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Ethiopia Holidays Tours Omo Valley Lalibela Simien Bale Mountains Park

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. Download our Ethiopia brochure (PDF 0.5 Mb)
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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.
Tribes of the Omo Valley - small group tour
YYB10A
7 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Cultural Tour Ethiopia Tribes Omo Valley Hamer Karo Turmi Jinka Arba Minch

This escorted cultural tour to Ethiopia visits the fascinating tribes of the remote Omo Valley in the south, travelling via Lake Langano to Arba Minch, where we visit the Dorze tribe & see Nile crocodiles in Lake Chamo. We continue to Turmi, the home of the Hamer tribe, where young men "jump the bulls" to prove their manhood & visit the Mursi & Karo tribes. One departure per month (min 2 / max 7).

Cultural Tour Ethiopia Tribes Omo Valley Hamer Karo Turmi Jinka Arba Minch
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Addis Adaba
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Lake Langano
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Arba Minch
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Dorze Village
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Lake Chamo
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Omo Valley Tribes
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Turmi & Jinka
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Hamer Tribe
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Karo Tribe
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Cultural Tour, Ethiopia
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Addis Adaba
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Lake Langano
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Arba Minch
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Dorze Village
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Lake Chamo
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Omo Valley Tribes
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Turmi & Jinka
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Hamer Tribe
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Karo Tribe
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Cultural Tour, Ethiopia
Historic Ethiopia - Privately Guided
YPA11A
11 NIGHTS
FROM £3,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Ethiopia Tour Lake Tana Simien Mountains Gondar Axum Lalibela Churches

Explore awesome historic sites on this private Ethiopia tour. Starting in Bahir Dar, visit the ancient monasteries on Lake Tana & Blue Nile Falls, then drive to the Simien Mountains with its gelada baboons. Visit Gondar with its palaces & castles, fly to Axum where the Ark of the Covenant is said to reside & Lalibela with its astonishing rock-hewn churches. All transfers, sighseeing & private English speaking guides included.

Ethiopia Tour Lake Tana Simien Mountains Gondar Axum Lalibela Churches
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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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Gelada Baboons
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Gondar - Palaces & Castles
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Axum - Ark of Covenant
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Lalibela Churches
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Addis Ababa
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Ethiopia Tour (private)
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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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Gelada Baboons
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Gondar - Palaces & Castles
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Axum - Ark of Covenant
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Lalibela Churches
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Addis Ababa
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Ethiopia Tour (private)
Wildlife of Ethiopia: Simien + Bale Mountains
YPC12A
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,896
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Wildlife Holiday Ethiopia Bale Mountains Wolf Simien Ibex Baboon Safari

This wildlife holiday to Ethiopia explores its flora, fauna & birdlife. Visit Bale Mountains National Park, which is the best place to see the Ethiopian wolf, & Simien Mountains where you can hope to see the rare Walia ibex and colourful Gelada baboon on safari. Enjoy the unique alpine flora of these regions & their birdlife. Also visit historic Gondar & Lalibela. All transfers & English speaking guides included.

Wildlife Holiday Ethiopia Bale Mountains Wolf Simien Ibex Baboon Safari
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Addis Ababa
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Simien Mountains
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Walia Ibex
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Gelada Baboon
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Gondar
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Lalibela
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Lake Langano & Lake Awasa
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Bale Mountains Safari
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Ethiopian Wolf
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Wildlife Holiday, Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa
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Simien Mountains
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Walia Ibex
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Gelada Baboon
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Gondar
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Lalibela
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Lake Langano & Lake Awasa
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Bale Mountains Safari
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Ethiopian Wolf
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Wildlife Holiday, Ethiopia
Historic Ethiopia + Kenya Safari
YPK11A
11 NIGHTS
FROM £3,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday Ethiopia Tour Blue Nile Gondar Lalibela Safari Masai Mara Kenya

This holiday to Ethiopia combines a private tour of its key sights with a thrilling Big Five safari in the famous Masai Mara in Kenya. Take a boat ride to see the ancient monasteries on Lake Tana, view the Blue Nile Falls, vsit the Simien Mountains, castles & palaces of Gondar & rock-hewn churches of sacred Lalibela. English speaking guides, all transfers, game drives & park fees included.

