Obelisk of Axum, Axum

Walk with the animals at Obelisk of Axum, 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 Obelisk of Axum 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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  • Well, this is the principal reason you're in Axum, right? Reasonably interesting site, augmented by a small museum. Significant in the context of sub-saharan Africa, but wouldn't merit a second.....  more »
  • I have been travelling through Ethiopia on my own back in Dec 2017 and I hired Mulugeta as my guide: Excellent knowledge and he offered experiences far beyond any standard tour (eg attending a...  more »
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  • In the heart of what is now Ethiopia, you may find jungles, rivers and quite possibly some monkeys. You could also encounter some major cities, bustling full of people. And of course, you might always stumble across a 79-foot-tall obelisk. That's a possibility because Ethiopia was once home to one of the world's greatest trade-based empires, called the Kingdom of Aksum.
  • Wonderful and rich cultural heritage. Sad that touts pester tourist. They don't understand the word 'no' and can be intimidating.
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