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