Package ID: 1007
Duration: 1 day
Season: January- December
Activities: Brief Outline of the 1 Day Itinerary


We pass potters’ markets and take a turn left after the town of Sebeta to mount Wuchacha and the Menegasha forest - 50 km from Addis on the Jimma road. We will make our way up through the forest towards the top of Mount Wechecha. We have an opportunity to see the Abyssinian Catbird, Banded Barbet, Golden-backed Woodpecker, Black-headed Forest Oriole, Wattled Ibis, Yellow-fronted Parrot, Black-winged Lovebird, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Crowned Eagle and Narina’s Trogan. Among the wildlife species recorded here are: Menelik’s Bushbuck, Leopard rarely seen), Colobus Monkey, Serval, Grey Duiker, Hyaena, Warthog, Porcupine and Civet Cat.

On the return to Addis we make a stop at the small town of Addis Alem. Emperor Menelik II thought of transferring his capital here, and one can see today the imperial compound, Menelik’s residence, a dining hall, kitchen and the church of Mariam. The church has some interesting paintings and a small museum nearby contains clothes and decorations of former Ethiopian rulers.

We then leave for Addis Ababa, passing Gefersa reservoir (good for birds) and arriving early evening.

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