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Ethiopia Tours and Holidays 2017/2018

Ethiopia is an African nation located on the continent’s Eastern Horn (Horn of Africa). It is home to over 74 million people, and aside from Nigeria, contains the highest population in Africa. Many historians regard Ethiopia as the place of human origin as the country holds the distinction ...

12 Trips in Ethiopia with 12 Reviews

Highlights
  • Camp under a blanket of stars in the Ethiopian countryside
  • See the towering obelisks of Aksum
  • Get up to speed on modern Ethiopia in Addis Ababa
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Intrepid Travel

Ethiopian Highlands Northbound

of 9 reviews
Travel to Africa and tour Ethiopia on a trip from Addis Ababa to Gonder. Discover... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Addis Ababa/Gonder
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,300 21 days View Tour
Next Departures
Dec 1 10+ seats left
Feb 23 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Take Ethiopia's greatest religious celebration, the Timkat Festival
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Exodus
7% Discount

Ethiopia In Depth: Timkat Festival

of 3 reviews
Mysterious, deeply traditional and breathtakingly beautiful, Ethiopia is unlike any other country on the African... ... Read More
  • Starts Addis Ababa
  • Operator Exodus Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,771 US$ 2,577 15 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 10 Only 8 seats left
Jan 15 Only 8 seats left
Highlights
  • Indulge in a sweet Ethiopian coffee in Addis Ababa
  • Explore the spectacular Blue Nile Falls
  • Discover the ornate history of Gondar
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Intrepid Travel

Ethiopian Highlands

of 2 reviews
Travel to Ethiopia and discover a beautiful country, barely touched by modern society. Visit the... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Gonder/Addis Ababa
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,330 21 days View Tour
Next Departures
Dec 16 Only 1 seat left
Jan 1 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Spot Ethiopia's exotic wildlife on a game drive
  • Be amazed by the pink brilliance of flocks of flamingos
  • Experience distinct local cultures and traditions in the Omo Valley
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Intrepid Travel

Ethiopian Explorer

of 1 review
Travel to Ethiopia and discover unique and beautiful places on this journey through the heart... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Gonder/Nairobi
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 4,650 44 days View Tour
Next Departures
Dec 16 Only 1 seat left
Mar 31 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Enjoy a dinner in Bahir Zaf restaurant and support a project that opened its doors to train young people in catering services, thereby generating an income and creating employment opportunities after training..
  • Search for the source of the Blue Nile on a boat cruise at Lake Tana, then discover the churches and unique castles of the regal city of Gondar..
  • Trek the majestic series of undulating amethyst peaks that make up the Simien Mountains, looking out for the distinctive red-hearted Gelada..
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Intrepid Travel
Free Cancellation

Incredible Ethiopia

Travel to Ethiopia and discover a beautiful country, barely touched by modern society. It’s an... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Addis Ababa/Lalibela
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,325 13 days View Tour
Next Departures
Nov 23 Only 3 seats left
Feb 12 Only 10 seats left
Highlights
  • See the villages of many different tribes, all coexisting in the Omo Valley Region
  • Search for unique, native Ethiopian wildlife at Bale Mountains National Park
  • Help out at the charitable Awassa Children's Project
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Intrepid Travel
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Addis To Nairobi

Discover the wilds of Africa with an adventure through destinations teeming with wildlife, tradition and... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Addis Ababa/Arba Minch
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,250 15 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 5 Only 4 seats left
Apr 20 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Visit Hamar villages, sitting with barely any influence from the outside world.
  • Meet a Mursi tribe and learn about their unique traditions of extending their lower lips and brutal stick fighting..
  • Enjoy a dinner in Bahir Zaf restaurant and support a project that opened its doors to train young people in catering services, thereby generating an income and creating employment opportunities after training..
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Intrepid Travel
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Best Of Ethiopia

Travel to Ethiopia and discover a beautiful country, barely touched by modern society. It’s an ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Addis Ababa/Lalibela
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 4,000 19 days View Tour
Next Departures
Oct 11 10+ seats left
Nov 17 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Be part of the procession of locals marching to Jan Meda in preparations for Timket Festival in Addis Ababa
  • Enjoy a dinner in Bahir Zaf restaurant and support a project that opened its doors to train young people in catering services, thereby generating an income and creating employment opportunities after training.
  • Search for the source of the Blue Nile on a boat cruise at Lake Tana, then discover the churches and unique castles of the regal city of Gondar.
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Intrepid Travel
Free Cancellation

