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Ethiopia Holidays & Tours

Ethiopia holidays & tours to the Omo Valley and Lalibela will introduce you to the land of the Queen of Sheba and the Ark of the Covenant. It is a country steeped in history, with over 80 different languages and many colourful tribes in the Omo Valley. The castles and palace of historic Gondar will astound you and the rock-hewn churches of sacred Lalibela are breathtaking.
 
You can view endemic wildlife in the Simien Mountains & in Bales Mountains National Park. The Blue Nile Falls near Lake Tana are the second largest in Africa and Lucy, the world's oldest almost intact hominid skeleton, was discovered here.
 
For expert advice on Ethiopia holidays & tours to the Omo Valley, Lalibela & the wilidlife of the Simien Mountains & Bale Mountians National Park, contact our friendly team on 01582 766122 today. We can also tailor make a holiday to your exact requirements.
 
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Ethiopia's historic sites are truly breathtaking. The country is also home to some of the continent’s highest mountains, beautiful flamingo-filled Rift Valley lakes, mighty rivers and rare wildlife.
 
On Ethiopia holidays & tours you can visit more than nine official World Heritage Sites, with a further five waiting for authorisation. Dating from the 16th century, the castles and palaces of historic Gondar and the astonishing subterranean rock-hewn churches of sacred Lalibela are some of the most famous. The monasteries at Bahir Dar on the islands of Lake Tana, Axum’s 4th century giant stone obelisks and the chapel that is said to house the Ark of the Covenant, are all notable highpoints on Ethiopia’s classic historic circuit.
 
With over 80 languages spoken and many different religious affiliations, on Ethiopia holidays & tours you will see that the country's heritage and culture are incredibly diverse. The many tribes of the Omo Valley are testimony to this cultural richness, including the Dorze with their distinctive beehive shaped homes, the Karo who live in wooden hilltop fortresses and sculpt totem poles and the Turmi who decorate their hair with red clay and on special occasions hold bull jumping ceremonies.
 
The colourful Orthodox Coptic festivals of Timket and Meskel are two of the most fascinating national celebrations and can be experienced countrywide on Ethiopia holidays & tours. Celebrating the Epiphany, three-day Timket is Ethiopia’s most important festival. Held in January, there are huge colourful processions accompanied by music and dancing. The annual festival of Meskel falls in September and celebrates the discovery of the True Cross. Large bonfires are decorated with daisies prior to the celebrations, which take place in the early evening.
 
Formed by volcanic activity, Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia and the source of the Blue Nile, one of the major tributaries of the Nile. The Blue Nile Falls are worthy of a visit on Ethiopia holidays & tours, even though the level of water at the falls has been reduced by the construction of a hydroelectric dam.
 
For those interested in archaeology, Lucy, the world’s oldest almost intact hominid skeleton, was discovered in the Awash Valley & an interesting display can be seen in Addis Ababa museum.
 
