Around Addis Ababa

A little further afield from Addis Ababa there are a number of interesting spots for the photographer, the hiker, the historian, the archaeologist, and the naturalist. There are five high roads that get out of the capital Addis Ababa each of them having their own unique points of interest for the tourist. 

The road to Bahirdar and Gonder has Debrelibanos Monastery, Portuguese Bridge and the Blue Nile Gorge all of which can be visited in a single day. The Ambo road has Menagesha Forest, Ambo and Wonchi Crater Lake. On the road to Dessie there are places like St.Michael Rock church, Legedadi, Ankober, and Tarmaber pass. On the Road to Jimma one can visit Melka Kunture Archaeological site, Adadi Mariam and Tiya steles. The rift Valley road has Zeway, Langano, Abjata, Shalla, and Awassa lakes all of which are rift valley lakes. Also Wendogenet Resort can be visited on this road. On the road to Awash, which turns to Nazareth and Harare at the junction city of Modjo, one can visit Sodere recreation center and Awash Park.
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