ADDIS ABABA AND ITS SURROUNDINGS

ADDIS ABABA CITY TOUR ....................................Code:HESS 1000 - Half Day
ADDIS ABABA CITY TOUR ....................................Code:HESS 1001 - Full Day
DEBRE-ZEYIT CRATER LAKES ...............................Code: HESS 1010 - Half Day
MENAGESHA FOREST ...........................................Code: HESS 1020 - Half Day
AMBO & WONCHI CRATER LAKE............................Code: HESS 1030 - Full Day
WOLISO HOT SPRINGS ........................................Code: HESS 1040 - Full Day
MELKA-KUNTURE & ADADI MARIAM .......................Code:HESS 1050 - Half Day
DEBRE-ZEYIT & MOUNT ZUQUALA .........................Code:HESS 1012 - Full Day
DEBRE-LIBANOS & BLUE NILE GORGE ...................Code:HESS1060 - Full Day
SUBA FOREST & ADDIS ALEM ...............................Code: HESS 1022 - Full Day
DEBRE-ZEYIT, NAZRETH & SODORE ......................Code: HESS 1070 - 1 day or 2
AWASH NATIONAL PARK.......................................Code:HESS 1080 - 2 days/1 night
LAKE LANGANO,LAKE ABIYATA & SHALA NP ...........Code:HESS 1090 - 2 days/1 night

ADDIS ABABA CITY TOUR
Code:HESS 1000- Half Day

Addis Ababa, which means "New Flower", is the capital city of Ethiopia and was founded in 1887 by Emperor Menelik II. It is now the host city of many international organisations like the U.N.E.C.A. (United Nation Economic Commission for Africa), the O.A.U (Organisation of African Unity) etc.
The half-day city tour of Addis Ababa includes the panoramic view of the city From Entoto Mountain, the National Museum where one can see different archaeological findings, the Trinity Cathedral and the "Mercato", one of the biggest markets in Africa.


ADDIS ABABA CITY TOUR
Code:HESS 1001- Full Day


In addition to the above "Half-Day Addis Ababa City Tour Program" this one will include a traditional Ethiopian lunch, and visits of the Menelik II Mausoleum, Africa Hall and the Museum of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies.
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DEBRE-ZEYIT CRATER LAKES
Coda: HESS 1010-Half Day

Drive 45 km South of Addis-Ababa through scenic countryside to arrive in Debre-Zeyit and visit the crater lakes of Hora and Bishoftu where many species of birds can be seen. You will enjoy a short boat trip on Lake Hora before returning to Addis Ababa at noon.
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MENAGESHA FOREST
Code: HESS 1020-Half Day

Menagesha is located 35 km West of Addis Ababa, On the way to Menagesha, visit Gefersa Water Supply Reservoir and its many birds including the Blue-Winged Goose, the Black-Headed Siskin, Rouget's Rail, etc. Walk through the Forest of Menagesha Mountain, which is covered with different types of trees like the giant junipers, "zigba" (Podocarpus Gracilior) and "kosso" (Hyginea Abyssinica) some of which are over 400 years old. Drive back and arrive in Addis at noon.
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AMBO & WONCHI CRATER LAKE
Code: HESS 1030-Full Day

Drive to Ambo, which is at a distance of 125 km West of Addis Ababa. Pass by Lake Gefersa and arrive at Addis Alem Church built during the reign of Menelik II. Arrive at Ambo for Lunch. After lunch, visit Lake Wonchi and drive back to Addis Ababa.
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WOLISO HOT SPRINGS
Code: HESS 1040-Full Day

Drive 115 km along the western road our of Addis Ababa crossing fertile farmland to arrive at Woliso, Before or after lunch, one can swim or take a bath in the hot spring of Woliso, believed to be a curing spa against certain illness.
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MELKA-KUNTURE & ADADI MARIAM
Code:HESS 1050-Half Day

Drive 62 km on the Addis Ababa - Butajira direction to visit the pale ontological site of Melka-Kunture which is nearly 2 million years old. A few km further South from Melka-Kunture, visit the rock-hewn Church of AdadiMariam built in the 13"' century.
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DEBRE-ZEYIT & MOUNT ZUQUALA
Code:HESS 1012- Full Day

Pass through the industrial area South of Addis and continue driving to Debre-Zeyit. Visit the crater lake of Bishoftu and then proceed to Lake Hora for a boat trip. After lunch, drive to Mount Zuquala with its crater lake and monastery to find a stupendous panoramic view of the Rift Valley to the east, the Lake Zuquala on the southern side. Mount Entoto and Addis Ababa to the North. Drive back to Addis Ababa in the late afternoon.
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DEBRE-LIBANOS & BLUE NILE GORGE
Code:HESS1060-Full Day

After 103 km lo the north of Addis Ababa there is a side road, which leads to the ancient monastery of Debre Libanos (13th cen.)- On the way, endemic mammals such as Gelada Baboons as well as some endemic birds can be seen. Proceed to the Blue Nile Gorge, which is over a mile wide and deeper and wider than the Grand Canyon of the USA. Picnic lunch en route. Early afternoon drive back to Addis Ababa.
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SUBA FOREST & ADDIS ALEM
Code: HESS 1022-Full Day

Drive West of Addis Ababa to arrive at Suba, the nearest forest park 10 Addis Ababa. A walk through the forest and a picnic is enjoyable. After lunch, drive to AddisAlem to visit the church of the Virgin Mary with its beautiful paintings, h was built during die reign of Menelik II. Visit the small museum which is adjacent 10 the church and drive back to Addis Ababa in the afternoon.
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DEBRE-ZEYIT, NAZRETH & SODORE
Code: HESS 1070- 1 day or 2

Sodere, 110 km southeast of Addis Ababa is well known for its hot springs. On the way, stop at Debre Zeyit to have a boat trip on Lake Hora with an opportunity of watching birds. Pass by Nazareth and reach Sodere,where you can enjoy the hot spring water, the open air swimming pool and the garden of the Wabe Shebele Hotel.
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AWASH NATIONAL PARK
code:HESS 1080- 2 days/1 night

Day 1: Leave Addis Ababa driving via Debre-Zeyit,Mojo, Nazreih, and Metehara to reach the Awash
National Park and have lunch at the Kereyou Lodge. In the afternoon, visit the Awash River Falls and on the way, game viewing. Overnight at the Kereyou Lodge.
Day 2: After early morning game watching, visit the wonderful Awash Palm Spring, and if you wish. Swim in the hot springs water. After lunch drive back to Addis Ababa.

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LAKE LANGANO,LAKE ABIYATA & SHALA NP
Code:HESS 1090 2 days/1 night

Day 1 : Drive through the farmland, visit the crater lake of Hora and continue your way leading to the Rift Valley Lakes, pass by Koka Dam and visit Lake Ziway before lunch. After lunch visit Lake Abiyata & Shala National Park known as one of the biggest bird sanctuaries in East Africa. Overnight at Lake Langano.
Day 2 : You have the whole morning until lunch to swim, walk or just relax. After lunch drive back along the same route to Addis Ababa.
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