Ankober, Former capital for Shoa

Program: Ankober, Former capital for Shoa
Duration: 2 Night and 3 Days
Tour Code: AET 06
Transport: Surface
Drive from Addis Ababa north east, about 3 hours to reach Ankober via Debre Birhan, an interesting place in a beautiful setting which has been the capital of the Kingdom of Shoa for centuries.


Day 01: Addis Ababa–Ankober 170 km 3 hours.

After breakfast we pick you from your hotel for 3 hour drive to Ankober. On the way we visit one of the Oromo villages and drive through the cool countryside. Further we enjoy extraordinary views over the Rift Valley around Ankober. Depending our time we might take a picnic lunch from Addis Ababa or late lunch at the Ankober Palace Lodge. In the afternoon we make easy walk to explore the surrounding area with its historical sites.

Day 02: Ankober.

There are many options to fill this day in Ankober, from easy going to strenuous hikes. If you are here on a market day it might be interesting to drive down to Aliyu Amba, where Christian highlanders meet the Islamic lowlanders for centuries.

Day 03: Ankober – Addis Ababa

Morning at leisure. After lunch we drive back to Addis Ababa. End.


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