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Ethiopia: Timkat Festival Tour

We are proud to be able to offer this unique itinerary that gives a rare opportunity to share in the annual Timkat ceremonies in the company of village communities. Timkat is the most important festival in the Ethiopian Orthodox calendar and is a wonderful time to visit this endlessly surprising country. Working closely with TESFA (Tourism in Ethiopia for Sustainable Future Alternatives), an NGO founded by Wild Frontiers ex-tour leader, Mark Chapman, we will celebrate Timkat in the central highlands, experiencing the hospitality & friendliness of the Ethiopian people - you will seldom find a more attractive and fun-loving people anywhere on earth.

We also visit all the better known (and some lesser known) destinations in Ethiopia from the staggering 12th Century rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, the 17th century castles of Gonder and the 3,000 year-old stelae of Axum. Add in the stunning Simien Mountains and some remote monasteries in Tigray and what you have is a very special trip to one of our favourite countries. Come prepared to be amazed!


  • Celebrating Timkat with village communities
  • Exploring the rarely visited Tigray region
  • Travelling through the Ethiopian countryside 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
  • 14 breakfasts, 15 lunches & 15 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable)
  • All transport ( 4WD's & Minibuses)
  • 14 nights' accommodation (8 in Hotels, 3 in Lodges & 3 in Tukul Huts)
  • 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)


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

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