Incredible Ethiopia - Timket Festival

Travel to Ethiopia and discover a beautiful country, barely touched by modern society. It’s an ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Addis Ababa/Lalibela
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,575 14 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 18 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Rhino's in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
  • Wildebeest migration in Liuwa Plain National Park
  • Roan, Sable and the Big Cats in Kafue National Park
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Zamsato Ltd.
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The Kokomo Safari - 17 Nights / 18 Days Safari

Upon arrival at the Lusaka International Airport (LUN) we will transfer you to the lodge... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Lusaka/Lusaka
  • Operator Zamsato Ltd.
From US$ 2,770 18 days View Tour
Next Departures
Nov 4
Nov 25
Highlights
  • Visit the Dorze people and immerse yourself in a culture well known for their unique bee-hive houses and colourful woven fabrics..
  • Take a boat trip on Lake Chamo for a chance spotting of the resident hippos, thousands of Nile crocodiles, rich bird life and local fishermen..
  • Meet a Mursi tribe and learn about their unique traditions of extending their lower lips and brutal stick fighting..
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Intrepid Travel
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Ethiopia Untouched

Often overlooked, Ethiopia’s spectacular nature reserves and diverse tribal communities are ripe for exploration. Go ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Addis Ababa/Addis Ababa
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,695 7 days View Tour
Next Departures
Oct 11 10+ seats left
Nov 17 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Discover rock-hewn churches in Lalibela and castles in Gondar.
  • Hike in the Simien Mountains NP and to see the Blue Nile Falls.
  • Visit two monasteries on Lake Tana on a boat ride.
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G Adventures
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Discover Ethiopia

Tucked in between the Middle East and Africa, Ethiopia sits in the middle of these ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Addis Ababa/Addis Ababa
  • Operator G Adventures Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,299 US$ 2,138 10 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jun 4 10+ seats left
Jul 2 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Stray off the beaten track to the remote tribal areas of the Omo Valley, where a staggering concentration of different cultures live side-by-side in such a small area.
  • Be amazed by untouched landscapes and festive tribal cultures in Samburu, a national park in which lions, elephants and impala could appear at any moment.
  • A free day in Naro Moru lets you explore the foothills of Mount Kenya as you please.
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Intrepid Travel
Free Cancellation

Omo To Nairobi

Venture to remote southern Ethiopia and into the realm of the Great Rift Valley on... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arba Minch/Nairobi
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 2 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,550 16 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jan 13 10+ seats left
Apr 28 10+ seats left
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Ethiopia Tour Reviews

