2 Day Excursions out of Addis Ababa
On your arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, after clearing immigration and customs welcome by
Dream Africa Tours Representative and get transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day relaxing at your hotel or
sightseeing of Addis Ababa.
• Visiting Historical places, monuments, and museums.
• Exploring cultural life with excellent art galleries, traditional restaurants, and live music venues.
• Enjoying panoramic views, scenic land escapes
• Tasting Ethiopian‟s food
• Offer good evening lively Nightlife Entertainment
Today following your hearty breakfast you will have a day excursion out of Addis Ababa. Pick up from the hotel at 8.00 am and then head north on the Gojjam road to Debre Libanos, about 110km from Addis Ababa, or approximately two hours‟ drive. Debre Libanos is an important monastic center for Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, the monastery there was founded by the renowned 13th-century mystic, Saint Tekle Haimanot and there is a small cave near the church (where he is said to have stood for seven years on one leg, until the other wasted away and dropped off.
On this tour, visitors can combine history and culture with some good bird-watching, as they pass through the Sululta
Plain there comes a lot of birds, Black-winged plovers, Wattled Ibis, Blue-winged geese, Common Cranes, and Wheat ears.
Set off at 7.00, heading west on the Jimma road. Take a turn left after the town of Sebeta to Mount Wuchacha and the Menegasha forest - the 50 km journey takes about 1 1⁄2 hours. The Emperor Zera Yacob (1434-1468), noticing the degradation of the forest around Mount Wechecha, initiated what was perhaps the first reforestation and conservation measure in the region by having Juniper trees planted. Take a picnic lunch, making your way up through the forest towards the top of Mount Wechecha. Here there are abundant of birds including the Abyssinian Catbird, Banded Barbet, Golden-backed Woodpecker, Black-headed Forest Oriole, Wattled Ibis, Yellow-fronted Parrot, Black-winged Lovebird, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Crowned Eagle and Narina‟s Trogan. Among the wildlife species recorded here are Menelik‟s Bushbuck, Leopard rarely seen), Colobus Monkey, Serval, Grey Duiker, Hyaena, Warthog, Porcupine, and Civet Cat.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Many thanks & have a safe flight.