We leave Asmara early in the morning driving to Massawa through the green belt would take the path primarily towards the Keren road…
We will assist you with your entry visa facilitation both requested at Eritrean Embassy at your starting country or arriva, once you confirm your trip with us.
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At your arrival at the Asmara International Airport, after processing custom formalities you will be transferred at your hotel.
In the afternoon the guided tour will lead you to same most interesting places in Asmara, UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers.
Overnight in Asmara
A drive from Asmara to the town of Keren, the second largest city, situated at 91 kilometers to north west of Asmara takes a gradual descent to an altitude of 1390 meters. It has a moderate climate. The fine tarmac road, built by the Italians is like a hairpin curved out from mountainous plateaus.
The town is surrounded by mountains and one would wish to have an experience of mountain climbing if one has the necessary training. The city was built by the Italians. Because of its moderate climate many visitors use to enjoy for a couple of days or even weeks. In the 1960’s and early 1970 The town had a wonderful American club with a swimming pool. There was also snake farm owned by an Italian The town is also well known for its baobab temple. The majestic tree has stood for centuries and it is so graceful to watch it and pay respects. Visitors would also visit the Italian and Common Wealth war cemeteries.
Keren is well known for the fiercest battles that went on between the Common wealth and the Italian forces in 1941. The fall of Keren in the hands of the Common Wealth advancing army signaled the end of an era of the Italian occupation in Eritrea. In concluding their visit.
Driving to Massawa through the green belt would take the path primarily towards the Keren road. Then turning towards the east the journey would gradually descend through the much admired filfil- solomuna road, usually called the Green belt.
The road initially built by the Italians as a weather road has been turned into a fine tarmac by the Government of Eritrea Visitors may feel as if they are driving above the clouds as they could apparently watch the clouds down the hill.
Further driving towards the east the descending will continue. Visitors could have a stop-over at the Mai Wu’uii (the famous hot spring) found some 40 kilometers from Massawa. Continuing the journey visitors will witness the desert plains before reaching the port City of Massawa.
Overnight at Massawa
Massawa enjoys a combination of Turkish and Italian Architects, an apparent indication of the Ottoman and Italian colonial history.
There is, among others, an old Turkish Palace and the Modern Port built by the Titians at the turn of the 20th Century. A more than one thousand years mosque is still standing to this day. A great attraction to many visitors
Massawa is relatively cool during October to March. However during April to September it will be hot and humid. Visitors can adjust their time table accordingly.
Overnight in Massawa
Driving back at an early morning from Massawa to Asmara is an enjoyable ascending from 0 sea levels to a gradual climbing to Ghindae and Nefasit.
Then finally the journey will take the visitors to Asmara.
A journey towards the south East of Asmara will take the visitors to Dekemhare, 40 kilometers, Segeneiti, 65 kilometers, Adi Keyh 115 kilometers. Turning to the left through a weather road of 12 kilometers visitors will enjoy the archaeological site in Kohaito. An ancient dam, traces of ancient palace, Rock paintings and tombs. Included is also the breath taking view of the Grand Canyon.
While returning back to Asmara visitors will have an observation of the several majestic baobab tree found in the town of Segeneiti, 65 kilometers from Asmara or almost half way to Senafe. The 5 Nakfa note commemorates one of the biggest baobab tree in the town.
Overnight in Asmara
The town of Mendefera derived this name from the local language Tigrinya meaning “nobody dared“, after the resilience shown by the locals when they defended themselves on the hill against the Italian advance. The town is dominated by two hills on either side of the main road.
Among the things to see in Mendefera include the market, the ancient Mosque and the old Saint George Church.
Travel further to Adi Quala, a pleasant market town 32 km from Mendefera and 88 km from Asmara. It is covered with vegetation and a slew of agricultural plains, small stores, cafes and scenic panoramas.
One place of interest not to be missed during visits to the town is the extraordinary Italian Mausoleum, boasting fascist motifs, ringed by stone lions and iron chains. It was built during Mussolini’s fascist era, during the 1930’s when Eritrea was an Italian colony, a memorial to 8000 Italian troops who died while trying and failing to invade Ethiopia in March 1890.
Overnight in Asmara
Free to discover Asmara in your leisure time. Transfer to airport for Departure.
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