A journey along Butajira Road will take you to 3 very interesting (pre) historical sites just south of Addis Ababa. A shortcut brings us to the beautiful Rift Valley Lakes and we returning to Addis by the Debre Zeit Road the next day.
Day 1 Addis Ababa – Langano, via Butajira, 222 km/ ~4 hr
We pick you from your hotel after breakfast and leave Addis Ababa to the south through the fertile rolling hills. After about an hour drive we arrive at the prehistoric site of Melka Kunture. Half an hour further south the rock-hewn church of Adadi Maryam is found, build in the same style as the famous contemporaries in Lalibela. Somewhere in the area we enjoy a picnic lunch we brought from Addis Ababa.
From Adadi Maryam it is about an hour drive to Tiya where mysterious stelae are found, most probably grave markers. From Tiya it is about 2,5 hour to Langano where we arrive late afternoon.
Day 02 Langano – Addis Ababa, 197 km/ ~3 hr
We enjoy a morning at leisure at Lake Langano. If you are interested it is possible to visit Lake Shalla-Abiata National Park nearby. After lunch we are heading back to Addis Ababa. We have a brief stop at Lake Ziway to watch the many water birds along its shore. Late afternoon we drop you at your hotel.