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What's it like to travel in Ethiopia in times of the pandemic?

Posted by Christian on Thu October 1, 2020 in Covid-19.

Ethiopia is re-opening its doors again to receive first guests after all necessary precautions have been put in place to make sure tourists can travel safely. However, borders have never been fully closed and internal travel restrictions where comparatively sound which was a great chance for the SimienEcoTours team to travel ourselves over the last couple of months and discover new destinations, get a personal feeling how it’s like to travel in Ethiopia during the pandemic and prepare great once in a lifetime opportunities for people willing to travel soon.

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11 of Ethiopia’s Best Outdoor Experiences

Posted by Marco on Fri September 11, 2020 in Get inspired.

Ethiopia is widely known as ‘the cradle of mankind’ and home to ancient civilizations with an immense cultural heritage. But did you ever consider the country as an outdoor destination? You definitely should! In this article our Travel Expert Marco shares some of his favorite and Ethiopia’s best outdoor experiences!

The country is one of the most diverse in Africa—from rugged landscapes with deep canyons and the highest mountain ranges of Africa to evergreen rain forests with amazing endemic wildlife and deserts where the African Rift Valley pulls apart the continent and active volcanoes arise.

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Secret gems - Desert trekking in Danakil Depression

Posted by Marco on Thu August 20, 2020 in Get inspired.

With a diverse desert landscape, adventure awaits you in Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression. Long ago, an ocean shaped these lands and left behind fossils, corals, and salt flats. Nowadays active volcanoes shape these landscapes at the edge of the Great African Rift Valley. It's the perfect destination to discover some of the world’s most fascinating volcanoes and active geological processes.

This hostile region is the home of the Afar people, who make a living harvesting and transporting precious salt to markets in the Ethiopian highlands. For centuries, camel caravans have plied their way across the deserts carrying salt.

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Cycling Ethiopia - Best tours on the Roof of Africa

Posted by Christian on Wed July 15, 2020 in Get inspired.

Get in the saddle with our tour guide Christian that cycled wide parts of Tigray region in Northern Ethiopia - certainly an El Dorado for cyclists but yet unknown. Follow him on his first stretch between Axum and Adigrat while visiting captivating sights such as Debre Damo Monastery or the 2,700 years old Temple of the Moon in Yeha.

Cycling in Ethiopia is an absolutely stunning thing to do with challenging uphill rides in a stunning scenery and fast downhills along winding and mainly asphalted roads.

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