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


Joan and Geoffrey were very kind and friendly. Overall we had a great experience in Uganda.

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- The Vaca Family, Mexico, December 2012

An unforgettable trip - Uganda offers lots of interesting sites and activities. Gorillas, primates, and all the other animals. But the highlight for myself was ...

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- I Baumgartner, Switzerland, May 2013

A very well organized tour - felt taken care of at every point.The service, attention to detail shown has been incredible and would very highly recommend the co...

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- M. Bolderston, Australia, April, 2014

Reviews about Journeys Discovering Africa

Ethiopia Highlights


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