The Ruins of Aksum, Axum

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Walk with the animals at The Ruins of Aksum, a private reserve on Lake Naivasha peninsula in the Great Rift Valley. Created in 1988 when an island became a peninsula, today the park is patrolled by armed guides for anyone wishing to take a guided tour. Accessible by boat or by road, the park hosts giraffes, buffalo, elands, hippos which you can spot from the island. Fish-eagles, ospreys, pelicans and cormorants are among over 200 bird species observable here. A private boating club on the peninsula offers sailing activities. To visit The Ruins of Aksum and get the most from your holiday in Axum, create itinerary details personal to you using our Axum online sightseeing planner .
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  • Axum has a lot of good history but most of it is not discovered yet. You only need about 6 hours to visit the graveyards(ruins), Kaleb's tomb, Queen of Sheba's palace and Ezana's rock. If planned corr...  more »
  • The ruins are impressive, we had a guide, which brought historical backgrounds closer to us and a driver, which facilitated the achievement of the various archaeological sites. The archaeological sites is impressive with the up to 500 ton monolithic stealing, the tombs, and the testimony of early exchange of cultures on the Red Sea and the Mediterranean. The surrounding city is alive and comfortable despite its relaxed inhabitants, in contrast to our previous tour stop in Addis Abeba. Although a guide here in particular is not strictly necessary, this simplifies life because otherwise prices for tickets quickly explode for foreigners. In our case we have thanks to our guide and organizer, Wegderes Tel.: +251 91 285 5414, on all our tour stops (Axum - Lalibela - Gondar - its mountains - Bahar Dar) found a guide and driver. The day program we have worked out in advance with him and as we us suburb the hotels themselves picked, kept the costs within limits. We paid less than €1000 for the round trip starting and finishing in Addis per person.
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  • It has to be particular to wander around here. Aksum was an important city in ancient times with a high civilization. Also here are submitted by the Guide legends interwoven with the history and that's fun.
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