Ethiopia Safari to Lalibela
The 3 day Ethiopia safari to Lalibela takes you back to history. On this African safari tour to Ethiopia, you will visit the rock hewn churches in Ethiopia. This has earned the churches a rightful place for a wonder of the ancient world.
About The 3 day Ethiopia safari to Lalibela
This African safari tour to Ethiopia is not to be missed by anyone. The focus of day Ethiopia safari to Lalibela is history or religious pilgrimage sites.
Make this African safari tour with ease on this 3-day Ethiopia safari to Lalibela from Addis Ababa. The safari includes accommodation and all food and activities as per itinerary.
On this day Ethiopia safari to Lalibela you will tour the magnificent ruins. This is with your guide for a deeper understanding of their significance. You will get to know how they observe the Sabbath Festival that takes place at the ruins every weekend.
The 3-day Ethiopia safari to Lalibela visits rock hewn churches from the 12th and 13th centuries. Observe the Sabbath Festival at the church site, which occurs every weekend.
Detailed 3 Day Ethiopia Safari to Lalibela Itinerary
Day 1: Trek from Lalibela to Degosach Eco Lodge
Meet and greet on arrival or at your hotel in the morning. Enjoy a briefing on this 3-day Ethiopia safari to Lalibela. Our Ethiopia safari representative will help transfer you to your domestic flight.
You will be in time for Fly to Lalibela and take the airport shuttles transfer to the Town. Today you will visit the rock hewn churches of Lalibela. Lalibela is most famous for its churches.
Visit the 12-13th century Rock hewn churches among the Eighth wonders of the world. This are still active places of worship and host many major religious Ceremonies. The churches are carved out of solid rock, and each has unique architectural features. Take a wander through the tunnels and stairways linking the churches together.
We will drive to the site where we find a concentration of churches. You will find some of Ethiopians most famous Rock Hewn churches here.
They are referred by many as the living wonders of the world. These churches are have been around here for at list 900 years. They are active christen shrine, the spiritual center of the counter’s religious life. The monolithic churches where carved out of 2600-sq natural rock terrace. This was in the twelve century AD by king Lalibela.
Bete Medhanialem is the largest monolithic Rock hewn church of the world. Magers 37.7 ft in Height, covers an area of almost 2625 Square ft and has walls that are up to 6 feet thick. A plain building supported by 36 pillars on the inside and anther 38 pillars around the outside. BjteMedhanialemmodeled on the original st.Merryzion church. This was by king Ezana in 4th century at axum.
We will visit all Rock hewn churches of Lalibela. they are Bete Medhanialem, Bete Mariam, Bete Meskel, Bete Denagl and Bete Gebrial. We also have Bete Amanuel, Bete Merkoriwos, Bete Aba Libanos and Bete Gologota Michal.
Later in the afternoon drive from Lalibela to degosach Eco Lodge. this is 40Munite. you will then Trek 30munite more from the road to the eco Lodge.
You will check in and have lunch and short break. from the lodge enjoy a walk to one of the villages close to Degosach. You will be here to learn about the life of the local people. This includes farming practices, cattle rearing and local traditions. You will spend the remind of the afternoon enjoying the silence of Degosach Eco Lodge. Look out for the beautiful sunset.
At night gather around the fire with the local farmers. Here you will have a lovely tradition to welcome their Guests. This is by washing guests’ feet, some of our client call it (foot massage).
It is common for the people in the mountain when new Guest. This is when they arrive their house first. They will give them food, then wash gusts feet and leave their bed for guests. Of curse now they will not leave their bed for you because they have the eco lodge.
Enjoy your diner under the star and moon. After your diner locals will present a lovely typical traditional dance. This is of the Highland Tribes; you can enjoy the muisc till your time to bed.
Accommodation at: Degosach Eco lodge
Day 2: Full Day Excursion to Abune Yousef Community Conservation park.
Start the day on Ethiopia safari to Lalibela with and early breakfast. This will be followed by an early departure for a long Trek. This is a Mule ride from Degosach Eco lodge to Abune Yousef park. You will spend much of your day at Abune Yousef Park.
Abune Yousef is covering 70km2 of Afroalpine habitat and spectacular scenery. Depending on your time of arrival at the park you can Explore some of Abune yousef Park View points. There will be wildlife seeing points & Peaks…etc. You can visit the the other side of the park Small & Big zgit 4100m.
Have your picnic lunch at Small Zgit overlooking the panoramic view. This is towards endless chain mountains of Sekota. Visit different fauna and flora, fox and swarm of Ghelada baboons. You will see plenty of Birds and lots of Fauna and flora of the area.
Later it is time to go the other direction return back to degosach eco lodge. You will pass trough most beautiful village of Dewalk. This is a nice village with Spectacular view, located on a nice spot. At night, as usual you will have campfire under the star and moon. Today the dance will present by you and the staff. Enjoy the local traditional dance and music. You will be invited to dance our unique Ethiopian traditional dance.
Accommodation at: Degosach eco lodge
Day 3: Trek from Degosach Eco Lodge – Lalibela,
Have your early breakfast looking beautiful sunrise trough the Abune Yousf Mountains. Then you will trek back to the road where you will be pickup by 4×4 for your flight to Axum. You will be in time for your flight back to Addis Ababa. that is in time for your departure flight home
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