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Day Trip To Entoto Mountain & Museums In Addis Ababa
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    History, Museum, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    Amharic, English

Description

Join this tour to beautiful combination of the ancient and mystical world, Addis Ababa full of beautiful churches  mosques and museums which will pull you here again and again. The buzzing city prides itself on being the hub of economic, social and political activity. 

  • Excursion In Addis Ababa & Its Surroundings expand_more
    • Visit the following landmarks in Addis Ababa:

    • National Museum, one of the most important sub- Saharan museums in all of Africa. It is home to the fossilized humanoid Lucy, as well as an amazing collection of artifacts, royal items and art.

    • Ethnographic Museum, which was the former palace of Haile Selassie and its collection, reflects the lifestyles of different ethnic groups of Ethiopia. In addition, it hosts Ethiopian art and traditional musical instruments.

    • Trinity Cathedral, famous for its stained glass paintings and its grandeur architecture. It is where Hailesilassie’s tomb is found.

    • St’ George Church, built in 1896 by Emperor Menelik II after the victory over the Italian colonizer. The museum inside houses spiritual items and royal relics.

    • Mercato, the largest open-air market in Africa.

    • Entoto Mountain, 9843 ft high and where the city was founded at first. The panoramic view from the peak is spectacular.

    • After a 90 km drive on a very good new asphalt from the capital Addis Ababa, and only 500 m from the main road; Tiya stelae field consists about 40 obelisks which stand between one and two meters high. Recent excavations revealed that the stones mark mass graves of both males and females who died between the ages of 18 and 30 and were laid to rest in a foetal position. Tiya is one of the eight UNESCO world heritage sites in Ethiopia.

    • Detour to Adadi Mariam rock-hewn church; the only southerly rock church in Ethiopia which dates back to 12th c. Short stops to visit the Oromo and Gurage people villages then drive back to Addis.

    • Drive from Addis Ababa to Debre-Zeit 42 km South of Addis Ababa and turn right to drive up the hills and climb the Mountain of Ziquala 3000m. This elevation made it a watchtower of the central Rift Valley region with cool climate on the top.

    • See the Monastery of “Zikuala Abo” at the top of the mountain. Right behind the monastery is the volcanic Crater Lake of Zikuala.

    • Drive back to Debre Zeit for lunch stop and visit some of the many volcanic crater lakes around then drive back to Addis Ababa.

What's Included
  • Car with driver and fuel

  • Entrance fees 

  • Guide service

What's Excluded
  • Accommodation

  • Meal

  • Photographing and videos fees 

  • Tips for driver and guide 

Meeting Point

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
The group size and price
1 To 4USD 100 Per Group

This is a group tour

Tour Reviews
  • Joanna

    We were polish young female tourists traveling last June to the norther historical routes, Traveling with Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours definitely turns you into a story teller. You are immersed in authentic experiences and provided with local knowledge which creates vivid memories and experiences that are beyond imaginable.

    The tours are well organised and visit all your bucket list ticks plus more. Along the way your experience is enriched with like minded people from all walks of life but most valuable your guides. It's true when they say it's the people that make the place. 

    The best thing in life are the people you meet, the places you go and the memories you make and Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours crews will not disappoint. Bona Fide Ethiopia tours along with Historical circuit completed with success, Bring on my next authentic ethiopia adventure. Thank you Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours managements.

  • Philippa
    Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours,"www.bona-fideethiopiatours.com" This is to thank you for the excellent organization you did for us during the 3 weeks we toured privately Ethiopia in March 2015. We felt safe and confident all the time! We had the pleasure to discover this beautiful country, by VIP Couch car, 4x4, to the Awash National Park, lake Langano, Arba Minch, The Omo Valley, to the south, Konso,Turmi,Jinka, Omorate, Yabelo & Yirgalem, and back to Addis Ababa. Then the trip to the north by Air, visiting the historic towns of Ethiopia. It all worked out beautifully, the car was in excellent condition, not a single problem, the driver was most reliable and careful, the guide was a very well educated man who gave us precious information about everything we asked about. The domestic flights were perfect, safe and on time! Everybody was helpful and trustworthy. It could not have been better, the time table was kept to the perfection. We even had some free times to improvise as we wanted sometimes to add some stops here and there. My wife, my two daughters and myself, we can strongly recommend anybody who wants to have a great trip in Ethiopia, to travel with Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours. Since then I have sent several friends to join a tour with your agency. Warmest Regards Philippa London
  • Simon
    We don't know anyone who had been to #Ethiopia, we searching on Internet so were keeping our fingers crossed when we booked Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours on the strength of their web site and their responsive emails from their owner, Temesgen (Tommy). They were brilliant! They looked after us really well and made our trip easy, fascinating and really good fun. Temesgen helped us to planned our itinerary (and kept calm as we kept changing it until a week before we arrived). We really needed our hands holding on this holiday and Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours were great local Tour Operator. Very comfortable recently model Toyota 4x4s too, for all the long drives. We highly recommend then for any tours in Ethiopia Simon Melbourne Australia
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