Five day trip along a road that goes north through the Ethiopian plateau where the big tributaries of the Blue Nile flow; among giant lobelias in the afroalpine environment of Guassa Plateas, a monastery that is a holy place for orthodox believers, the nature along the riverbanks of Wonchit river
Day 1. Addis Abeba – Guassa Plateau. Guassa Community Conservation Area is among the ethiopian highlands’ most pristine and secluded natural wonders. Ecotourism development is being promoted by Frankfurt Zoological Society and local government in order to generate an alternative income for the communities. Arrive in the afternoon; take walk before dinner. Night at Guassa Community guesthouse.
Day 2. Menz village and Mehal Meda market. Menz village contains many stone compounds typical of the North Shoa region and a village tour offer unique insights into the way of life of the local people. The largest open market in Guassa is held on Saturday in Mehal Meda. Night at Guassa Community guesthouse.
Day 3. Guassa hiking – Alem Ketema – Wonchit River Camp. Walk to the nearby mountaintop; an ideal spot for trekkers, offering genuinely stunning views over the Guassa plateau and the chance to spot the Ethiopian wolf. Along the trail, your guide will describe the natural surroundings as well as the history and local conservation efforts. Drive to the valley of Wonchit river and relax on the riverbanks at our small exclusive camp. Night at private camp.
Day 4. Wonchit Camp and Melkisedek Monastery. Walk on the riverbanks of Wonchit river, one of the tributaries of Blue Nile river. It is rich in fish and flows in a wide valley. After the walk and birdwatching have a swim in the clean water. In the afternoon drive to the town of Midda to visit Melkisedek monastery. Return back to the camp in Wonchit
Day 5. Wonchit Camp – Addis Abeba. Relax in the morning along the riverbanks and departure to Addis Ababa after lunch. Or leave in the morning and stop at one of the markets of the region: Fetra or Alem Ketema or Woberi. Arrive in Addis Ababa in the afternoon.