City tour of Addis
Ababa, which includes the National or Archeological Museum, which represents the national history of the country with its
archeological findings and collection of fossils, where the skeleton of "Lucy" dated back to 3.5 million years,
is found. Drive to Mount Entoto through the eucalyptus forest to see the spectacular panoramic scenery over the city of Addis
Ababa. The Trinity Cathedral that is architecturally very unique to both Ethiopia and Africa. The Grand open air market "Markato”,
one of the biggest open-air markets in Africa.
LIBANOS MONASTERY AND BLUE NILE GORGE
Drive North of Addis Ababa passing through a series of
small towns to reach the monastery of Debre Libanos some 105 km away. This monastery was built in the 13th C. by the renowned
Ethiopian religious father Abuna Tekle Haymanot (later Saint). This monastery served as a religious center to the Central
part of Ethiopia. After driving 200km from Addis, you will meet the panoramic view of the Blue-Nile Gorge. The land formation
and the road winding down about 1000m below the gorge requires more time to amaze and for photographing.
LAKE TANA AND BLUE NILE FALLS
Take a boat trip
over Lake Tana to see the medieval monasteries located on the islands such as Kibran Gebriel and Ura Kidanemeheret. In the
afternoon, drive some 35 km south of Bahir Dar to see the Blue Nile falls- Tiss Issat; and visit the source of the Blue Nile,
the Weyto village, and the Bezawit palace (temporary resting palace of Emperor Haile Selassie).
Visit the medieval capital of Ethiopia founded by King Fasiledes In this tour, you will
see the royal enclosure-the palace that was built by emperor Fasiledes in 1636 that is similar with that of Europe. The Portuguese
soldiers that numbered 400 led by Don Christopher Da Gama, who came in 1541 to assist the Christians in the war against the
Muslims influenced Ethiopian architecture of the medieval period. You can also see the bath palace of Fasiledes, the Quesquam
enclosure, the beautiful church of Debre Birhan Sellassie with its wonderful murals and paintings and Qusqam Monastery.
FALASHA VILLAGE IN GONDAR
Visit the Falasha village (the
village of ancient Jewish community) and ascending facing towards the Semien Mountains. After 35 km drive, you will have
a stop at Kossoye to see the marvelous land formation of Zagol Amba (literarily Corry shell shaped mountain)
Axum is believed to have been the first Ethiopian
capital from the 1st to the 10th century A.D. Christianity was introduced here during the 4th century A.D. You can visit the
park of the stele, carved out of one single granite stone of the pre Christianity Era, the palace and tombs of two of the
Axumite Emperors (Kaleb and Gebre Meskel), and the old and new St. Mary Churches of Axum. Visit the palace remnants of the
legendary Queen of Sheba, her swimming pool, Inscriptions of Ezana and Archeological Museums.
Debre Damo is the first monastery in the country built in the beginning of the 6th
C. by a religious father named Abuna Aregawi. Visit also, Adigrat that is uniquely a town influenced by Catholics.
Lalibela is the site of eleven remarkable rock hewn monolithic
churches, that were built by King Lalibela, in the late12thor13thc. These notable structures are carved, inside and outside
of the solid rock, and are considered among the eight wonders of the world.
Adewa was a battlefield where the colonial power-the Italians met the Ethiopian forces in 1896 and the Ethiopians
achieved a great victory. Some 65 km far from Axum is an historical site named Yeha sheltered in the mountains. In Yeha there
is a temple-predated Axum. The Temple of Moon was used as a place of worship. In the 6th C. A.D. the Ethiopian Orthodox church
replaced it and St. Mary's church was built near to it. Next some 75 km from Axum, there is the first and the oldest monastery
of Debre-Damo. This Flat topped plateau was serving as a royal prison to the kings of Axum and later used as a monastery since
the 6th century.
Visit the breathtaking mountains
and gorges with the endemic animals such as the Gelada baboons. This area is unique with its flora and fauna.
You will trek up to the head of the valley and the village of
Mizma where you will get your first view of your imposing goal. To reach it you will contour round a number of steep
gullies ascending all the time until you find yourself on a rocky plateau, which is dominated by the three peaks the
middle one being the tallest. It is then a relatively easy scramble to the top of one of Africa's highest mountains.
Drive through the Great Rift Valley to
the Bale Mountains National Park.. You will be watching the marvelous folded Bale Mountains with its spectacular scenary,
unique flora and fauna, which is the habitat of the endemic Mountain Nyala (an endemic Gazelle family). At Dinsho, you will
collect your entrance fee.
Here we find
the endemic Semien Fox that is living in unique habitat. The elevation is more than 4000 m high and the area is a catchments
area for forty streams. Further drive to the market place of Dolo Mena will take you to the virgin forest.
AWASH NATIONAL PARK
In the evening you can take a game drive. Awash National Park's attractions include
nearly 400 recorded bird species, a variety of mammals including greater and lesser kudu, Soemmering’s gazelle, Beisa
Oryx, Salt’s dik dik, the Awash River and Falls, Fentale Crater and Filwoha Hot Springs. NETCHSAR NATIONAL PARK Netchsar
National Park is found between the two lakes of Abaya and Chamo. In this park you can see the Zebras, Gazelle, the endemic
antelope Swyne hartebeest and others. Driving towards lake Chamo, you can see many Crocodiles in the Crocs market. Here, people
usually call it Crocs market because they see many of them gathered there. However, it is a hatching ground and they are take
care of their eggs. MAGO NATIoNAL PARK Go on a game drive and to label your campsite. From the national park, you drive to
the Mursi village in order to see the culture of the Mursi tribe in the isolated village. The Mursi women decorate themselves
by clay and wooden plates on their lips and ear lobes. In the evening, you will have a game drive in order to see more wild
animals. In this park, there are Lions, Elephants, Zebras, Antelopes and others. If you would like further information about
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