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SAFARI INFORMATION

  • Safari Series: Cultural
  • Countries Visited: Ethiopia
  • From (per person): $3,986
  • Days: 9

Testimonials

So wonderful! The gorillas were spectacular! We saw the Sabyinyo and Hirwa Groups. The Sabyinyo Lodge was lovely, Tracy and Nellis really know how to make you f...

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- P Burdick, United States, June 2013

All of the arrangements were very well done. Elias is a superb guide/driver. He is charming, articulate and willing to put up with tourists who change their min...

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- T Tingley, USA, April 2011

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


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Ethiopia Highlights

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