day Trip to Debre Libanos and the Jemma River Gorge

Pick up from the hotel is at 8.00 am and we then head north on the Gojjam road to Debre Libanos, about 110 km from Addis Ababa or approximately two hours’ drive. Debre Libanos is an important monastic center for Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, the monastery there was founded by the renowned 13th century mystic, Saint […]

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Debre Berhan and Ankober

We set off at 7:00 am, heading north on the Asmara Road.  Our first stop will be Debre Berhan, some 130 km from Addis Ababa.  The great Emperor Zera Yaqob (1434 – 1468) made his imperial capital here, after seeing a “heavenly light” (almost certainly Haley’s comet), which he took as a divine sign.  Later […]

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