Portuguese Bridge
Portuguese Bridge
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Every Step Every Nation
Santa Cruz, CA81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I visited Portuguese Bridge in June 2023 during my trip to Ethiopia! The attraction is a must to see and visit if travelling Ethiopia. HIghly recommended
Written 9 January 2024
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richj65
Chicago, IL1,707 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
It is worth the long ride to see mother nature at its best. Be careful walking along the path because of how steep it is and the dropping from the donkeys. Very enjoyable.
Written 1 November 2023
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Muluken G
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia293 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Business
Portuguese Bridge is a must-stop site if you are near Debre Libanos Monastery. Cross the bridge by walking to the best viewpoint where you can enjoy one of the picturesque scenes around Addis Ababa!
Written 9 September 2023
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Zach D
Norman, OK329 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We have been to Ethiopia 6 times now and have visited several beautiful areas, including the Simien Mountains and the Tis Issat/Tis Abay/Blue Nile Falls. This year we visited the gorge and Portuguese Bridge at Debre Libanos and we absolutely loved it! It was the highlight of our trip. The scenery was spectacular! I would go back here a thousand times and enjoy it every time. When we went in September it was just as the rainy season was ending so everything was lush and green and the yellow flowers were in bloom in the countryside. It was a beautiful drive up from Addis Ababa.

We parked at the "Ethio-German Park" which has a restaurant and some cottages. The hike from the parking lot to the bridge and the falls is quite easy and mostly flat, but not wheelchair accessible. We saw a lot of Geladas at pretty close range at the falls, which was very cool. We have seen them before in the Simien Mountains, but at a much greater distance. This hike is also a nice place to do some bird watching with raptors and vultures soaring by at eye level.

When we got back to the vehicle we ate lunch at the restaurant, which was pretty good and we got to continue enjoying the view into the gorge.
Written 14 December 2022
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Meklit Bekele
Ethiopia388 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
The geographical features is breathtaking, I had an amazing time, also went to see the caves which were built in the 16th century, by the famous war lord Geragne Ahmed. I would definitely visit the place again, because the hiking was so much fun. But I was disappointed by the tour guides, they asked for more price than usual, anyhow learn from this and negotiate about the price before starting the tour.
Written 26 June 2022
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ADB
Washington DC, DC15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
What an amazing adventure to the Debre Libanos area. During my recent visit to Addis Ababa, I made the 2 hour long ride to the area. The drive allowed me to take in the country-side views and through several rural and adventurous townships. Once the driver arrived I took a short, rugged walk to the Portuguese Bridge. The bridge has a historical presence, however, the most spectacular view was overlooking the Jemma Valley. What a stunning view (which reminds me of the USA Grand Canyon). A waterfall sits in the foreground that you can easily navigate and capture some amazing pictures. Also, I had lunch at the Sherer View Resort which overlooks the Jemma Valley. This is a must visit if you are in the area. The local foods are fit for the occasion. You will not be disappointed with your visit.
Written 15 July 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore12,849 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
The bridge is part of a pretty gorge and from the bridge, there is a nice view of the gorge and a great place for taking pics.
Written 22 October 2020
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Michael Marklevitz
Edmonton, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Tee gorge and the wildlife are the real attraction here. The bridge is small and overwhelmed by the gorge immediately adjacent. Great place for Geladas the impressive endemic Ethiopian monkeys. Very tame and photogenic. A coffee or light meal at the restaurant allows for some time to watch the birds of prey including Lammergeirs, Egyptian Vultures, Verraux's Eagles, Ruppell's Vultures and several other raptor species. Well worth it for photographers,
Written 5 August 2020
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VinnieLondon
Doha, Qatar12,742 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Only few minutes walk from car park in Ethio-Garmen hotel car park. Small entrance fee and they do have a guide if you are not there with your own guide (better option). You should wear boots or good shoes as it’s a steep walk down over rocks and for less abled people this is a challenging site. The bridge and history is not that exciting, but the views across the Blue Nile Gorge and back up to the limestone landscape are spectacular. It’s a further climb down to the waterfall but worth the clamber. It was dry season on my visit so no waterfall but sure this adds further to the spectacle at other times. I would think seriously about taking young children to the site as there are sheer drops throughout the location with no fencing at all. There are very basic toilets back at the restaurant/hotel buildings. Definitely worth a visit for the views but take care.
Written 1 March 2020
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Alex S
Deventer, The Netherlands558 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The portugese bridge is a tourist trap. You can see the bridge without paying any entrance fee. To get to the bridge and stand on it, they asked 15 USD entrance fee. A total rip-off. I refused to pay the money and retraced my steps. The gelada baboons were just outside the entrance gate and I enjoyed thm for an hour or so. For free.....
Written 16 February 2020
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