Ethiopia has two important national parks. In the north, Simien Mountains National Park was created to protect the critically endangered Walia Ibex, which clings to sheer rock faces. It is also home to the Gelada (bleeding heart) monkey and the rare Simien wolf (also known as the Simien fox or Abyssinian wolf). On Ethiopia holidays & tours, the open afro-alpine moorland of Bale Mountains National Park is another good place to see a range of endemic mammals, including the Simien wolf. As wildlife is relatively sparse, combining a big-five safari in Kenya with a cultural experience in Ethiopia is a popular choice.
Treasures of Ethiopia Tour - Classic Historic Route
YPA10A
10 NIGHTS
FROM £2,895
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Explore the key historic sites of ancient Ethiopia, starting in the capital of Addis Ababa. Fly to Bahir Dar to view the monasteries of Lake Tana & Blue Nile Falls, visit the Simien Mountains; palaces & castles of Gondar & Axum, where the Ark of the Covenant is said to reside. Then fly to Lalibela to view its amazing rock hewn churches. All transfers, sighseeing & English guides included.
Ethiopia Tour
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Addis Ababa
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Lake Tana Monasteries
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Blue Nile Falls
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Gondar
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Simien Mountains
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Palaces & Castles
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Axum
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Lalibela
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Rock Hewn Churches
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Traditional Dinner
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Addis Ababa
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Lake Tana Monasteries
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Blue Nile Falls
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Gondar
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Simien Mountains
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Palaces & Castles
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Axum
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Lalibela
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Rock Hewn Churches
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Traditional Dinner
Tribes of the Omo Valley
YPB9A
9 NIGHTS
FROM £2,998
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This private tour explores the fascinating tribes of the remote Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia, travelling via Lake Langano to Arba Minch. Visit many tribes, including the Dorze, and see Nile crocodiles in Lake Chamo. Continue to Turmi, the home of the Hamer tribe, where young men "jump the bulls" to prove their manhood. English speaking guide & all transfers included.
Cultural Tour Ethiopia Omo Valley Turmi Hamer Karo Tribes
Flora & Fauna of Ethiopia + Lalibela
YPC12A
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,196
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This holiday explores the flora & fauna of fascinating Ethiopia, including visiting the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, Gondar & the high altitude Simien Mountains, home to the endangered Walia Ibex and Bale Mountains National Park, which is the best place in the country to see the Ethiopian Wolf. Enjoy the unique alpine flora of these regions & their birdlife. All transfers & English speaking guides included.
Bale Mountains National Park
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Addis Ababa
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Simien Mountains
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Walia Ibex
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Gondar
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Lalibela
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Lake Langano
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Bale Mountains
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Ethiopian Wolf
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Lake Awasa
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Tiya Stelea
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Addis Ababa
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Simien Mountains
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Walia Ibex
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Gondar
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Lalibela
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Lake Langano
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Bale Mountains
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Ethiopian Wolf
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Lake Awasa
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Tiya Stelea
Historic Ethiopia + Kenya Safari
YPK12A
11 NIGHTS
FROM £3,395
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Explore the hidden treasurers of northern Ethiopia. Take a boat ride to see the monasteries on beautiful Lake Tana, view the Blue Nile Falls & ancient castles & palaces of Gondar. Also visit the Simien Mountains & sacred Lalibela with its amazing rock-hewn churches, a World Heritage site. Complete your holiday on safari in the famous Masai Mara in Kenya. English speaking guides, transfers & all game drives included.
Blue Nile Gondar Lalibela Ethiopia Tours Kenya Safari Vacation
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Addis Ababa
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Bahir Dar
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Lake Tana Monasteries
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Blue Nile Falls
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Simien Mountains
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Gondar
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Lalibela
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Rock Hewn Churches
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Family Dinner
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Masai Mara Safari
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Addis Ababa
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Bahir Dar
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Lake Tana Monasteries
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Blue Nile Falls
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Simien Mountains
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Gondar
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Lalibela
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Rock Hewn Churches
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Family Dinner
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Masai Mara Safari
Grand Ethiopia: Historic Treasures & Amazing Tribes
YPG15A
15 NIGHTS
FROM £3,895
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This grand tour of Ethiopia combines a fly-in holiday to view the historic treasures of the north, with a tour to the fascinating tribes of the Omo Valley in the south. Fly to Lake Tana with its monasteries, visit the Blue Nile Falls, Simien Mountains, Gondar & the churches of sacred Lalibela. Then head south to Arba Minch & Turmi. Also see the Tiya Stelea & Melka Kunture. All transfers & English-speaking guides included.
Photo Ethiopia Grand Tour Tribes Omo Valley Lalibela Gondar
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Addis Ababa
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Blue Nile Falls
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Gondar Castles & Palaces
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Lalibela
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Rock hewn churches
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Axum
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Lake Langano
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Omo Valley Tribes
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Tiya Stelea
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Melka Kunture
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Addis Ababa
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Blue Nile Falls
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Gondar Castles & Palaces
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Lalibela
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Rock hewn churches
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Axum
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Lake Langano
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Omo Valley Tribes
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Tiya Stelea
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Melka Kunture
Birds of Ethiopia, including Bale + Simien Mountains
YPP17A
16 NIGHTS
FROM £4,395
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Our birding holidays & tours to Ethiopia will take you to a fascinating country that offers some of the best birding in all of Africa, with over 950 different species & 30 endemics. Visit the central grasslands, Bale Mountains, the Rift Valley lakes & Yabelo in the south, before flying to Bahir Dar to monasteries of Lake Tana, Simien Mountains & historic Gondar & Lalibela. Birding guide, all transfers & park fees included.
Birding Holidays Tours Ethiopia Bale Mountains Simien Park Rift Lakes
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Addis Ababa
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Sululta Plains + Debre Libano
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Lake Langano
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Bale Mountains
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Lake Awasa & Yabelo
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Yabelo Wildlife Sanctuary
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Arba Minch
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Lake Tana Monasteries
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Simien Mountains
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Gondar & Lalibela
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Addis Ababa
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Sululta Plains + Debre Libano
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Lake Langano
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Bale Mountains
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Lake Awasa & Yabelo
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Yabelo Wildlife Sanctuary
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Arba Minch
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Lake Tana Monasteries
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Simien Mountains
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Gondar & Lalibela
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