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New Ride The Rift Adventures in Autumn 2021

Posted by Marco on Fri July 30, 2021 in Get inspired.

Learn how to combine community trekking, mountain biking, running and some classical visits all in one exciting outdoor adventure with Ride the Rift, a collaborative response to the Corona pandemic by SimienEcoTours and three other tour companies to re-energize the tourism sector.
These tours are designed for active travellers and outdoor freaks, and we present you here plenty of options to choose from among the Ride the Rift Special Offers we're planning to stage in autumn 2021.

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Ethiopia's colorful Easter Holiday

Posted by Lorenzo on Fri April 2, 2021 in Get inspired.

While celebrating Easter in Europe this weekend, here in Ethiopia we still have a month to go for our Ethiopian Easter holiday. 'Fasika' how we call it is certainly one of the most colorful holidays during the religious year and a trip to Ethiopia is truly a feast for photographers and culture lovers.
Ethiopia is known for its stunning religious holidays and as traveling is not so easy these days, we would love to share some impressions from our Easter.

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Ride the Rift charity bike ride in the Ankober Highlands

Posted by Christian on Wed November 25, 2020 in Get inspired.

Last Saturday on November 21 fifty riders climbed up the Rift Valley escarpment at Ankober for the good cause. The first edition of our charity bike ride 'Ride the Rift' from Afar to the Ankober Palace was organized by four Ethiopian tour operators - SimienEcoTours, Dynasty Ethiopia Tours, Tesfa Tours and Ethio Cycling Holidays.
‘Ride the Rift’ is an initiative to support freelance tourism providers all over Ethiopia that are worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.It was an amazing weekend with more than 500,000 ETB raised for the good cause! Participants and their families had a great time and enjoyed the great atmosphere at the camp as well as at Ankober Lodge.

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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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