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4 days/ 3 Night trekking tours To guassa

4 days/ 3 Night trekking tours To guassa


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Day 1: Arrive at Guassa Community Lodge at Regreg around lunchtime, meet up with guide and check in.

After a short rest, take a short trek to the nearby mountaintop; this idyllic spot offers genuinely stunning views over the Guassa plateau and the chance to spot the Ethiopian wolf. Along the trail, your guide will describe the natural surroundings as well as the local history and conservation efforts.

You will end back at Regreg, where you’ll be briefed about the upcoming treks.

Day 2: After an early breakfast, trek on foot or mule back for around five to six hours from Regreg to Atse Wiha Camping ground, walking through an Afroalpine meadow to “Lobelia Valley”, which is filled with thousands of these giant plants. The trail then winds its way into the moorland where visitors will experience the enormous highland flora as well as an impressive array of animal life including the endemic gelada and Ethiopian wolf.

Have a picnic lunch in the majestic surroundings, and keep an eye out for a rare and the graceful bird of prey – the lammergeyer, or bearded vulture. This raptor, considered the lord of the high plateau, can often be seen soaring in searching of food. In the late afternoon, the mules are sent back to their base and you’ll set up camp at Atse Wiha.

Day 3: This scenic trail to Cheguarit Meda (four to five hours) offers splendid views of the untouched juniper forest of yegana, now become rare in Ethiopia. These trails offer a variety of interesting attractions including endemic bird species and wildlife and scenic overlooks down to the lowlands.

Before the final ascent towards the camp, discover a cluster of stone houses in the traditional Menz village at Tebab. The Menz people are famous for their two storey stone huts with thatched roofs, and their woven wool rugs and traditional blankets are considered to be some of Ethiopia’s finest weaving work. Before returning to camp, you’ll sip coffee with villagers. The evening will be most memorable as everyone gathers around a campfire to attend a traditional Menz dance ceremony!

Day 4: Enjoy a short trek to the main road, where there will be a vehicle waiting for you to drive back to Addis Ababa

Axum Tigray Ethiopia

Axum Tigray Ethiopia

Tour Ethiopia and visit Axum


History of Axum

 When you tour Ethiopia, you must visit the Axumite kingdom which rose to become one of the most powerful empires in the ancient world just a few centuries before Christ.

 Her armies and fleets controlled the whole of the Red Sea area for over a thousand years. In the first several centuries, A.D, Axum dominated the reign and thrived on trade and agriculture.

The colossal steale and ruins of once magnificent palaces date from this period.In the late third century, the prophet Mani wrote that Axum was one of the world’s four great kingdoms. King of Ezana (reigned c.303-356), who was Axum’s first Christian monarch, called himself king of Axum, Saba, Salhen, Himyar, and Raydan refer to two of the Yemeni kingdoms and the palaces in their respective capitals.In the early sixth century, King Kaleb explained the Axumite kingdom in Yemen and parts of Arabia. A six-century Greek visitor to Axum wrote of a four-towered palace of the king of Ethiopia.

Axum Tour

In Axum today the visitor can try to visualize the glories of these by-gone days from the few remaining standing steles, and the great 33 meters-long fallen stele weighing perhaps 500 tons and the so-called Bath of the Queen of Sheba. Axum is also believed to hold the Ark of the Convent since the time it was brought by Menelik I, son of Queen of Sheba and the biblical King Solomon.

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Argoba shonqea  village tour in ethiopia

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Lalibela Ethiopia

Lalibela Ethiopia
Lalibela | Rock Hewn church | Ethiopia | Balehageru | Tours Ethiopia | Visit Ethiopia Tours |  Ethiopia Travel Advisory | Ethiopia Tourist Attractions

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Lalibela | Rock Hewn church | Ethiopia | Balehageru | Tours Ethiopia | Visit Ethiopia Tours |  Ethiopia Travel Advisory | Ethiopia Tourist Attractions

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 Travel Ethiopia to  Lalibela

It is a medieval settlement in northern Ethiopia and the site of eleven rock hewn churches believed to be built some 800 years ago. The town flourishes as a museum of rock hewn churches. The construction of these churches is attributed to King Lalibela at the high point of Zagwe period, a memorial to the level of civilization reached during that period.

Lalibela is said to have seen Jerusalem and then attempted to build a new Jerusalem as his capital in response to the capture of old Jerusalem by Muslims in 1187. As such, many features have Biblical names – even the town’s river is known as the River Jordan. It remained the capital of Ethiopia from the late 12th century and into the 13th century.

The rock hewn churches of Lalibela have been recognized by UNESCO as part of the world cultural heritage site in 1978.

Gondar Ethiopia

Gondar Ethiopia

Gondar Ethiopia Tour

Gondar is north of Lake Tana  and southwest of the Simien Mountains. The city has an elevation of 2133 meters above sea level and   is nicknamed “The Camelot of Africa” due to the presence of a group of royal castles.[

Travel Ethiopia and visit this graceful city which was founded by Emperor Fasiledes in 1636, and was the capital of Ethiopia until the mid 19th Century. Gondar  is famous for its medieval castles and the designs and decoration of its churches. The city’s main imperial precinct, called the royal enclosure, six graceful edifices, erected by the famous successive Gonderiane Emperors in the 17th and 18th Centuries as palaces, at the center of the town with a high stone walled fortification, an area of 70,000 square meter, with 12 symbolic entrances.

Because of their outstanding universal value they were included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1979.

Travel Ethiopia to Gondar, the Camelot of Africa!

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Bahir Dar Ethiopia

Bahir Dar Ethiopia

Bahir Dar Ethiopia Tour

Bahir Dar is a town set on the south-eastern shore of Lake Tana, where local fishermen still use
papyrus boats. It is situated 37 kms from Tisisat Falls. Here the Blue Nile creates “Smoking Water”
an awe inspiring sight as it plunges into the gorge below.From Bahir Dar one must explore some of the ancient monasteries that have been built on the islands of Lake Tana,or on the many Islands.

These include Dega Estephanos with its priceless collections of icons, as well as the remains of
several medieval Emperors, Kebran Gabriel and Ura Kidane Mehret with its famous frescoes. Kebran
Gabriel is the principal monastery visited by male tourists from Bahir Dar, with its impressive
Cathedral-like building first built at the end of the 17th century. Dega Estephanos, which is also
closed to women, is on the island in the Lake, and the monastery is reached by a very steep and winding
path. Although the church is relatively new (only hundred years old), it houses a Madonna painted in the
15th century. However, the treasury of the monastery is a prime attraction, with the remains of several
Emperors, as well as their robes and jewels.