Gihon next to ChiniseResturnat @ 12:00 LT
Aug 06, 2023
Portuguese bridge is located in the North shewa 105 km from the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.
The bridge is made up of ostrich eggs and limestone.
There is controversy about the origins of the so-called Portuguese Bridge. According to some, it was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese, but others say that it was built by Ras Darge (Emperor Menelik II’s uncle) in the 19th century.
After crossing the bridge, walk a short way along the side of the river until and you’ll reach on a large rock from where you can see a magnificent 600m waterfall.
The waterfall is at its most impressive during the rainy season (July-September).
You may also see endemic Galada Baboons here.
👉Join our hiking trip to Portuguese bridge, You will enjoy it! 👇
*Admire stunning views of the Jemma River from the Portuguese Bridge, as it plunges into a waterfall hundreds of meters high.
*See a cave where Gelada baboons sleep at night
*Descend to the Blue Nile gorge, cited as “the largest canyon in Africa”.