Debre Libanos Monastery & Blue Nile Gorge

Tour Program

Category Addis Ababa City Tour
Tour Code

BTT 008 - Debre Libanos Monastery & Blue Nile Gorge (Full Day)

Debre LibanosEarly in the morning drive to Debre Libanos town. When you arrive you will visit the Debre Libanos Monastery. The monastery of Debre Libanos was founded in the late 13th century by Abune Tekle Haimanot, famous for its miraculous spring. The new church that stands beneath a cliff on the edge of the gorge has beautiful stained glass windows and mosaic figures on the facade.

Two and half hour drive from Addis Ababa beyond Goha Tsion, the 100 mt (3000 ft) descents into the Nile Basins, en-route visit Gelada baboon and endemic mammals. This truly magnificent gorge is at 1 km depth comparable in scale to the Grand Canyon of America.

After the morning visit, a quick lunch en-route and drive to the Portuguese Bridge which was constructed during the 16th century by Portuguese soldiers. After this amazing experience you will start driving back to Addis Ababa (The New Flower and Capital of Africa)