"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."
- Confucius

Addis Ababa is often referred as the political capital of Africa due to its historical, diplomatic and political significance for the continent. It also plays host for many international organizations and carrying many conferences in a year. So as to give conference participants and business travelers a glimpse insight into the country and to make their stay enjoyable, sightseeing and short day excursion tours can be organized considering their specific interest.

Options from half day Addis Ababa city tour to three days excursions to the nearest attractions.

Addis Ababa City Tour

We visit museums, including the National Museum to see the archeological, historical and cultural diversity amongst the regions of Ethiopia. This is also where the world famous Lucy lies. You will see monuments, beautifully painted churches and colorful markets; What do you like the most? Spices, traditional clothes or jewels?

We drive up to the old palace on Mount Entoto, overlooking Addis Ababa, where you will have a good view of the scenery. We visit the African Union building downtown, experience ethiopian music, and simply walk the streets observing the locals way of living. Bega Tour offer both half and full day city tour.

One-day excursion to Wonchi Crater Lake

With breathtaking scenery of natural forests and the ever-beautiful Wonchi Crater Lake, we explore the birdlife, treat ourselves with a boat trip, and a horseback ride on the way back once we reach the shore.

Wonchi Crater Lake is situated 150 kilometers west of Addis Ababa, on top of an inactive volcano, and contain gems like hot springs, waterfalls, and a monastery on one of the islands. A two-day trip is also possible, with a more relaxed visit of the site, and an overnight stay at Nagash Lodge, one of the nicest lodges in Ethiopia.

Community-participative eco-tourism site of Ankober & Tarmaber

Spectacular landscape in short distance from Addis, makes Ankober the perfect destination for a one or two day trip. Ankober once was the capital city of the ethiopian kingdom, and once you sit up on the balcony of Ankober Palace Lodge, it is easy to see why this place was choosen.

Ankober is a remarkable sight, afromontane vegetation covers the land, and dangerously high and steep cliffs gives you a scenery not to forget. Ankober also contains a national flora research center, mountain wildlife, endemic bird species, Gelada baboon and socio-cultural activities of the area. More days of trekking can be arranged depending your interest and available days.

Menz-Guassa Community Conservation Area

Menz-Guassa (GCCA) is an area where one of the oldest conservation management system in Africa, dating back to the 17th century, is being practiced. GCCA is the smallest, but best protected Afro-alpine habitats in Ethiopia. Menz-Guassa is situated to the northeast of Addis Ababa, only a 260 kilometers drive from the city, which makes it ideal for a weekend trip.

Menz-Guassa offers stunning views over the plateau; one can also be able to spot endemic birds and wildlife including the Gelada Babbon and the Ethiopian Wolf. Trips from two to four days of short hikes and trekking can be arranged, services are provided from the community. Tours commence from Guassa Community Self-help Lodge and continue through designated wilderness camping grounds. Visits to the cluster of stone huts with thatched roofs (traditional Menz village) is an add-up. Their woven wool rugs and traditional blankets are considered to be some of Ethiopia's finest.

Ecotourism development in Guassa Community Conservation Area is being promoted by Frankfurt Zoological Society and local government in order to generate an alternative income for the Guassa user communities and to support management of the GCCA.

Discover the Rift Valley Lakes

Enjoy the great Rift Valley and lakes, an african landscape with warm and pleasant climate. This pearl in african geography is known for rich birdlife, hippos, crocodiles and friendly people.

This is a relaxing trip with nights at comfortable lodges in the countryside, by the shores of the lakes. Mind, this trip requires two days minimum, due to fairly long driving distance.

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."
- John A. Shedd