PLACES NEAR ADDIS ABABA TO VISIT IN TWO DAYS

Attractions to see in 2-Days Tours from Addis Ababa by drive

List of interesting tourist attractions to visit in 2 Days Tours from Addis Ababa - Important places of interest near Addis Ababa to visit in two days trips around Addis Ababa

DescriptionColobus Monkeys at Awassa town south of Addis Ababa

Major attractions to visit in two days tours from Addis Ababa by drive – Top things to see around Addis Ababa in two days ground trips by vehicle

Attractions to see in 2-Days Tours lists interesting sites for visiting in a couple of days. These sites to see are worth visiting around Addis Ababa in two days and one night. Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours [MEET] curated the attractions in their respective locations from Addis Ababa.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT IN 2 DAYS FROM ADDIS ABABA BY DRIVING

  • ATTRACTIONS TO SEE BY DRIVE SOUTH OF ADDIS ABABA
  • TOP PLACES TO VISIT BY DRIVE EAST OF ADDIS ABABA
  • SITES TO DISCOVER BY DRIVE NORTH OF ADDIS ABABA
  • BEST ATTRACTIONS TO EXPLORE BY DRIVE WEST OF ADDIS ABABA

Check out our suggestions on best private trips to visit these sites from Addis Ababa. You can always contact us for planning or booking 2 Days/1 Night trips from Addis Ababa.

BY DRIVE SOUTH OF ADDIS ABABA – Major attractions to visit in 2 days from Addis Ababa

There are several interesting tourist attractions in Ethiopia. In two days drive from Addis Ababa, discover fascinating cultural and historical attractions. Visit interesting religious, natural attractions and wildlife by drive with private vehicle.

Overnight at Awassa or Lake Langano

The Rift Valley Lake of Langano is 200 km south of Addis Ababa. Lake Awassa is 275 km south of Addis Ababa. This part of Ethiopia is notable for its scenic beauty of the Great East African Rift Valley. Enjoy birding and wildlife at the interesting lakes and few parks. Visit cultural and natural attractions between Addis Ababa and Awassa (Hawassa).

Attractions to include in two days tour itinerary south of Addis Ababa: -

  • Scenery of the Ethiopian Rift Valley
  • Awash RiverView of the Rift Valley South of Addis Ababa
  • Melka Kunture Prehistoric Site
  • Adadi Mariam Rock Church
  • Tiya Grave Site (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE)
  • Lake Ziway
  • Lake Langano
  • Abiyatta Shalla Lakes National Park
  • Jamaican Rastafarian Community at Shashemene Town
  • Wendo Genet Natural Hot Springs
  • Lake Awassa
  • Fish Market of Lake Awassa
  • Crater Lakes of Bishoftu (Debre Zeit)

BY DRIVE EAST OF ADDIS ABABA – Places to see in 2 days from Addis Ababa

As you drive farther east of Addis Ababa, the landscape changes from highland to lowland. Awash is the farthest place one can drive in two days with enough time to visit attractions around.

Overnight at Awash Falls Lodge or Doho Lodge

Sites along this route to visit include: -

  • Crater lakes of Bishoftu (Debre Zeit) – Lake Bishoftu, Lake Babo Gaya, Lake Kuriftu, Lake Hora and the seasonal Lake Cheleklaka
  • Lemma Guya Art Gallery at Debre Zeit TownPelicans in the Rift Valley Lake near Addis Ababa
  • Extinct volcano Fentale
  • Cultural villages of Kereyou Oromo People
  • Lake Beseka
  • Awash National Park
  • Natural Hot Springs in Awash National Park

BY DRIVE NORTH OF ADDIS ABABA – Sightseeing attractions in 2 days from Addis Ababa

Driving north of Addis Ababa, cross the Entoto Mountains and the lush Sululta Plains. You find most of the famous attractions at 100km North of Addis Ababa.

Attractions along this route include: -

  • View of the scenic Blue Nile Gorge
  • Debre Libanos Monastery
  • Portuguese Bridge
  • Seeing Gelada Baboons
  • Mugar Gorge View
  • Yaya Athletics Village

Overnight at Ethio-German Park Hotel near Debre Libanos

For trippers planning two day tours by drive north of Addis Ababa, the following is a great itinerary.

Day 1 – Addis Ababa – Blue Nile Gorge – Debre Libanos

Start the day’s drive of 300 km north of Addis Ababa. Drive about 200 km north to the thrilling viewpoint. Enjoy the fantastic views of the Blue Nile Gorge. Drive 15 km downhill to the bridge over the Blue Nile River.

Walk over the old bridge built by Emperor Haile Selassie. See the modern suspension bridge built by the Japanese. Then, drive back and spend the night at Ethio-German Park Hotel. This hotel invites superb views to the Jemma River Gorge.Debre Libanos Monastery north of Addis Ababa

Day 2 – Debre Libanos – Addis Ababa

Visit Portuguese Bridge built in the 16th Century AD. See Gelada Baboons which are found only in Ethiopia. Take a guided tour of about 1 hour at Debre Libanos Monastery including visiting its museum.

Walk for about 15 minutes to a nearby cave. It was where Saint Tekle Haimanot has prayed for more than 7 years. St. Tekle Haimanot founded Debre Libanos Monastery in the 13th Century AD.

Then drive back to Addis Ababa. You can take a break along the drive at one of the cultural villages of the Oromo people.

BY DRIVE WEST OF ADDIS ABABA – Places to visit in 2 days from Addis Ababa

West of Addis Ababa is one of the least visited areas of Ethiopia. There are few interesting places to see in 2 days driving trip west of Addis Ababa.

The best attractions to explore west of Addis Ababa are: -

  • Menagesha Suba Natural Forest
  • Born Free Wildlife Rescue
  • The natural hot springs of Ambo town
  • Wenchi (Wonchi) Crater Lake
  • The natural forest of Welisso

Wenchi Crater Lake near Addis AbabaFrom these sites, the most popular and frequently visited one is Wenchi Crater Lake. There are two roads from Addis Ababa leading to Wenchi Crater Lake. The common one is via Welisso Town. The other one to go to Wenchi Crater Lake is via Ambo Town.

Wenchi Crater Lake is 155 km west of Addis Ababa located on the road between Ambo and Welisso. The elevation of Wenchi Crater is 3,450 m (11,320 feet) above sea level. Wenchi is the highest volcano in Ethiopia.

Wenchi Crater Lake is unique for its amazing scenery from the rim. Few activities to take around Wenchi Crater Lake are:-
- Horseback riding
- Boat ride on the lake
- Visiting villages of the Oromo to learn how they make bread out of False Banana Tree
- Visiting ancient island monastery (16th Century AD)

Contact Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours [MEET] for discovering the above attractions by driving from Addis Ababa in two days.

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