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Ethiopia Encompassed

This fascinating journey uncovers the richness of one of Africa’s most beautiful countries from north to south. Beginning with the best of its historical northern sites, with their rock-hewn churches and ancient monasteries, you’ll then travel deep into the heart of the Omo Valley, one of the most culturally diverse places on earth.

Beginning with the 2,000 year old city of Axum, your adventure begins amongst the haunting remains of one of the last great civilisations of antiquity. Moving on into the barren landscapes of the Lasta Mountains, you’ll then discover the remarkable rock-cut churches of Lalibela, before flying on to Gonder and the breathtaking beauty of the Simien Mountain ranges.

Then begins your journey into the sweeping panoramas of the Great African Rift Valley, where you’ll visit the extraordinary tribal peoples of the Lower Omo Valley, home to probably one of the most unique and extensive collections of ethnic tribes anywhere in the world. Here you will have ample opportunity to visit colourful markets and uncover the rich cultural diversity of some of the most unique tribal peoples in Africa.

All our holidays can be tailor-made for you.

This is an example itinerary to give you an idea of what we can offer.


  • Visit the UNESCO city of Axum, with its ruined palaces and great stone obelisks.
  • See the extraordinary rock churches of Lalibela and the medieval castles of Gonder.
  • Spend time amongst the dramatic Simien Mountains, one of Africa’s highest ranges.
  • Explore the natural wonders of the Great African Rift Valley.
  • Discover the unique tribal culture of the Omo Valley.

Tour Includes:

  • 14 nights three star hotel accommodation
  • 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Accompanied by an experienced English speaking driver
  • English speaking local guide at the sites
  • Sightseeing programme including all entrance fees
  • Private guided transfers to and from all airport
  • Boat hire in Lake Tana and Lake Chamo

*Please note the prices shown above are per person based on two persons sharing a twin or double room

*Domestic flights mentioned in the itinerary are not included in the price due to international-domestic combination deals