History and Lakes, 2 days

A journey along Butajira Road will take you to 3 very interesting (pre) historical sites just south of Addis Ababa. A shortcut brings us to the beautiful Rift Valley Lakes and we returning to Addis by the Debre Zeit Road the next day.


We pick you from your hotel after breakfast and leave Addis Ababa to the south through the fertile rolling hills. After about an hour drive we arrive at the prehistoric site of Melka Kunture. Half an hour further south the rock-hewn church of Adadi Maryam is found, build in the same style as the famous contemporaries in Lalibela. Somewhere in the area we enjoy a picnic lunch we brought from Addis Ababa.
From Adadi Maryam it is about an hour drive to Tiya where mysterious stelae are found, most probably grave markers. From Tiya it is about 2,5 hour to Langano where we arrive late afternoon.

We enjoy a morning at leisure at Lake Langano. If you are interested it is possible to visit Lake Shalla-Abiata National Park nearby. After lunch we are heading back to Addis Ababa. We have a brief stop at Lake Ziway to watch the many water birds along its shore. Late afternoon we drop you at your hotel.


  • Airport transfers.
  • Road transport with English speaking driver/ guide, including fuel, driver allowances and accommodation.
  • Domestic flights.
  • Professional English (or other language) speaking escort guide, including allowances, accommodation and airfare on request.
  • Accommodation budget/ tourist class/ best available as preferred.
  • Meal plan bed and breakfast/ half board/ full board as preferred.
  • Fees for entrances, local guides, compulsory scouts and boats for activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes for the services included in the tour price.

Not included

  • International flights, visa fees and travel insurance.
  • Lunches and dinners, unless opted for half or full board meal plan.
  • Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
  • Fees for photos and video.
  • Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.