Ethiopia

Blessed with rich cultures, unique wildlife, startlingly blue skies and dramatic landscapes littered with ancient treasures, Ethiopia is a captivating destination that might not yet be on your radar, but should be.

Discover museums and colourful markets in the dynamic capital of Addis Ababa; and explore Camelot-style medieval castles and royal palaces in Gondar, Ethiopia's fascinating former capital.

Head to the spectacular Simien Mountains to hike along striking escarpment trails; tackle an ascent of Ras Dashen, Ethiopia's highest peak; and spot unique wildlife including gelada baboons, walia ibex and Simien foxes.

Visit the holy town of Lalibela and see its World Heritage Listed rock-hewn churches, superbly carved out of volcanic rock; or make the pilgrimage to Axum, littered with ancient obelisks and revered as the home of the Ark of the Covenant.

Experience Christmas Ethiopian-style with the Genna festival; or watch the moving rituals and colourful processions of the Timket festival, with thousands of white-robed Ethiopian Orthodox faithful observing the Epiphany.

Marvel at ornate island monasteries and the thundering Blue Nile Falls with a cruise on Lake Tana; and witness the largely unchanged lifestyles and unique traditions of the Omo Valley's diverse ethnic tribal groups.

If you're looking for a destination with a difference, combining ancient history, cultural riches and stunning landscapes, this might be the place!


 

Leaders in responsible travel

Responsible travel practice is at the heart of every program that we offer in Ethiopia. When you book one of our adventures you are supporting sustainability, the protection of local communities and natural environments and the appreciation of local cultures.

Authentic experiences

Experience Ethiopia through unique experiences that provide a glimpse at the country's daily life. Whether you choose to trek along the dramatic Simien Mountain Range, discover the unspoiled cultures of the Omo Valley or witness the colourul Timket Festival, even the most experienced traveller will find inspiration here.

Ultimate value

All of our Ethiopia journeys are supported by private vehicles, handpicked comfortable hotels, fascinating touring options and helpful camping crews. Additionally, we aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible into the trip cost such as most meals, transfers, excursions, permits and national park fees.

Experienced local guides

Our enthusiastic guides are eager to share their extensive knowledge of the cultural, social and historical gems of Ethiopia with you to ensure you have a memorable experience in their fascinating country.


 

Support of local economies

We employ our guides, cooks, scouts, drivers and logistics and operation team locally. All of our employees are insured for any accident while on duty and follow pre specified saftey guidelines. We encourage travellers to shop at local curio shops and restaurants to further support the community.

Animal welfare focus

We advocate for cruelty free animal encounters and encourage travellers to follow the guidelines in our detailed Animal Welfare Code of Conduct.

Child safe tourism

We protect vulnerable children by adhering to our comprehensive Child Welfare Code of Conduct and seek to educate travellers about the issues surrounding such abuses.


Hotels

In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 star, twin share properties that are centrally located, comfortable and reliable.

Camping

We offer two styles of camping; fully supported and semi-participation. Both styles feature quality two person tents erected in scenic wilderness.



A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



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