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SAFARI INFORMATION

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

Testimonials

Friends and family were a little dubious when they heard about our plans to visit Uganda and Kenya, trek in the jungle, fly about in little planes, then stay in...

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- R Hazzard, United States, January 2014

Isaac is such a pleasure to travel with. He is kind and thoughtful, his explanations and love for the country really made our trip great. We hate to say goodbye...

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- D&S Madsen, USA, August 2012

Our recent trip to Rwanda was one of the best experiences we have ever had! Our guide, Martin was very professional and prompt and provided wonderful conversati...

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- Howe Family, USA, August 2011


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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 2017 $3,986 Enquire now
Year Round 01 Jan to 31 Dec 2018 $4,286 Enquire now