Day trip to Menagesha Forest
Route: Addis Ababa – Menagesha – Addis Ababa
Drive west 30 km from Addis Ababa and you’ll reach the entrance of the protected Menagesha Forest. On a 2-3 hour hike, we will explore the forest with its typical plants such as the Giant juniper, Giant lobelia, heather, and Giant ragweed. Some of the oldest trees are over 400 years old. In addition, wild animals such as Guereza monkeys and Menelik bushbucks can be observed.
Before heading back to Addis Ababa, we can visit an abandoned compound with an old sawmill. Finally, after leaving the forest, we can make a stop at the Meta brewery, sit in the green garden with a fresh beer and have a look and some photos at the nearby waterfall.