4.7 - Excellent Based on 12 customer reviews
Ethiopian Odyssey Reviewed Tour: Ethiopia in Depth
5 - Excellent
“This was a fascinating journey through northern Ethiopia. We saw churches and monasteries galore, each one interesting for its paintings or architecture, often hewn out of the living rock. The road journeys were long but the scenery and the sheer engineering feats involved made it worthwhile. Accommodation throughout was much better than I'd anticipated; we had en suite facilities in all hotels and hot water was usually available.”
Ethiopia in depth Reviewed Tour: Ethiopia in Depth
5 - Excellent
“A fantastic trip to an amazing country. The travelling was sometimes long and hard but the scenery and sights made it all totally worthwhile.”
Ethiopia in Depth - Timkat Depature Reviewed Tour: Ethiopia in Depth
4 - Very Good
“A very enjoyable trip in a very interesting country. Ethiopia is a fast growing and exciting country, and within Africa, a population second only to Nigeria. The infrastructure is improving fast and its mainly young population are starting to enjoy the freedoms of an education and an emerging confident country. The rural areas remain very poor, but infrastructure, including electricity and improved irrigation and transport links, mean that Ethiopia is no longer the barren, drought prone region imagined by most westerners. In fact, during the rainy season, it must be one of the greenest countries in Africa, and the people are generally very friendly and welcoming. Addis in particular is something of a building site, but most of the other towns have concrete shells intended as future apartment blocks and hotels, and there are apparently more university graduates than jobs in many areas - so the future of the country appears bright - although there are still challenges with over-population and the amount of available land for farming. Most people are still subsistence farmers, and the economy is yet to open fully (you can't own land for example), and if the population is to continue growing, more efficient methods of farming will need to be adopted. However, Ethiopia is already a generally good place to travel. The hotels are good and clean, and despite the worries of others, hot water is generally available, and most places have Wi-Fi of varying quality. The country also yet, hasn't become a tourist mecca, meaning you will not have the place to yourself, but you certainly won't be experiencing the crowds of other more well known destinations. The scenery is wonderful - I hadn't realized quite how mountainous most of the country is. We were there in the dry season, but it was clear that following the rains, when everything greens up, it must be spectacular. Ethiopia is also very culturally distinct from anywhere else I've been in Africa - things start to look very "Ethiopian" quite quickly, being a blend of Jewish, Arabic and both north and southern African, as well being close to Sudan, so it comes across as a real melting pot of cultures and ideas.”
A Wonderful Tour Reviewed Tour: Ethiopia in Depth
5 - Excellent
“Amazing culture, history and scenery.”
Ethiopia in Depth February 2015 Reviewed Tour: Ethiopia in Depth
4 - Very Good
“Wonderful mountain scenery and sights for the intrepid traveller.”
Fascinating country but challenging tourist infrastructure Reviewed Tour: Ethiopia in Depth: Timkat Festival
3 - Average
“Ethiopia is a lovely country with fascinating history, beautiful people and very unique culture. The tour itinerary was well developed where it covered main points of interests on the historical circuit in addition to attending a colorul Timkat festival. The tour was very organized from the logistics perspective (buses, hotels, flights) and everything went very smoothly. The quality of the hotels were the downside of the trip; however, it was my understanding that there were not too many choices in Ethiopia. If you choose to go on the trip, you shall be ready to tolerate very poor (unclean) accommodations, lack (or poor flow) of hot water and unreliable electricity in many of the hotels. The weather tend to flactuate during the day so you may want to bring clothes that allow layering. All is one, the experiences of the trip were very interesting.”
Ethiopia - Timket Festival Reviewed Tour: Ethiopia in Depth: Timkat Festival
5 - Excellent
“For the most part, exceeded expectations. The festival in Axum was a wonderful experience - pleasingly haphazard! Wildlife (particularly birds) better than anticipated”
Timkat Festival time! Reviewed Tour: Ethiopia in Depth: Timkat Festival
5 - Excellent
“What a brilliant trip in an amazing country. Every day was different and full of surprises ...the scenery was awesome and the smiles of the Ethiopians lit up each day.”
Simien Mountains - Spectacular, Amazing, Tough Reviewed Tour: The Simien Mountains Trek
5 - Excellent
“This is a challenging trek but very rewarding. It's challenging because of the many ascents and descents every day. The trip notes are accurate and there are some long 10 hour days - in the heat - which means the sight of the camp site is the best feeling ever! The trails are very rocky with many loose stones which means going down can be difficult - so you need to be sure footed. Very enjoyable. Loved it.”

Ethiopia - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Ethiopia is an African nation located on the continent’s Eastern Horn (Horn of Africa). It is home to over 74 million people, and aside from Nigeria, contains the highest population in Africa. Many historians regard Ethiopia as the place of human origin as the country holds the distinction of being one of the oldest nations in the world.

Travel Highlights

  • Take a hike along the Simen mountains in one of many unique variety of national parks.
  • Go to southern Ethiopia to get a glimpse of Lake Chamo, and also to learn a little about how ancient tribes got on.
  • Check out Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa for some shopping. While you're there, visit the Addis Ababa University, which is Africa's largest University.
  • Your trip to Ethiopia is incomplete without trying ‘Injera’, sponge-like sourdough often served with soup.

Travel Tips

  • Learn a little Amharic, Ethiopia’s national language, for your dealings with the locals.
  • Ethiopia is also for the most part low-crime. Usually, western Ethiopia is the best place for travelers due to lesser known conflicts.
  • Be vigilant and careful in the areas that lay in the borders with Sudan and Kenya. These have been periodical hotbeds of crime.
  • Be careful of people who may drum up a pity story to dupe you out of some cash.
  • Don't be afraid to explore places that are deemed safe for tourists.

Ethiopia has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Ethiopia before planning your tour. And if you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in Ethiopia, do check out our Ethiopia Travel Guide for more information.

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