Ethiopia is a land of unexpected and awe-inspiring beauty. Notable destinations include the Simien Mountains with their fantastic hiking trails, and wildlife endemic to only that region, the Blue Nile a river originating at Lake Tana and the Awash National Park with over 450 species of bird. What's more the Erta Ale volcano and Danakil Depression offer landscapes that feel entirely other worldly.
Ethiopia is a great destination for those interested in learning about other cultures. The government officially recognises an amazing 86 ethnic groups, making Ethiopia the most culturally and linguistically diverse nation of Eastern Africa, with the Oromo, Amhara and Tigrayan the largest of these tribes. No matter which of our Ethiopia tours you choose to undertake we highly recommend including at least one cultural activity, where you can learn more about one of the fascinating tribes.
The rock hewn churches of Lalibela are a highlight largely unique to Ethiopia. There are 11 medieval monolithic cave churches at this UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia. Lalibela is an important place in Ethiopian Christianity, and even today is a place of pilgrimage and devotion.
This private escorted tour is for adventurous travellers who enjoy hiking and being in nature. Spend several days trekking at altitude in outstandingly scenic mountains. You will also explore areas known for unique wildlife species.
Price - From £3995 or $5125pp Sharing
Danakil Depression is one of the remotest spots in the world and Erta Ale is one of the few volcanoes in the world that have an almost persistent lava lake. Visit the lowest point in Africa on this truly unique and mesmerising group tour.
Price - From £3755 or $4695pp Sharing
This tour takes in some of the key cultural sites within the country, including the impressive Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela, the Royal enclosure at Gondar, the Gateway to the Simien Mountains, and beautiful Lake Tana.
Price - From £2995 or $3825pp Sharing
The Simien Mountains National park is situated between 4,430 and 1,900 meters above sea level, and boasts varied flora. The highest parts have meadows with little vegetation. This is a moderate trekking itinerary of medium difficulty.
Price - From £3695 or $4625pp Sharing
This itinerary gets you “off the beaten path” with an opportunity to learn about and interact with some of Ethiopia’s most unique cultural groups. The itinerary covers many of the tribes in the Omo valley including the Hamer people.
Price - From £2545 or $3195pp Sharing
This very popular tour combines the northern Historic and the southern cultural sites. Visits to the main historical sites in the north, Simien Mountains, and the photogenic Omo valley tribes are included in the itinerary.
Price - From £4460 or $5575pp Sharing
Ethiopia is composed of about 83 ethnic groups with 200 dialects. Based on the language they speak, they can be divided into Semitic, Cushitic, Nilotic, and Omotic stocks. This itinerary covers all tribes to the East and West part of the Omo River
Price - From £4585 or $5730pp Sharing
With your own personal guide you will get to visit some of the key sights of the beautiful and green country of Ethiopia. Highlights include Harar, Bishoftu, Arba Minch, Goba and Jinka
Price - From £6495 or $8325pp Sharing