Highlights of Northern Ethiopia on a Glimpse
Get a glimpse of Ethiopia’s highlights. The North is rich in historical sites within a setting of the highest mountain ranges in Africa. This tour combines the highlights of Northern Ethiopia including the UNESCO World Heritages at Gondar, Axum and Lalibela and the naturally spectacular Simien Mountains National Park.
Accompanied by one of our experienced SimienEcoTours guides (English, Italian, Spanish, French & German available) you will visit Ethiopia’s historic capital of Gondar with its 17th century castles, then go for short walks in Ethiopia’s highest mountain range and trek along its lofty plateaus, eyes peeled for grazing troops of Simien baboons and other endemics. 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 ostensively unreachable hilltops.
Overnights are spent in wisely selected and mainly beautifully located mid-range to high-range hotels and lodges. Upgrades to more atmospheric lodges in some destinations are possible and highlighted in the itinerary. Talk to our Travel Experts.
Tour code: CU19