Holiday Ethiopia Tour Blue Nile Gondar Lalibela Safari Masai Mara Kenya
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Holiday to Ethiopia: Private Tour
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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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Safari Masai Mara, Kenya
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Big Five Game Drives
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Holiday to Ethiopia: Private Tour
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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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Safari Masai Mara, Kenya
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Big Five Game Drives
Birding in Ethiopia: Bale Mountains + Great Lakes
YPP12A
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Birding Holidays Tours Ethiopia Bird Bale Mountains Yabelo Lake Awasa

Our birding holidays & tours to Ethiopia will take you to a fascinating country that offers some of the best bird watching in all of Africa, with over 950 different species & 30 endemics. Visit the central grasslands, Bale Mountains, Lake Langano & Lake Awasa in the Rift Valley, Yabelo & Arba Minch in the south, before flying to Lalibela to view its famous rock-hewn churches. Birding guide, all transfers & park fees included.

Birding Holidays Tours Ethiopia Bird Bale Mountains Yabelo Lake Awasa
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Birding Holidays & Tours
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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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
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Yabelo Wildlife Sanctuary
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Arba Minch & Tribes of South
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Lalibela Churches
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Ethiopia Bird Watching
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Birding Holidays & Tours
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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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
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Yabelo Wildlife Sanctuary
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Arba Minch & Tribes of South
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Lalibela Churches
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Ethiopia Bird Watching
Historic Ethiopia + Gorillas of Uganda
YPU12A
12 NIGHTS
FROM £4,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday Gorillas Ethiopia Lake Tana Simien Mountains Church Lalibela

This holiday combines the amazing experience of trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda to see magnificent mountain gorillas, with the cultural highlights of Ethiopia - including the ancient monasteries on Lake Tana, endemic wildlife in the Simien Mountains, the palaces of Gondar & St Georges church in Lalibela. All transfers, gorilla permits & specified sightseeing included.

Holiday Gorillas Ethiopia Lake Tana Simien Mountains Church Lalibela
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Holiday: Gorilla & Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa
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Lake Tana Monasteries
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Simien Mountains
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Gondar Palaces
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Lalibela
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Church of St George
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Gorillas of Uganda
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Kigali
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Holiday: Gorilla & Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa
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Lake Tana Monasteries
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Simien Mountains
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Gondar Palaces
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Lalibela
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Church of St George
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Gorillas of Uganda
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Kigali
Ethiopia Grand Tour - Privately Guided
YPG18A
19 NIGHTS
FROM £5,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Ethiopia Tour: Simien Mountains Lalibela Omo Valley Tribes Private Guide

This comprehensive Ethiopia Tour combines the key sights of the north, including the wildlife of the Simien Mountains, the palaces of Gondar & rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, with the fascinating Omo Valley tribes in the south, travelling with your own private guide. Ideal for culture, birding, botany & photography. English-speaking guides & all transfers included.

Ethiopia Tour: Simien Mountains Lalibela Omo Valley Tribes Private Guide
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Ethiopia Tour
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Addis Ababa
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Lake Tana Monasteries
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Simien Mountains
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Gondar Castles & Palaces
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Axum
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Lalibela Churches
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Omo Valley Tribes
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Tiya Stelea / Melka Kunture
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Private Guide
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Ethiopia Tour
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Addis Ababa
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Lake Tana Monasteries
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Simien Mountains
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Gondar Castles & Palaces
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Axum
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Lalibela Churches
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Omo Valley Tribes
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Tiya Stelea / Melka Kunture
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Private Guide