Deserts & Mountains of Sudan & Ethiopia

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  • Adventure
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 30 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 26
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Ends Khartoum, Sudan
  • +13
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Guided tour of the fascinating ancient royal city of Gondar, Ethiopia
  • 3 nights in the fabulously scenic Simien Mountains NP
  • Spot geladas, ibex, Ethiopian wolves and many other endemic species
  • Guided tour of palaces and temples in historic Axum
The tour Deserts & Mountains Of Sudan & Ethiopia starts from Addis Ababa and ends in Khartoum. This is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 30 days taking you through Addis Ababa, Khartoum, Bahir Dar, Mekele and 12 other destinations in Ethiopia and Sudan. This is a guided group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover the wonders of northern Ethiopia as you visit the ancient rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, the green vistas of the Simien Mountains National Park and the other-worldly expanse of the Danakil Depression.

You’ll also get a chance to spot the many endemic species of wildlife that Ethiopia has such as geladas, ibex and the Ethiopian wolf.

As you journey through the desert dunes of Sudan you’ll revel in the chance to sleep under star-filled night skies; a chance to truly escape the rat-race of everyday life! You’ll also get a chance to see the lesser-known pyramids of Meroe, whilst they number more than that of Egypt you’ll see how many have been damaged due to past explorers search for treasure.

5 - Excellent
Based on 1,020 reviews
Tamara's review for another Dragoman tour
4 - Very Good
  • Tamara
  • On Jul 15 2018
“I had a great trip. I thought the itinerary was good and our guides were great. It was a good mix of mountains, adventure sports, coffee and beach.”
Andrew's review for another Dragoman tour
5 - Excellent
  • Andrew
  • On Jun 04 2015
“A great team!”
Andrew's review for another Dragoman tour
5 - Excellent
  • Andrew
  • On Jun 04 2015
“The trip was well organised and worthwhile. The entire crew, Tanja, Andy and Samson where all excellent. The places we visited were interesting and the guides used were all helpful and knowledgable. Thank you.”
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  • Day 1: Addis Ababa
  • Day 2: Debre Markos
  • Day 3: Bahir Dar
  • Day 4: Bahir Dar
  • Day 5: Bahir Dar
  • Day 6: Awra Amba
  • Day 7: Lalibela
  • Day 8: Lalibela
  • Day 9: Lalibela
  • Day 10: Mekele
  • Day 11: Danakil Depression
  • Day 12: Mekele
  • Day 13: Axum
  • Day 14: Axum
  • Day 15: Debark
  • Day 16: Simien Mountains NP
  • Day 17: Simien Mountains NP
  • Day 18: Simien Mountains NP
  • Day 19: Gondar
  • Day 20: Gondar
  • Day 21: Gedaref
  • Day 22: Khartoum
  • Day 23: Khartoum
  • Day 24: Dongola
  • Day 25: Dongola
  • Day 26: Karima
  • Day 27: Meroe
  • Day 28: Musawwarat
  • Day 29: Khartoum
  • Day 30: Khartoum
  • Overland Expedition Vehicle, Boat
  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
  • Comfortable Hotel 12 nights
  • Basic Hotel 6 nights
  • Camping without facilities 10 nights
  • 60 Breakfasts
  • 20 Lunches
  • 20 Dinners
  • Any international flights to Addis Ababa and from Khartoum are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Deserts & Mountains of Sudan & Ethiopia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Deserts & Mountains of Sudan & Ethiopia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 61 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 60 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 13 July 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 July 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Deserts & Mountains of Sudan & Ethiopia tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Deserts & Mountains of Sudan & Ethiopia tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Local Payment The local payment is a group fund, paid separately from the trip price on the first day of the tour. It covers everything that the group does together on the ground. This is primarily hotel accommodation and campsite fees, meals whilst camping (but not while eating in restaurants), and included activities and puts money directly back to the local community. The local payment, or kitty system, is unique to overlanding tours and provides maximum flexibility and best value on the road - you can see exactly what is being paid for, you get everything at cost price, it keeps costs competitive by leveraging group expenses and saves on administrative costs. The fund is run by the tour guide, and any excess left over at the end is returned equally to the group. Local prices are estimated in USD when we print the brochure then reviewed monthly as local costs and exchange rates vary throughout the year. It's therefore important once you book your trip to check the website regularly and just before departure for any changes to the amount.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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