When you leave Addis Ababa by the Asmara Road, it is about half a day drive to reach Ankober. An interesting place in a beautiful setting which has been the capital of the Kingdom of Shoa for centuries.
Day 01 Addis Ababa – Ankober, 170 km/ ~3, 5 hr.
After breakfast we pick you from your hotel for the half day drive to Ankober. On the way we visit Koremash where we enjoy extraordinary views over the Rift Valley below. Depending on our departing time we might take a picnic lunch from Addis Ababa or we enjoy a late lunch at the Ankober Palace Lodge. In the afternoon we make in easy walk to explore the surrounding area with its historical sites.
Day 02 Ankober.
There are many options to fill this day in Ankober, from easy going to strenuous hikes. When you are here on a market day it might be interesting to (walk or drive) down to Aliyo Amba, where Christian highlanders meet the Islamic lowlanders for centuries.
Day 3 Ankober – Addis Ababa, 170 km/ 3,5 hr
A morning at leisure. After lunch we start the journey back to Addis Ababa where we drop you at your hotel.