Debre libanose monastries

Day Trip From Addis Ababa See Historical Monastery,Stunning Nature,Animals,Birds


Explore Ethiopia’s nature and culture on this guided excursion.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Guided Tours, History
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
  • Group Size Large Group
All about the Day Trip From Addis Ababa See Historical Monastery,Stunning Nature,Animals,Birds.

Explore Ethiopia’s nature and culture on this guided excursion. After an airport pickup, visit one of the country’s oldest monasteries, Debre Libanos, and see its tombs, museum, and the nearby cave where its founding saint prayed. Head to the Blue Nile Gorge and admire amazing views while watching for Ethiopia’s endemic Gelada monkey.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered We will pick all clients from the hotel, guest house, and any other accommodation requested for pick up We will pick all our clients also from Addis Ababa Bole Int Airport based on the flight time We will pick any guests stays in Addis Ababa either from their home or homestays …


Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • All Attraction Fee Is Included
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Dinner and hotel

  1. Day 1 Debre Libanos Monastery

    It’s one of the ancient and historical monasteries in Ethiopia, Which is lying the northwest of Addis Ababa. The monastery was founded in the 13th century by Saint Tekle Haymanot, according to tradition; he meditated in a cave for 29 years. The monastery’s chief abbot, called the Ichege, was the second most powerful official in the Ethiopian Church after the Abuna. The monastery complex sits on a terrace between a cliff and the gorge of one of the tributaries of the Abbay River. None of the original buildings of Debre Libanos survive, although David Buxton suspected ”there are interesting things still to be found among the neighboring cliffs.” Current buildings include the church over Tekle Haymanot’s tomb, which Emperor Haile Selassie ordered constructed in 1961; a slightly older Church of the Cross, where Buxton was told a fragment of the True Cross is preserved; and five religious schools. The cave where the saint lived is in the nearby cliffs, which one travel guide describes as a five-minute walk away. This cave contains a spring, whose water is considered holy and is the object of pilgrimages.

    2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

  2. Day 2 Portuguese Bridge

    Portuguese bridge near Debre Libanos was erected by the Portuguese in the 16th century; it was actually built at the turn of the 19th century by Ethiopians, albeit in the old Portuguese style. The narrow span makes a pretty picture and the gushing (in the rainy season) cascade just below it is even more impressive.

    1 hour • Admission Ticket Included

  3. Day 3 Portuguese Bridge

    Jemma River into a large gorge beside Debre Libanos and Fiche. The Jemma joins the Wenchit before reaching the Abbay (Blue Nile) River. Jemma Valley and the surrounding area are well known for the bird-watching tours. The main target for bird watchers is the endemic and range-restricted Harwood’s Francolin and other possible to spot are; Banded Barbet, the Black-headed Forest Oriole, the White-billed Starling, the Red-billed Starling, the White-winged Cliff Chat, the White-backed Black Tit, the White-cheeked Turaco and Hemprich’s Hornbill. You will also see one of Ethiopia’s endemic mammals, the Gelada or bleeding heart baboon. (In the gorge we will see a variety of vultures – Lamergeyer’s, Ruppell’s, and Lappet-faced vultures.)

    1 minute • Admission Ticket Included

  4. Day 4 Mount Entoto

    Entoto is the highest peak on the Entoto Mountains, which overlooks the city of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. It reaches 3,200 meters above sea level The mountain is densely covered by eucalyptus trees that were imported from Australia during the reign of Menelik II, and mostly planted during Emperor Haile Selassie’s reign. Thus, it is sometimes referred to as the ”lung of Addis Ababa”. The forest on the mountain is an important source of firewood for the city. It was also a source of building material in earlier times.

    30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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