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Sof Omar Caves- Ethiopia

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Follow the road east from Goba for 120 kilometres (74 miles), through a low valley filled with thorn trees and weird funnels of termite hills, and you’ll come across one of the most spectacular and extensive underground caverns in the world: the Sof Omar cave system. Formed by the Web River as it changed its course in the distant past and carved a new channel through limestone foothills, the Sof Omar system is an extraordinary natural phenomenon of breathtaking beauty.

Gambela National Park

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Follow the road east from Goba for 120 kilometres (74 miles), through a low valley filled with thorn trees and weird funnels of termite hills, and you’ll come across one of the most spectacular and extensive underground caverns in the world: the Sof Omar cave system. Formed by the Web River as it changed its course in the distant past and carved a new channel through limestone foothills, the Sof Omar system is an extraordinary natural phenomenon of breathtaking beauty.

Axum-Ethiopia Tour

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Axum, the holy city of Ethiopia and resting place of the Arc of the Covenant, reached its height between the 1st and 10th century. It was a kingdom of great wealth and sophistication, controlling the caravan routes from the hinterland of Africa trading with ivory and slaves. Its kings minted gold coinage when almost no one else in the world was rich enough to afford it or sophisticated enough to require it. The Axumite kingdom's conversion to Christianity in 333 AD, during the rain of King Ezana, made Ethiopia since then a land of innumerable churches and monasteries.According to the Orthodox Church the original Ark of the Covenant, containing the tablets of stone with the 10 commandments, lies in Axum. Menelik I, the son of King Solomon and Queen Sheba, brought it with him when he returned from a visit to Jerusalem to see his father. The Ark is now rests in the St. Mary of Zion church, the oldest church in Ethiopia, under close guard of a priest. Nobody is allowed to see it. Not even the high priest of Axum.

Rock churches of Tigray-Ethiopia

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

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Lalibela: The eight wonder of the world

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

According to legend Lalibela was born as the brother of the ruling Zagwe king in the 12th century. As a child he was covered by a swarm of bees, which his mother saw as a sign of his later reign. His brother, not happy with the prophecy, tried to poison him, but did not succeed. Still, Lalibela spend three days in a deep sleep, time during which he was carried away to heaven and instructed to build the rock town he has seen there. At the same time his brother had a vision in which Jesus ordered him to resign in favor for his younger brother.

Gonder

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Some 180 km from Bahir Dar, on the northern shore of Lake Tana, lays Gondar, famous for its spectacular castles, also known as Africa’s Camelot. Emperor Fassiledes, hoping for a better residence during the raining season, founded the city in the 17th century with the construction of his first castle and the developing village. During the following decades, Gondar became the capital of the empire and remained so until the middle of the 19th century. The city was an important hub between caravan routes of the north and the south of Ethiopia.

Harer and Dire Dawa

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Located in the East of Ethiopia, about 530 km from Addis Ababa, lays the Islamic city Harar, which has recently been registered by UNESCO as a World heritage site. Perched on a gentle hill on the Ethiopian highland plateau at an altitude of 1850 m, with a mild climate and fertile soil, as well as enough water to establish a sustainable agriculture system Harar had favorable conditions for development.
It doesn't matter when you visit Harar. When the coffee bushes are in flower and the air is heavy with their strong scent, or when the ripe fruit of the orange trees glow in the sunlight, it is always lovely in Harar. Many of the Harari houses have courtyards with green plants, pots and benches, which give a sense of peace and order so characteristic for traditional Islamic life.With its numerous mosques and shrines, Harar is considered an important Islamic centre after Mecca, Mediana and Jerusalem. This old city which claims more than a millennium of history is warm and inviting and still radiates an aura of lived culture, which gives the city the touch of a living museum. The ancient wall, narrow streets lined with Harari houses, colorful, buzzling markets known for basketry and filigree silver handcraft make Harar worth a visit. Another attraction is locals who feed the wild Hyenas of the region at dusk.

