Tour to Ethiopia’s Blue Nile Gorge and Debre Libanos: One Day

Highlights, Tour AA-03

Blue Nile Gorge

Debre Libanos

After an early breakfast drive to the site of a 13th century monastery, Debre Libanos, built by the Ethiopian saint, Abune Teklehaimanot. Although the original church was destroyed, it is still a important pilgrimage site for the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. As an added bonus, packs of the the endemic Gelada Baboon are often seen nearby. Further down the road from Addis, an overlook provides outstanding views of the famous Blue Nile Gorge, which is on par with Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Enjoy a picnic lunch while enjoying the sights and songs of many of the native birds. Return to Addis through one of the famous teff growing regions of Ethiopia. (Teff is the grain from which the staple of Ethiopian cuisine, injera, is made.) 

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