Debre Libanos Monastery
Drive 112 KMs North from Addis Ababa over the Entoto mountain passing through the Sululta plains to the monastery of Debrelibanos founded in the 13th Century by Abune Teklehaymanot. Over looking Jema gorge a tributary of the Blue Nile and Historical relies, and boasts a rare grove of trees that have disappeared from elsewhere in the region. Walk across a 16th Century Bridge said to have been built by Portuguese with a spectacular view point overlooking the gorge. Here you may see Gelada Monkeys a unique grass eating primate found only in Ethiopia. EAET suggest a weekend trip to Debrelibanos monastery with an overnight in the nearby and beautiful situated in a traditional Lodge or camp. Reroute you can also visit the Mugar gorge with the Durba waterfall and Jema Valley.