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Addis Ababa & Menagesha-Suba Forest National Park (3 days)

About this tour:

This is an excellent short tour exploring the highlights of Addis Ababa and taking you to the nearby Menagesha Suba National Park with great hiking opportunities and excellent animal and bird viewing. Ambitious hikers can climb Damocha peak, the highest mountain in the surroundings of Addis Ababa with an altitude of 3’385 meters above sea level.


  • Exploring the capital city Addis Ababa
  • Day trip to Menagesha Suba National Park with great hiking opportunities and excellent animal- and bird viewing

Included in the travel price

  • 2 night with breakfast in the hotel of your choice in Addis Ababa
  • Road Transfer in Toyota minibus or 4x4 Landcruiser
  • Professional tour guide (English, German, French, Italian or Spanish-speaking available)
  • All local guides
  • All entrance fees
  • Traditional dinner on the last evening before departure
  • 1 liter of mineral water per day

Short Info:

  • Tour code: WET-AAMS-3
  • Accommodation: middle-class to superior hotels
  • Number of domestic flights: 0
  • Required fitness level: reasonably fit

Day 1: Arrival and Addis Ababa City Tour

Upon arrival at Bole International Airport, you will be met by a Welcome Ethiopia Tours representative and be taken to your reserved hotel. Depending on your arrival time, we have various sightseeing options:

  • Mount Entoto with the best views over the capital.
  • Institute of Ethiopian Studies, where you can see a variety of artifacts from all the different regions reflecting the history and culture of the country
  • National Museum which among other exhibits the 3.5-million-year-old bones of Lucy.
  • Trinity Cathedral: this is the burial place of members of the imperial family and noted patriots; the cathedral is the most magnificent of its kind in the country, ornamented with carvings, mosaics and other artistic works.
  • The Mercato, the largest open-air market in Africa,

Hotel, Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa

Day 2: Addis Ababa – Menagesha Suba Forest National Park – Addis Ababa (25 km each way)

After breakfast we leave Addis Ababa towards the West to the beautiful Menagesha Suba Forest National Park (approx. 1.5 hours). Menagesha Forest is the nearest area of significant indigenous forest near Addis Ababa, only about 25 km west of the capital. The national park comprises 25km2 of juniper, African redwood and yellowwood trees, as well as Mount Wechecha, an extinct volcano that rises to 3’385m and is the highest mountain in the Addis Ababa area. Fit hikers may climb the summit. The forest can be explored along a network of stunning trails that extend from the national park headquarters. Wildlife includes the striking black and white Colobus monkey, the endemic Menelik bushbuck and the bold Anubis baboons, all of which are frequently seen by hikers. Menagesha is also a particularly important site for endemic forest birds. We return to Addis Ababa in the late afternoon. In the evening you are invited to a memorable farewell dinner in one of Addis Ababa’s traditional restaurants with cultural songs, dances and traditional food and drinks. You will then be transferred back to your reserved hotel.

Hotel, Addis Ababa

Tyia, Ethiopia

Day 3: International Departure

Transfer to the Airport and international departure or individual extension

Lake Chamo, Ethiopia

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