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Ethiopia: Northern Explorer

This is a great itinerary that visits the very best of the northern historical circuit whilst offering a few hidden treasures as well, many of which are not offered, to our knowledge, by any other UK tour operator. Starting our tour in Addis we will fly to Gonder with its medieval castles and then drive up into the wonderful Simien Mountains.

But it is from Axum that the trip really becomes quite different, as we drive – rather than fly – to the World Heritage town of Lalibela via Yeha, through Eastern Tigray and one of the most visually stunning parts of the whole country, to see some of the most rarely seen rock churches. From Lalibela (which for some is considered to be the 8th wonder of the world) we then undertake an incredibly rewarding village walk, spending 2 nights with local communities in conjunction with the charity TESFA (Tourism in Ethiopia for Sustainable Future Alternatives).

As a fitting climax, we finally arrive in Bahir Dar for a stroll beneath the Blue Nile Falls and a boat ride on Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile.

Highlights:

  • Exploring the rarely visited Tigray region
  • Travelling from Gonder to Lalibela by 4WD
  • UNESCO sites of Lalibela, Gonder & Axum
  • Stunning scenery of the Simien Mountains


Tour Includes:
  • Full services of a Wild Frontiers Tour Leader with local guides and drivers
  • 13 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 13 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable)
  • Drinking water throughout
  • All transport (4WDs, minibuses, boats and domestc flights )
  • 13 nights' accommodation (9 in hotels, 2 in loges and 2 nights in specially constructed huts (tukuls) with shared facilities)
  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • A carbon-offsetting contribution to Carbon Clear (if booking international flights through WF office)


ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS HAVE NO LOCAL PAYMENTS, HIDDEN EXTRAS OR COMPULSORY SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS.

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Ethiopia in 60 seconds


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Quotation Mark

Untouristy, off the beaten track..The tour was one of the best I have been on....

Sue Eland


Tour Details


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Duration: 14 Days

Land only price from: £2,950

Optional Single Supplement: £315

Max Group Size: 12

Wild Miles: 7318 -


What's Included:
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Ethiopia in 60 seconds


Reviews of this trip

Quotation Mark

Untouristy, off the beaten track..The tour was one of the best I have been on....

Sue Eland


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Lukey

If you like a bit of nightlife, check out one of the many jazz bars in Addis Ababa.

Lulu
Lulu

The cuisine of Ethiopia is underrated, but the coffee as most people know is out of this world.

Jonny
Jonny

When visiting the Simien Mountains, take binoculars - they're great for spotting Ibex and Gelada baboons.

Nigel

Wear slip on shoes - you're not allowed to wear them in the churches so you'll be taking them off a lot.

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30th October 2016 - 14 Days - £2,950

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20th December 2016 - 14 Days - £2,950

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