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Day Trips from Addis Ababa

Day out in Addis Ababa? Book your day trips from Addis Ababa by private vehicles and return the same day. You can take a day trip and excursion to discover amazing nature, great history, beautiful recreational, adventurous, historic and cultural places near Addis Ababa. There are several places very close to Addis Ababa where you can drive off to far a day out to relax, admire landscape or hike and come back the same day. Our Addis Ababa day out tours will take you to places of rich Ethiopian history, culture and breathtaking scenery all in a single day and to ensure that you have everything that you need. Our day trips list include:

  • The Blue Nile Gorge.
  • The Portuguese Bridge and Debre Libanos Monastery.
  • Wonchi Crater Lake.
  • Adadi Mariam Cave Church.
  • Washa Mikael Rock Hewn Church, a popular tourist destination in Addis Ababa.
  • Menagesha Suba National Forest Park to see some wild animals and indigenous flora and fauna.
  • Tiya Stelae.
  • Bishoftu, one of the best recreational resorts where one can see beautiful crater lakes.
  • Sodore to see birds, valleys and tributary rivers.
  • Born Free Foundation Ethiopia, a wildlife conservation and education center near Addis Ababa to visit lions, white Monkeys, and Cheetahs.

Addis Ababa Day Trips

Itinerary for a Day Trip to Lake Wonchi

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Day Trips from Addis Ababa 

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PETDT 01

Tour Overview
Time Needed

Eleven hours

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Lake Wonchi Day Trip Itinerary: 

Pick up from your hotel is at 7:00 AM. You will drive 157 km west of Addis Ababa through Weliso on the Addis Ababa-Jimma road to Lake Wonchi. At Wonchi, you can see spectacular crater lake, indigenous forest reserves, an extensive plateau covered in moorland and Afro-alpine heather surrounds the crater lake, and the 15th century monastery of Wonchi Chirkos. After lunch, retrace to Ababa. 

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  • Price from: $182
  • Transportation: Surface
  • Vehicle: Jeep
  • Price Includes: Return private vehicle from departure points, lunch, entrance fee, guide, gratuities, and government tax.
Wonchi Crater Lake

Lake Wonchi

Itinerary for a Day Trip to Adadi Mariam Church

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Day Trips from Addis Ababa 

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PETDT 02

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Addis Ababa Day Trips to Adadi Mariam Church Itinerary: 

Our affordable day trips from Addis Ababa to Adadi Mariam Church are memorable.
Itinerary: After breakfast, drive to Adadi Mariam Church which lies to the west of the Butajira road on a small hill to see one of the most ancient churches of Ethiopia. This important point of interest for day trip from Addis Ababa is carved out of a single rock, surrounded by beautiful landscape and its interior decorated with impressive icons. After lunch, retrace to Addis Ababa. 

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  • Price from: $151
  • Transportation: Surface
  • Vehicle: Jeep or minivan
  • Price Includes: Return private vehicle from departure points, lunch, entrance fee, guide, gratuities, and government tax. 
    Adadi Mariam Church

    Adadi Mariam Cave Church

Addis Ababa Day Trips to Tiya Stelae: 

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Day Trips 

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PETDT 03

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Time Needed

10 hours 

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Tiya Stelae Day Trip Itinerary: Pick up from your hotel is at 7:00 AM. After your pick up from your hotel, drive to Tiya Stelae, Ethiopia UNESCO World Heritage Site dated back to the 12th century. The Tiya Stelae mark a prehistoric burial place of ancient Ethiopian culture. After lunch, drive back to Addis Ababa. 

Tiya Stelae

The Stelae at Tiya

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  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price from: $164
  • Category: Day trips
  • Transportation: Surface

Menagesha Forest day trip

Day trip from Addis Ababa to Menagesha Forest

Addis Ababa Day Trips to Menagesha Suba Forest: After breakfast, drive to Menagesha Suba Forest, the oldest state park in Africa located 50 km west of Addis Ababa. it is one of the best remaining examples of dry Afromontane forest situated on the slopes mountain of Wochecha. It has a vibrant wildlife with Colobus Monkeys, the indigenous Menelik Bush Back, baboons, leopards and more than 180 species of birds. In the late afternoon, return back to Addis Ababa.

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  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price from: $111
  • Category: Day trips
  • Transportation: Surface
  • Vehicle: Jeep
  • Price Includes: Return private vehicle from departure points, lunch, entrance fee, guide, gratuities, and government tax.

Bird watching day trips Ethiopia

Addis Ababa birding day trips

Birding Day Trips From Addis Ababa: Pick up from your hotel to start your birding day trip is at 6:30 AM. You will directly drive to the Sululta Plains to see Rusty-breasted Wheatear, Blue-Winged Goose, Wattled Ibis, Thekla's Lark, Speckled Pigeon, Abyssinian Longclaw, White-winged Cliff-chat, and many more other bird species. Then, proceed to Debre Libanos to see Little Rock-thrush, Black-crowned Tchagra, Banded Barbet, Abyssinian Ground-Thrush, Common Bulbul, Thick-billed Raven, Common Fiscal, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Abyssinian Slaty-flycatcher, Pin-tailed Whydah, and more birds. Around mid-afternoon, drive back to Addis Ababa where you will finish your day tour.

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  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price from: $101
  • Category: Day trips
  • Transportation: Surface
  • Vehicle: Jeep
  • Price Includes: Return private vehicle from departure points, lunch, entrance fee, guide, gratuities, and government tax.

Wildlife safari day Trips from Addis Ababa to the Born Free Foundation Ethiopia

Addis Ababa wildlife safari day trips to Born Free Foundation Ethiopia.

Addis Ababa Wildlife Safari Day Trip: After breakfast, drive some 34 km west of Addis Ababa to escape Addis Ababa’s urban bustle for a day trip to the Born Free Foundation Ethiopia to explore the nearest national park to Addis Ababa. This drive takes approximately an hour and ten minutes. After arrival, explore the Born Free Foundation Center, a wildlife conservation center in East Africa. After arrival, visit lions, cheetahs, monkeys, and baboons from a safari car. Born free foundation is the best place where one can have the closest encounter he can have with these impressive animals. You can brush up the cheetahs against their fence as they are remarkably friendly.

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  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price from: $129
  • Category: Day trips
  • Transportation: Surface
  • Vehicle: Jeep
  • Price Includes: Return private vehicle from departure points, lunch, entrance fee, guide, gratuities, and government tax.

 

Day trip to Bishoftu from Addis Ababa

Bishoftu Day Trip from Addis Ababa

Bishoftu Day Trip In Addis Ababa: After breakfast, drive 48 km southeast of Addis Ababa to Bishoftu, a resort town. After arrival, visit the 5 crater lakes which the town is famous for. You will have a chance to see nearby attractions to Bishoftu such as Mt. Yerer and Green Crater Lake. This town is located at an altitude of 1,925 meters above sea level. In the late afternoon drive back to Addis Ababa.

Key Information        

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price from: $124
  • Category: Day trips
  • Transportation: Surface
  • Vehicle: Jeep or Minivan
  • Price Includes: Return private vehicle from departure points, lunch, entrance fee, guide, gratuities, and government tax.