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DAY TRIP TO DebreLibanos Monastery-Nature and Wildlife
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DAY TRIP TO DebreLibanos Monastery-Nature and Wildlife

Morning 9:00Am pick up from your preferred departure point then drive 110km North from Addis Abeba Over The Entoto Mountains passing through the sululta plains to the Monasteries of Debre Libanos Which is stablished in the 13th century by saint Tekle Haymanot over looking to Jemma River Gorge a Tribuitary of the Blue Nile .

Hiking in the area of the Jemma and Gur rivers water fall , spotting endemic Gelada baboons and Bird Life . The 16th century bridge built by the portugues we drive to see the epic spectacular view of the blue nile gorge . at the end of the trip having a picnic lunch & drive back to addis abeba . on the way back to Addis we have a chance to buy local souvenir / hand crafts .

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Stop At: Portuguese Bridge, Near the Blue Nile Water Fall, Debre Libanos Ethiopia

Near to the Monastery of Debre Libanos a 17th century Portuguese Bridge settled at the head of
a gorge that cleaves its way through the plateau towards the distant Abay (Blue Nile) river. The bridge itself is a structure of considerable interest. In its appearance and its method of building it is similar to other bridges far to the north, in Gojjam and in the Gondar region and constructed in the 17th century either by Indian or Portuguese masons before the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1633, or later in the same century during the subsequent Gondarine period. If indeed the bridge is no more than little over a century old - rather than four centuries or so old - it would still remain as an impressive testimony to masonry skills enduring in the country that were inherited from the much earlier Gondarine period.

From bank to bank it is 33 meters long, ten meters high above the perennial stream, and of three arches. The largest and central arch spans two large boulders, pillars which nature has helpfully provided across the stream bed. Low castellations line the 2.75 meter roadway on top. So skilfully has the bridge been built that, in places, it is hard to see where its masonry meets with the natural rock beneath.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Debre Libanos Monastery, Debre Libanos Ethiopia

this is a day trip from addis abeba to debre libanos monastery and portuguese bridge .this tour can take 9to 10 hours . departure time will be any place suitable for our valued guestes.

debre libanos is a monastery in ethiopia lying north west of addis abeba in oromia region . founded in the 13th century by Saint Tekle Haimanot . Along the side of the church you will cross a river and proceed on foot u a hill for about 15minutes . according to legend the ethiopian saint tekle haimanot prayed for 29 years ,the legend says that he stood on one foot for so long that the other foot fell off. sick people queue to receive a holy water { which is belived to be sign of the saints prayer . near the monastery you will find an anicent bridge built by portuguese in the 16th century.

Duration: 8 hours

Duration:9 hours
Commences in:Debre Libanos, Ethiopia
City:Oromiya Region

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