Debrelibanos & Blue Nile Gorge

Day tour from Addis Ababa - Debrelibanos Monastery, Jemma River Gorge, Portuguese Bridge

Debrelibanos Monastery:

After Early breakfast we leave Addis on the Gojjam road over the Entoto Mountains passing through the Sululta plains to the monastery of DebreLibanos. DebreLibanos is one of the Ethiopia’s most reputed Orthodox monastic enclaves. founded in the 13th century by AbuneTeklehaymanot. The church with its magnificent murals it is surrounded by stunning and overwhelming scenery. The monastery complex sits on a terrace between a cliff and the gorge of one of the tributaries of the Abbay Rifer (the Blue Nile).

Jemma River gorge and Portuguese bridge:

The ‘portuguese Bridge’, was not as its name suggests built by the Portuguese but was in fact built in the 19th century by and Ethiopian, called Rad Darrgein (who was Menelik’s II uncle) in the 19th century. It is built in the style of the 17th century bridges around the Nile. After crossing the bridge, go to your left by the side of the river until you reach on a large rock suitable to view the 600m waterfall. The view in this area is simply breathtaking, with a waterfall and a deep gorge leading down to the Jemma River Valley. The Jemma River is one of the tributaries of the Nile, and there is a drop of nearly 1000 meters to the valley below. It is also a habitat of several rare birds (lammergeyer, Abyssinian ground hornbill, endemic banded barbet, Abyssinian woodpecker and much more) and endemic Gelada baboons.The scenery is stunning, and it is very peaceful.

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· Meals: Lunch & Dinner

· Traditional coffee ceremony

· All Entrance fees According to the tour program

· English speaking guide service

· Ground transportation

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· Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include section




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