Ethiopia to Cape Town 2013

8 months - with Gitane - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Muger river and Blue Nile Gorges

October 23, 2013  —  Ethiopia

Many people wonder about what is there to see in Ethiopia. Those that are 35 years or older may remember images of hunger broadcast in the eighties. Others think that there is nothing to see in the country.

Far from it! This country, part of the Great Rift Valley, is one of the most spectacular in terms of scenery. Moreover, it is far from a country where droughts are constantly occurring. Ethiopia is very green and fertile. You will realize that by looking at the photos of two wonderful gorges.

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River Muger Gorge

This very spectacular gorge is located near the village of Durba. The village is right on the rim of the gorge and offers magnificent views.

Muger River Gorge - Ethiopia
The river is barely visible at the bottom of the gorge.
Muger River Gorge - Ethiopia
Muger River Gorge - Ethiopia
Muger River Gorge - Ethiopia
Muger River's tributary.
Debre Libanos - Ethiopia
Debre Libanos - Ethiopia
Pilgrims going to the church.
Muger River Gorge - Ethiopia
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Blue Nile Gorge

The Blue Nile is one of the rivers that are tributaries to the famous Nile of Egypt. This river has shaped the land into a spectacular landscape all along its path. It has also created the Blue Nile Falls that you will see in a later blog...

We stopped at a magnificent viewpoint where there was a restaurant. Thus, we enjoyed an excellent meal with a well-deserved beer (well, travelling is tiresome).

Blue Nile Gorge - Ethiopia
Blue Nile Gorge - Ethiopia
View on the Blue Nile river.
Blue Nile Gorge - Ethiopia
Gitane s enjoying a good beer; a St-Georges.
Blue Nile Gorge - Ethiopia
Blue Nile Gorge - Ethiopia
Blue Nile Gorge - Ethiopia
Blue Nile Gorge - Ethiopia
Blue Nile Gorge - Ethiopia
A small river flowing into the Blue Nile.
Blue Nile Gorge - Ethiopia
A gelada, an endemic specie of this region.
Blue Nile Gorge - Ethiopia
The road along the gorge.
Blue Nile Gorge - Ethiopia
Blue Nile Gorge - Ethiopia
The bridges crossing the river.
Blue Nile Gorge - Ethiopia
Another gorge connected to the Blue Nile gorge.
Blue Nile Gorge - Ethiopia
Blue Nile Gorge - Ethiopia
Notice that Gitane is on this panorama.