Tour to Gefersa, Menagesha, Addis Alem and Wonchi

Tour Overview

GEFERSA RESERVOIR

It is where the dam is constructed on the artificial lake of the Gefersa River. It hosts a number of visiting and where indigenous birds such as Pelicans, Cormorants, Wattled Ibis, Egrets, Ducks, Egyptian Geese and more can be visited.

ADDIS ALEM SAINT MARY CHURCH

In the early 19th century king Menelik before becoming an Emperor had found Ankober to be an “impossible capital” and moved to Addis Alem, Literally means “New World”. However, due to same imposing reasons the plan was abandoned. Later on, the palace began to serve as a church. This Debre Zion Saint Mary Church is a strongly decorated church shows flavor of architecture and adjacent to this church there is also a museum where articles of historical significance are exhibited.

WENCHI

Wenchi is situated some 152km southwest of Addis Ababa; it is picturesque, highland Crater Lake covers an area of 560 hectares, with a unique shape and clear crystal water lying in a deep basin. The circular slopes covered with green alpine vegetation, its scenic beauty, various flora and fauna with island and peninsulas, and the surrounding climate is worth seeing, falls to be admire and also small monastery in the lake add to the fascinating view.

Menagesha Suba Forest

The magnificent Menagesha Suba Forest located at 42km west of the capital; incorporate some 2,500 hectare land of natural rainforest along with 1,300 hectare of exotic plantation forest at an altitude ranging from 2,300 meter to 3000 meter on the southern and western slopes of mount Wechecha, once the site for the modern emperor Menelik II.

Dominated and covered by tall juniper, Hygenia and Podocarpus trees, which protects the most substantial remaining patch of indigenous forest in the Addis Ababa region. Above the forest line, there is the 3,385meter high Mount Wechecha, an extinct volcano support a cover of afro alpine moorland dominated by Erica and Helichoysum species. The forest is the home and inhabited by various large mammals including the endemic Menelik’s Bushbuck, and large predator including Leopard and offer endemic forest birds like Black Winged Lovebird, Abyssinian Woodpecker, Ethiopian Oriole, Banded Barbet, Yellow fronted Lovebird, Abyssinian Catbird and more forest associated birds.

Tour Itinerary

Tour code: OLET 206

Duration: TWO DAY AND ONE nIGHT

Means of Transport: All the way Surface

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