- Trip Outline
Day 1 - City tour of Addis Ababa
On your first day of the tour, you will visit the National Archaeological Museum of Ethiopia where the fossil remains of Lucy is stored. You will visit Merkato, the largest open air market in Africa and the Holy Trinity Cathedral, and then drive to the peak of Mount Entoto to have a panoramic view of Addis Ababa and visit the oldest church in Addis Ababa.
You will stay at Sidama Lodge for the night.
Day 2 - Trip to Awassa
On your second day, you will drive 250 kilometers south of Addis Ababa visiting the Rift Valley Lakes of Ethiopia and with secession to learn how to prepare enjera at a local family's house at the town of Ziway. You will have lunch at this house. Late in the afternoon, you will enjoy bird watching and the sun set over Lake Awassa.
You will spend the night at Lewi Resort.
Day 3 - Back to Addis Ababa
You will drive back to Addis Ababa via the town of Butajira and visit the steles of Tiya (14th century AD and UNESCO World Heritage Site), the rock hewn church of Adadi Mariam (13th Century AD), and you will also visit and participate in the preparation of a local food called kotcho which is prepared from enset or false banana tree.