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SAFARI INFORMATION

  • Safari Series: Cultural
  • Countries Visited: Ethiopia
  • From (Based On Two Sharing): $3,986
  • Days: 9

Testimonials

Stella, both you and Jimmy are a credit to your vocation, your industry and your beautiful country. Our hearts are very sore at the thought of leaving so soon. ...

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- H Wallace & D Ash, Australia, December 2011

Every day we spent in Uganda was like a beautiful present. We were lucky to have a wonderful guide. We learnt a lot from Abdul. He was polite and has the best ...

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- A & M Vocat, Switzerland, October 2011

All in all, a wondrous, amazing, once in a lifetime trip which was meticulously and lovingly prepared by Patrick. Many thanks from myself, Jenny & Rachel. W...

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- E Hazzard, US, January 2014


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Ethiopia Highlights

overview

This magical 9-day journey takes you through the heritage preserved within Ethiopia's medieval cities of Gondar, Axum and Lalibela. A remarkably preserved collection of castles, monuments and churches, some dating back over two thousand years, provide for an absorbing few days as you gain an insight into the history of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

Using internal flights to cut down journey times, this tour also takes you to Lake Tana and the Simien Mountains, part of the Ethiopian Highlands. An alternative is to do this trip as a more leisurely 11-day road trip, stopping in at Mekele and Kombolcha, a trip that will require you to be prepared for more basic accommodations.

Safari Highlights

  • Explore Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile and home to a scattering of monasteries
  • Visit Gonder's Fasil Ghebbi (Royal Enclosure), with its castles, churches, libraries and baths
  • Visit the obelisks of Axum, and the two cathedrals of the St Mary of Zion, the older of which is said to house the Ark of the Covenant
  • Visit the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, some of the best examples in the world of this form of architecture
Season Dates Price*
Year Round 01 Jan to 31 Dec $3,986 Enquire now