Adadi Mariam & Melka Quntture:
Adadi Mariam is a 13th century Lalibela type rock hewn church located approximately 50KM South of Addis Ababa on the Alem Gena-Swodo road. It is surrounded with beautiful and enticing hills. From here, you can easily proceed to Melkam Quntture. With its scenic site on the bank of the Awash River, Melkam Quntture is an archeological spot where experts have excavated fossils, stone tools and related materials dating from 1.5 million years ago.
Ambo & Guder:
Ambo is situated 125Km West of Addis Ababa. The Ambo road passes through Geferssa Reservoir, thereafter Mengesha and Addis Alem towns. Ambo yields the most popular mineral water source. Its hot springs have been turned into modern spas. After a few minutes drive, the town of Guder can be reached. Here, the beautiful volcanic Crater Lake of Wonchi, the spectacular Guder Falls, and its vineyards can be seen. Guder, a popular export quality red wine has been named after this town.
Arba Minch is well known for its large number and variety of wildlife, species endemic birds and natural beauty of the landscape. Drive Southeast of Addis Ababa passing through Debre Zeit and continue driving along the main road of the Great Rift Valley which leads you to the South along the shores of many of the lakes.