Enticing Ethiopia

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Please contact us for your customized itinerary bases on your preferred travel dates and group size.

LOCATIONS VISITED

Addis Ababa, Simien Mountains National Park, Gondar, Lalibela and Axum

Countries visited

Ethiopia

Included

  • Accommodation on a room sharing basis
  • Meals- full board
  • All entrance fees
  • All transfer in and out services
  • All ground transportation using 4x4 land cruiser for the South and South East and Coster bus for the North
  • Professional English speaking guide accompanying you through out the tour
  • Portage fees
  • All local guides
  • Boat rent
  • Mule hire
  • Scout fees where applicable
  • Government tax

Excluded

  • International and domestic airfare
  • Any alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expense like souvenirs, laundry, etc
  • Tips
  • Any expense which is not specified in itinerary
Itinerary

Day 1ADDIS ABABA

Arrival, Welcoming cocktails + briefing on the overall trip.

Day 2ADDIS ABABA

Addis Ababa + City tour, Visit beautiful baroque style Trinity Cathedral to view crypts of the imperial families and coffin of Emperor Haile Selassie I and National Museum which comprises of many archaeological and historical findings including the famous complete hominid fossil remain of ‘Lucy’ locally known as ‘Dinknesh’

Day 3SIMIEN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

Fly to Gondar and drive to Semien Mountain National Park. It is one of the world heritage sites in the country out of nine because of its stunning scenery.

Day 4SIMIEN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

Excursion for Gelada Baboons, The Semien Mountains not only offer amazing scenery, but the area is also home to several of Ethiopia’s endemic species which includes Gelada Baboons

Day 5GONDAR

Drive to Gondar, You will travel through mountainous areas adorned with amethyst-colored peaks and deep gullies as you drive to Gondar. It was the 17th and 18th century capital of Ethiopia. Visit the ‘Royal Compound’ with many majestic castles constructed in the European middle age architectural style.

Day 6LALIBELA

Fly to Lalibela, which is home to the 12th century hand carved rock churches of King Lalibela (1181 – 1221) whom the town is named after. Lalibela is one of the most important religious and historical sites in all of Africa and the Christian world, with more than 200 churches some hidden inside enormous caves.

Day 7LALIBELA

Lalibela, Morning excursion to Yimrehan Kirstos. It is an 11th century stone and wood Ethiopia Orthodox Church located in northern Ethiopia. It was erected in the Aksumite architectural tradition and in the afternoon visit the second group of Lalibela Churches

Day 8AXUM

Fly to Axum, Founded three centuries before the birth of Christ, Axum was the hub of the Axumite Empire and a crucial destination between Africa and Asia for almost a thousand years. This capital was the first place in Ethiopia to adopt a new religion- Christianity. According to the Old Testament, The Queen of Sheba was born in Axum.

Day 9END OF ITINERARY

Today you will be transferred Axum Airport for your flight to Addis Ababa for your international flight to the USA.

Optional extensions available to Uganda for gorilla trekking or safari to Kenya or Tanzania.

Full Itinerary

READ FULL ITINERARY: Enticing Ethiopia – Includes accommodation, map, transport & destination information.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The above daily itinerary is preliminary and therefore subject to change. If any major changes occur, you will be notified by Ntaba African Safaris. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your guide/leader.

NOTE ON FLIGHTS: Ntaba African Safaris will assist you in booking your flights. Please contact us for further details.

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