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Luxury Holidays in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the most fascinating countries on the African continent. It is an intriguing mixture of culture, religion, peoples and landscapes - what more could you want from an intrepid African adventure?

Ethiopia is a country of contrasting landscapes and an absorbing cultural heritage. Northern Ethiopia is a treasure trove of historical capitals where religious customs from the Middle Ages continue to thrive - the Queen of Sheba's Axum, Lalibela with its 13th century rock-hewn churches, and Gondar, capital in the 17th and 18th centuries. Here too is Lake Tana, home for hundreds of years to several island monasteries and also the source of the Blue Nile, which makes its way over the nearby Tissisat Falls and all the way to the White Nile at Khartoum.

The Original Travel team has extensive travel experience of the country and can arrange guided treks into the habitat of the gelada baboon in the Simien Mountains (nicknamed God's chess set for their weather eroded shapes), or through the Bale Mountains to the south, home to the endangered Ethiopian wolf.

South of Addis Ababa, the Rift Valley is punctuated with a series of lakes (many bordered pink with thousands of flamingos), and descends to Kenya via the territories of tribes whose way of life has not changed for centuries.

Ethiopia is home to some of the most spectacular, beguiling and beautiful landscapes in the world - and many of them are considered sacred.

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Southern Ethiopia
Historic Northern Ethiopia
Simien Mountains
Southern Ethiopia
Historic Northern Ethiopia
Simien Mountains
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A Note on Price

A two week tour of Northern Ethiopia costs from £3,500 per person based on two travelling. It includes international and domestic flights, transport, accommodation in four star hotels, a local guide and full board throughout.

Itinerary Suggestions

The Churches of The North | Travel Guide Ethiopia

From £3,450pp

Small Group Tour: Timkat, History and Heritage in Northern Ethiopia

From £4,880pp