LLT015 - Specialized City Tour Of One And A Half Day
Walking tour for individuals on their day in Addis or transfers or business conference attendants Escorted service to the National Museum, where the 3.5 million old human fossil is kept Other magnificent museum of different ethnic groups, Addis Ababa City Museum and church museums. The museum that displays the history of the 115-year-old official capital of Africa with related objects is also one of the attractions. For philatelists, there is a postal museum exhibiting some of the oldest stamps and the development of postal service in the country (one of the earliest in the world with telephone usage just after its invention) A city zoo inhabiting a special last and rare species of "Abyssinian Lions." Ancient churches of St. Raguel, St. Rafael and modern built churches of St.
Mikael & Holy Trinity. The largest open-air market in the whole Africa, Merkato. Visit of Traditional wear making and cloth market shiro meda above the US embassy (famous spot for JICA volunteers). Also includes are monuments and graveyards of Menelik (a modern Ethiopia establisher) and Haile Selassie both with their wives. Special street tour and village walk expedition will be included. Souvenir and traditional dinner and traditional dance will be arranged at own cost.
City tour of Addis
2: Bus conducted visit of museums, Entoto view with an altitude of 3200m (this makes Addis the 3rd highest capital in the world) Holy Trinity to see Frescos and typical Basilica church, St. George church with its octagonal architecture, The grand open- air market, merkato.
1 to 2 day excursions from Addis
Day 1, Starting an early drive to Debre Zeyit 45km, and see crater Lake with different bird species. Continue and have a rest at the Koka dam (artificial lake on Awash river). Next stop at Ziway (165km) and spot various special birds. Fishermen can also be spotted with their traditional methods of catching a fish. After having lunch we will proceed to Awassa and overnight in a hotel.
Day- 2, Visit the Fish Market of Awassa, and watch various species of birds feeding on the leftovers. Lunch at Wondo Genet and enjoy by swimming in the natural hot spring water. You can also spot colobus monkey and various birds.
Day- 3, Drive to Lake Abiata-Shala National Park (Bird Sanctuary), which Shala Lake is famous for its natural hot water (used as a medicine by locals) and it is also breeding ground of birds and Abiata Lake is a feeding ground. Lunch will be at Langano Lakeside hotel and enjoy the golden water. Drive back to Addis.
Debre Libanos NW of Addis 110km, for 2:15 hrs drive.
The monastery of Debre Libanos is established in the 13ts century. In addition to the spiritual purposes the area is nice to spot bird life and endemic baboon, bleeding heart baboon.
West of Addis is the Forest of Menagesha 50km to spot different birds species. It is 1 and half drive and we will pass through potters markets and head to one of the mountains that surround Addis. Here in the 15th century the kind Zera Jacob initiated, may be, the first reforestation program and we will have picnic lunch in here . We can spot some of the bigger animals like warthog, hyena, porcupine and civet cat and various birds. When returning we will drive through Menelik's old abandoned palace and see his kitchen, residence hall, dinning hall, and the church, which was originally for, worship purpose. The older paintings and the cloths of some of the older ruler are displayed in a room (museum) and are worth visiting.
Melka kuntore, Adadi Mariam, Tiya.
One of the many UNESCO world heritage sites where ancient axes, instruments and fossils are found. They are unique experience with short distance from the capital. 1st stop is an important ancient archeological site and lies in Awash River. The 2nd is a rock-hewn church (probably the continuation of the Lalibela churches). The last place will be for standing stella, which stretches across parts of southern Ethiopia. They are the 13th, or 14th century products and contain import graveyard. Recently taken archeological digging revealed the remains of people between the ages 18-30 of both genders.
Sodore hot springs one of the favorite pass time with hot springs and swimming pool. We can expect to see vervet monkey, baboons, and crocodile on Awash River. Some other lakeside resort hotels, Langano with both government and private (The most luxurous and expensive) accommodation and recreational centers are found and can be included according to your interests and wants.
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