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Guided Day Trip to the Lush Forest of Menagesha and Historic Town of Addis Alem provided by myGuzo

Guided Day Trip to the Lush Forest of Menagesha and Historic Town of Addis Alem

Guided Day Trip to the Lush Forest of Menagesha and Historic Town of Addis Alem
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8–10 hours
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8–10 hours
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
You will get to enjoy the lush forests of Menagesha forest, 50 Kms west of Addis Ababa. Covered with Juniper trees that are estimated to be over 400 years old,  it is a place of unparalleled beauty for nature enthusiasts. You will make your way up through the forest towards the top of Mount Wechecha and reflect while enjoying a picnic lunch. Its a place commonly known for its exotic beauty and fresh air where one completely unwinds and reconnects with nature. After which, there is visit to the historic town of Addis Alem, the palace of Emperor Menielik and the church of Mariam where  will see some interesting paintings and a small museum nearby that houses clothing and decorations of former Ethiopian rulers
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • You will be picked up from your hotel between 7:30am and 8:00am. After which you would head 50 Kms west from Addis Ababa which takes approximately 1 and half hours to the source of most of the bottled water companies in Ethiopia. After heading there, you will make your way up through the forest to the top of Mount Wechecha where you will have a picnic lunch and take in the fresh air.  You can expect to see the Abyssinian Catbird, Banded Barbet, Golden-backed Woodpecker, Black-headed Forest Oriole. Among the wildlife species recorded here are: Menelik’s Bushbuck,  Colobus Monkey, Serval, Grey Duiker, Hyena, Warthog, Porcupine and Civet Cat. You will then head towards Addis Ababa through the Ambo road and make a stop at the historic town of Addis Alem where you will visit the Palace of Emperor Menielik and church of Mariam, which was planned to be the counterpart of the Mariamtsion Church in Axum. You will see some interesting paintings and a small museum nearby which contains clothes and decorations of former Ethiopian rulers. You will then be driven back to Addis to be dropped of at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • You will be picked up from your hotel between 7:30am and 8:00am. After which you would head 50 Kms west from Addis Ababa which takes approximately 1 and half hours to the source of most of the bottled water companies in Ethiopia. After heading there, you will make your way up through the forest to the top of Mount Wechecha where you will have a picnic lunch and take in the fresh air.  You can expect to see the Abyssinian Catbird, Banded Barbet, Golden-backed Woodpecker, Black-headed Forest Oriole. Among the wildlife species recorded here are: Menelik’s Bushbuck,  Colobus Monkey, Serval, Grey Duiker, Hyena, Warthog, Porcupine and Civet Cat. You will then head towards Addis Ababa through the Ambo road and make a stop at the historic town of Addis Alem where you will visit the Palace of Emperor Menielik and church of Mariam, which was planned to be the counterpart of the Mariamtsion Church in Axum. You will see some interesting paintings and a small museum nearby which contains clothes and decorations of former Ethiopian rulers. You will then be driven back to Addis to be dropped of at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 40378P12
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Local tour guide
  • Lunch, including a bottle of water and hot drinks
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Duration
8–10 hours
Departure details
  • Location Name: Your hotel in Addis Ababa Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Local tour guide
  • Lunch, including a bottle of water and hot drinks
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Location Name: Your hotel in Addis Ababa Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Duration
8–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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By: myGuzo
curwinl2021
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Alex and Ashanavi The Magnificent
From the meeting of these two gentlemen I knew my day was going to be spectacular . I was greeted so kindly like i
WeakKneeTraveler
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Well Organised
Did a day trip from Addis Ababa. Pick up was on time and guide spoke fairly good English. The tour was well paced a
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Excellent but pickup communication a bit lacking
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Great Day. Good mix of Nature, History and Life
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RichT529
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Excellent all around
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Day Trip From Addis
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Had a great day in Addis with Zerefa and Tamirat (-:
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VinnieLondon_SE2
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Nice day out of Addis Ababa
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John S
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RECOMMEND Whole-heartedly the FULL DAY Ethiopian Culinary Tour with Alex!
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Wonderful
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beris2018
beris2018
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Great tour and great hosts
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Fantastic day trip from the city
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Catherine M
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A different way to Addis Abeba, particularly if you like food
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bruneberger
bruneberger
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Excellent tour with a wonderful guide
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