Enter Ethiopia Tour Operator

Enter Ethiopia Tour Operator

Menagesha Forest


1 Day





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Drive west 30 km from Addis Ababa and you’ll reach the entrance of the protected Menagesha Forest which was   originally     protected    by  Zera Yacob (1399 – 26 August 1468) was the Emperor of Ethiopia the total area of the park is around 2500 hectare and the forest have a natural big trees like juniper us and Eric arboreal and  is one of the tourist destination for a day trip from Addis Ababa because of its remarkable natural indigenous tree species  and some endemic birds with some species mammals like endemic antelopes of Minilk Bushbuck.

On a 2-3-hour hike, we will explore the forest with its typical plants such as the Giant juniper, Giant lobelia, heather and Giant ragweed. Some of the oldest trees are over 400 years old. In addition, wild animals such as Guereza monkeys and Menelik bushbucks can be observed.

Before heading back to Addis Ababa, we can visit an abandoned compound with an old sawmill. Finally, after leaving the forest, we can make a stop at the Meta brewery, sit in the green garden with a fresh beer and have a look and some photos at the nearby waterfall.

In the evening attends a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and watch dances of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. The traditional coffee ceremony will also be served.  Later you will be transferred to the Hotel or airport for your departure.