Ethiopia’s striking and dramatic natural beauty coupled with its diverse array of ethereal landscapes is bound to leave any traveller with a lasting impression that will challenge the misleading stereotype of a land stricken from years of drought and famine. Embrace the bustling chaos of Addis Ababa as you gaze at visual contrasts from the colourful rustic markets to the luxurious Italian influenced architecture and old art deco cathedrals during a guided city tour. Visit the natural treasure of Ethiopia – Lake Tana and drift between the many ancient island monasteries and churches decorated in bright frescoes.Stand below the exquisite Blue Nile Falls, as its smoky droplets glisten on your cheeks as you witness its natural splendour.
Explore the historic castles and churches in the imperial city of Gondar and stand with the tips of your toes over the edge of the majestic Simien Mountains as Gelda baboons bark in the distance and Lammergeyers fly between the dramatic chasms and gorges during a trek in what is considered the most beautiful mountain range in all of Africa. Walk through the remnants of the once mighty and ancient kingdom of Axum, among enigmatic tombs, churches and palaces. Roam the “Creations of Angles” or the “the African Petra/Jerusalem” as you set foot in Lalibela, home to a spectacular collection of medieval churches hewn out of the surrounding mountain rock before returning to Addis Ababa.
Trip Duration: 14 days
Grade Adventure touring: moderate adventure
Summary: 13 nights in tourist class hotels
Ethiopia’s greatest religious festivals, where the the Ark of the Covenant is displayed along the streets for public viewing
The Gelada Baboon is a species of Old World monkey found only in the Ethiopian Highlands.
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