bishangari, could be mentioned.
These two rift valley lakes are very near to Lake
Langano and are noted for their abundance of bird
life, described by experts as the most important
breeding colony of birds in East Africa. The two lakes
are separated by a small strip of land (about 3km) and
could be seen from “view Point” just a few meters from
the park head quarter.