Rondreis regio - Day Trip Debre Berhan

Highlights of the day trip

During this individual tour you will explore the historical North & Cultural South of Ethiopia.

Itinerary for the day

Our driver/guide will pick you up from your preferred start point in Addis and you’ll head out of the city northeast in a private 4x4. The journey to Debre Berhan takes 2 hours and along the way, we stop off for a coffee and chance to visit a highland market (Tuesdays and Saturdays). When we arrive at Debre Berhan, you’ll visit the Selassie church which was built in the early 19th century. After the church, we can take a short hike It’s possible to take a walk. The landscape is alpine landscape and ideal for short and long hikes.

It is also possible to drive to Ankobar around 40km from Debre Brehan. At Ankobar, we will visit Ankobar Lodge which was once Emporer Menelik II palace. In the late 1800s, the palace was used by the Menelik to confine political prisoners. Not far from Ankobar Lodge is Aliyu Amba , a Muslim community tucked away in the lowland valleys. We will have some lunch and coffee in Akobar and drive back to Addis Ababa in the late afternoon arriving in time for a traditional Ethiopian dinner.

Covid-19 safety measures during this trip

This trip is recommended by Yared Tour as a covid-19 safe travel experience in Ethiopia. This means that different aspects of the trip have been carefully considered in terms of physical distancing and hygiene standards. Ethiopia is a vast country and the rural areas in particular are sparsely populated.

During this trip you can expect:

  • Face masks provided for travellers

  • Careful selection of accommodation providers with high hygiene standards

  • Driver/guide trained in health and safety, first aid and covid-19 protocols

  • Vehicles regularly sanitized

  • Social distancing encouraged throughout the trip

  • Hand sanitiser provided for travellers and driver/guides

  • Temperature checks for travellers upon start of tour

Please read our Covid-19 Measures page for all up-to-date information about covid-19 in Ethiopia.