Moderate hiking 2-4 hours per day on rolling terrain with occasional steep slopes and additional optional activities like longer hikes, snorkeling, camel riding, sea kayaking, rafting, etc. May include some rural, rustic accommodations, home-stay, or Wilderness camps.
This off the beaten track Ethiopia adventure leads you through a country where legend and history are deeply entwined. Our expert local guides take you to Addis Ababa and through the Northern Historic Route, visiting Lake Tana, Gondar, Lalibela and Axum.Explore vibrant markets, sacred island monasteries, the site of the Royal Enclosure with its ornate churches and bathing pools and the wildlife-rich Simien Mountains, home of baboons, jackals and the rare Ethiopian wolf. This Africa adventure includes enough free time to visit the Blue Nile Falls (the gathering site of hippos, crocodiles and birds), stroll in local towns, and enjoy delicious Ethiopian cuisine.
"We loved this trip: the singular personal encounters while in Addis; the amazing and unexpected grandeur of the mountains; the fun of our guide; the friendly rural people; the gorgeous rural scenery with its population of hard-working folk; the view of other lives so far removed from our own." Alice Byers, WA