Go Green and Off the Beaten Track
Enjoy Ethiopia’s highlights and some hidden gems with time and responsibly. A tour designed to support local communities by staying in community lodges and visits of other community projects.
This trip is for those who want to get an in depth view on Ethiopia’s people and culture and combines it with the highlights of Northern Ethiopia including the UNESCO World Heritages at Gondar, Axum and Lalibela and the naturally spectacular Simien Mountains National Park & the Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve.
Accompanied by one of our experienced SimienEcoTours guides (English, Italian, Spanish, French & German available) the first days of the tour start slowly in the unique Mulu Eco Lodge with close encounters of the rural Ethiopia. After visiting Lake Tana and Ethiopia’s historic capital of Gondar with its 17th century castles, you will go for walks in Ethiopia’s highest mountain range - the Simien Mountains - and discover on a day trip its eastern steep cliffs, mountains and wildlife. Move on to see mythical rock-hewn churches in Lalibela carved out solid rock. Discover the ruins of the first great civilisation in East Africa in the city of Axum. And finally, in Gheralta region you will be blown away by the “Arizona” of Ethiopia with its towering red sandstone mountains where rock-hewn churches are hidden in the ostensibly unreachable hilltops and your second day there will bring you to some of the hidden treasures of Ethiopian Christianity.
Tour code: CU02