ETHIOPIA GENNA FESTIVAL & WALKING HOLIDAY 11 DAYs
11 Days 10 Nights
- Genna Festival amidst 13th Century rock-hewn churches of Lalibela
- Walk in the Simien Mountains
- Visit the Blue Nile Falls
- Discover the historic cities of Gondar & Harar
- Walk through stunning mountains staying with local communities
Arrive in Addis Ababa
On arrival meet your guide and transfer to the hotel. The balance of the day will be your leisure time to spend at your hotel; optionally, you can have a visit to Holy Trinity church and Ethnological museum. Founded in 1886 by Emp. Menelik II, Addis Ababa is the capital of Ethiopia and the seat of the African Union (AU). Addis Ababa is the third highest capital in the world and one of the largest cities in Africa with a population well over 5 million. It is located at 2500 m above sea level at the foot step of the highest peak of Entoto Mountain chain (3200m above sea level), and enjoys an excellent climate all year round; with an average temperature of 160C. Addis Ababa is a pleasant city with wide avenues of Jacarandas, interesting museums and one of the largest open-air markets in Africa, known as Merkato. Ethnological Museum:-It is found in the main campus of the Addis Ababa University by the Institute of Ethiopian Studies with the aim to preserve the country’s historical and cultural heritages. It has complete collections that describe almost all the tribal groups in Ethiopia. Here you will have an overview about the history, culture and traditions of the people of Ethiopia. The collections include the nomadic tribal groups that are now living just as man’s forefather lived thousands of years back. Trinity Cathedral:-a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture which is unique to both Ethiopia and Africa and is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Here you will find scripts of the imperial families, statues done by a Greek sculpture, Stained glass window paintings from the Old and New Testament in the Bible and coffins of Emperor Haile Silassie-I; the founder of the church, and his wife.
Fly to Bahir Dar
Drive to the Simien Mountains
Tesfa Trekking Day One
Tesfa Trekking Day Two
Drive to Lalibella, Nakuto Leab church, Genna preparations
Genna Festival & visit the first group rock hewn churches of Lalibella.
Visit Asheton Mariam and the second group rock hewn churches
Back to Addis Ababa and then either flight home OR to Harar via add-on
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