Bahir Dar

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

In a scenic location, on the southern shore of Lake Tana at 1830 m altitude, lays Bahir Dar, the capital of the Amhara people. The wide avenues lined with palms and flamboyant trees as well as its relaxed atmosphere and lake side resorts make Bahir Dar a charming resort destination.Lake Tana and it's island monasteries
Lake Tana, the largest lake in Ethiopia is the source of the Blue Nile. From here it starts its long journey to Khartoum and on to the Mediterranean. The lakeshores and the islands offer a variety of habitats and make with their local and migratory birdlife an ideal place for birdwatchers.

Omo Valley Tribes Ethiopia

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

The clothing of the indigenous people is simple and effective: a short wraparound toga, enhanced with iron rings and other craft jewelry. Still, every group has its distinctive, individual style. Men and women of some tribes are further decorated with tribal scars, which are at the same time a sign of beauty and denote their standing in the community. The women walk bare breasted, wearing a simple short skirt of leather, the hems elaborately decorated with metal works.

One Day Various

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

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Various 1-day trips from Addis Ababa
 

Debre Libanos Monastery
Drive north from Addis Ababa (about 100km) to the Debre Libanos Monastery.  This monastery was founded in the 13th century by St. Tekle Haimanot, who, according to legend, prayed for 7 years straight standing on one leg until the other leg fell off.  Nearby the monastery is the Portuguese bridge, which was the first bridge in Ethiopia.  Around this area, you will hopefully see some endemic gelada baboons.  Short hikes are available in the area, with stunning views of the Jemma Valley.  Return to Addis Ababa, late afternoon.

Lake Ziway
Early morning, depart south from Addis Ababa to Lake Ziway, one of the chain of lakes found in the Great Rift Valley.  Here you will take a boat trip on Lake Ziway to the island of Tullo Gudo.  The island hosts the church of Maryam Tsion which, according to tradition, once housed the Ark of the Covenant to hide it from invaders.  After the visit, return to shore, enjoying the bountiful birdlife on this lake and possibly some hippos.  Return to Addis Ababa late afternoon.

Archeological sites of Tiya, Adadi Maryam and Melka Kunture
After breakfast, depart south from Addis Ababa to visit these archeological sites of interest.  Tiya is an ancient stellae field, with anthropomorphic statues marking burial grounds.  Tiya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Adadi Maryam is a rock-hewn church, similar to those in Lalibela.  Melka Kunture is a pre-historic tool-making site.  Return to Addis Ababa late afternoon.

Lake Wenchi
Early morning departure west from Addis Ababa to Lake Wenchi, a crater lake in a stunning location.  There are many options for activities in the area including hiking, horseback riding or a boat trip to the island monastery of Kirkos and the hot spring valley.  After the visit, return to Addis Ababa.

Debre Zeit
Depart from Addis for a short drive to Debre Zeit, home to several crater lakes and a popular weekend getaway spot for Addis Ababa residents.  You can spend the day visiting the lakes or doing some light hiking (circling Lake Hora takes 1 ½ hours).  The area is very popular for birdwatching.  There are several lake-side establishments for lunch and even a spa. Return to Addis Ababa, late afternoon.

Mt. Zuqualla
Very near to Debre Zeit is Mt. Zuqualla, an extinct volcano that offers beautiful views of the surrounding areas.  Here you can visit the monastery of Mt. Zuqualla Maryam, which may date back as far as the 4th century.  The nearby crater-lake is considered holy by the monks of the monastery.  Time permitting, you may stop for a rest in Debre Zeit before returning to Addis Ababa in the afternoon.

Menagesha National Forest
Departing west from Addis Ababa, drive to the Menagesha National Forest for some hiking.  Here you will enjoy the wildlife, such as the colobus monkeys and endemic Menelik’s bushbuck, as well as birds, including the endemic Ethiopian oriole and Abyssinian woodpecker.  You can also stop at the Gefersa Reservoir, which supplies water to Addis Ababa, and is a nice birdwatching and wildlife spot.  Return to Addis Ababa in the afternoon.

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