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See incredible Lalibela on Ethiopia Holidays

Ethiopia Holidays

ETHIOPIA is the land of the Queen of Sheba and the Ark of the Covenant. It is steeped in history, with over 80 different languages and many colourful tribes in the Omo Valley. The castles and palace of historic Gondar will astound you and the rock-hewn churches of sacred Lalibela are breathtaking.
 
You can view endemic wildlife at Simien Mountains National Park and Bales Mountain National Park and Lucy, the world's oldest almost intact hominid skeleton, was discovered here. The Blue Nile Falls near Lake Tana are the second largest in Africa.
 
We offer a range of Ethiopia holidays at different price points, all of which can be tailor made to meet your needs. Call us on 01582 766122 for unforgettable holidays to Ethiopia.
 
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Ethiopia's historic sites are truly breathtaking. The country is also home to some of the continent’s highest mountains, beautiful flamingo-filled Rift Valley lakes, mighty rivers and rare wildlife.
 
There are more than nine official World Heritage Sites in Ethiopia, with a further five waiting for authorisation. Dating from the 16th century, the castles and palaces of historic Gondar and the astonishing subterranean rock-hewn churches of sacred Lalibela are some of the most famous. The monasteries at Bahir Dar on the islands of Lake Tana, Axum’s 4th century giant stone obelisks and the chapel that is said to house the Ark of the Covenant, are all notable highpoints on Ethiopia’s classic historic circuit.
 
With over 80 languages spoken and many different religious affiliations, Ethiopia’s heritage and culture are incredibly diverse. The many tribes of the Omo Valley are testimony to this cultural richness, including the Dorze with their distinctive beehive shaped homes, the Karo who live in wooden hilltop fortresses and sculpt totem poles and the Turmi who decorate their hair with red clay and on special occasions hold bull jumping ceremonies.
 
The colourful Orthodox Coptic festivals of Timket and Meskel are two of the most fascinating national celebrations and can be experienced countrywide. Celebrating the Epiphany, three-day Timket is Ethiopia’s most important festival. Held in January, there are huge colourful processions accompanied by music and dance. The annual festival of Meskel falls in September and celebrates the discovery of the True Cross. Large bonfires are decorated with daisies prior to the celebrations, which take place in the early evening.
 
Formed by volcanic activity, Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia and the source of the Blue Nile, one of the major tributaries of the Nile. They are worthy of a visit, even though the level of water at the falls has been reduced by the construction of a hydroelectric dam.
 
For those interested in archaeology, Lucy, the world’s oldest almost intact hominid skeleton, was discovered in the Awash Valley.
 
Ethiopia has two important national parks. In the north, Simien Mountains National Park was created to protect the critically endangered Walia Ibex, which clings to sheer rock faces. It is also home to the Gelada (bleeding heart) monkey and the rare Simien wolf (also known as the Simien fox or Abyssinian wolf). The open afroalpine moorland of Bale Mountains National Park is also a good place to see a range of Ethiopia’s endemic mammals, including the Simien wolf. As wildlife is relatively sparse, combining a big-five safari in Kenya with a cultural experience in Ethiopia is a popular choice.
Tribes of the Omo Valley - Escorted Tour
YYB12A
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This escorted tour explores the fascinating tribes of the remote Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia, travelling via Lake Langano to Arba Minch. Visit many tribes, including the Dorze, and see Nile crocodiles in Lake Chamo. Continue to Turmi, the home of the Hamer tribe, where young men "jump the bulls" to prove their manhood. English speaking guide & all transfers included. One departure per month.
Cultural Tour Ethiopia Omo Valley Turmi Hamer Karo Tribes
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Adis Adaba
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Lake Langano
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Omo Valley Tribes
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Arba Minch
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Dorze Village
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Lake Chamo
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Turmi
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Hamer Tribe
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Jinka
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Cultural Dinner
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Adis Adaba
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Lake Langano
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Omo Valley Tribes
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Arba Minch
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Dorze Village
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Lake Chamo
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Turmi
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Hamer Tribe
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Jinka
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Cultural Dinner
Treasures of Ethiopia - Escorted Tour
YYA10A
10 NIGHTS
FROM £2,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Explore the key historic sites of ancient Ethiopia on this shared tour, starting in the capital of Addis Ababa. Fly to Bahir Dar to view the Blue Nile Falls & monasteries of Lake Tana, visit the palaces & castles of Gondar; the Simien Mountains & Axum, where the Ark of the Covenant is said to reside. Then fly to Lalibela to view its amazing rock hewn churches. All transfers, sighseeing & English guides included.
Ethiopia Tour Lalibela Photo Gondar Axum Simien Mountains Blue Nile
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Addis Ababa
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Bahir Dar
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Blue Nile Falls
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Gondar
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Palaces & Castles
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Simien Mountains
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Axum
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Lalibela
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Rock Hewn Churches
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Traditional Dinner
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Addis Ababa
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Bahir Dar
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Blue Nile Falls
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Gondar
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Palaces & Castles
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Simien Mountains
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Axum
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Lalibela
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Rock Hewn Churches
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Traditional Dinner
Historic Ethiopia + Kenya Safari
YPK11A
11 NIGHTS
FROM £3,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Explore the hidden treasurers of northern Ethiopia. Take a boat ride on beautiful Lake Tana, the largest in the country, view the Blue Nile Falls & ancient castles & palaces of Gondar.  Fly to Axum & sacred Lalibela with its amazing rock-hewn churches, a World Heritage site. Complete your holiday on safari in the famous Masai Mara in Kenya. English speaking guides, transfers & all game drives included.
Blue Nile Gondar Lalibela Ethiopia Tours Kenya Safari Vacation
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Addis Ababa
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Bahir Dar
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Lake Tana
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Blue Nile Falls
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Gondar
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Castles & Palaces
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Lalibela
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Bet Giyorgis
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Rock Hewn Churches
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Cultural Dinner
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Addis Ababa
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Bahir Dar
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Lake Tana
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Blue Nile Falls
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Gondar
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Castles & Palaces
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Lalibela
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Bet Giyorgis
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Rock Hewn Churches
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Cultural Dinner
Grand Ethiopia: Historic Treasures & Amazing Tribes
YPG15A
15 NIGHTS
FROM £3,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This grand tour of Ethiopia combines a fly-in holiday to view the historic treasures of the north, with an overland tour to visit the fascinating tribes of the Omo Valley in the south. Fly to Blue Nile Falls, Gondar, the churches of sacred Lalibela & Axum. Then head south to Lake Langano, Arba Minch & Turmi. Also see Tiya Stelea & Melka Kunture. All transfers & English-speaking guides included.
Photo Ethiopia Grand Tour Tribes Omo Valley Lalibela Gondar
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Addis Ababa
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Blue Nile Falls
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Gondar Castles & Palaces
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Lalibela
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Rock hewn churches
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Axum
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Lake Langano
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Omo Valley Tribes
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Tiya Stelea
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Melka Kunture
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Addis Ababa
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Blue Nile Falls
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Gondar Castles & Palaces
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Lalibela
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Rock hewn churches
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Axum
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Lake Langano
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Omo Valley Tribes
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Tiya Stelea
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Melka Kunture
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