Ethiopia

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  • From Gondar: 2-Night 3-Day Simien National Park Trek

    1. From Gondar: 2-Night 3-Day Simien National Park Trek

    • Day one: Gondar - Debark - Sankaber  Your Ethiopian trekking adventure begins here with a two-hour drive to Debark, the entrance to Simien Mountains National Park. Get all the formalities and permits for visiting the famous Simien Mountains sorted before entering the park. Meet your personal cook and the scouts who will assist you throughout the tour, and collect your camping gear.  Continue on a one-hour drive on a rough road to Sankaber for your first hike of two to three hours to assist with acclimatization process. The first of many amazing views of the dramatic mountain range is sure to amaze you. Settle in for an overnight in the Sankaber camp.  • Day two: Sankaber - Geech Pack up your gear at Sankaber and meet your mule men before commencing the trek. Hike to Geech in five to six hours (11,800 feet, 8 miles), spotting many gelada baboons, klipspringer, and bush buck on the w...

  • Addis Ababa: Guided City Tour

    2. Addis Ababa: Guided City Tour

    Get picked up from your hotel in Addis Ababa or at the Arrivals Hall of Bole International Airport where you will meet your English-speaking guide. After a quick refreshment, embark on your guided sightseeing city tour of Addis Ababa. First, drive up to Mount Entoto for spectacular panoramic views over the city. Descend by way of the National Museum where you will have the chance to observe the fossil of 'Lucy' - the oldest ancestor of humans.  Then, visit the remarkable Ethiopian Orthodox ancient churches of the Holy Trinity which were built during World War II. Proceed to Ethnographic Museum, which was the former palace of Emperor Hailie Selassie.  After lunch, see the tombs of Emperor Hailie Selassie and admire the amazing paintings and church frescoes. Finally, end the tour with a stroll through the spectacular open-air markets - the biggest in East Africa. In the evening, transfe...

    I was the only one who signed up that day so it felt like my own private tour. The guide, Yihun was very knowledgeable and expressed himself very well in english. The driver (forgot his name) was very skilled and patient

  • Simien Mountains National Park: Full-Day Hiking Tour

    3. Simien Mountains National Park: Full-Day Hiking Tour

    Begin your full-day Ethiopian trekking adventure from the old, once-capital city of Gondar. Get picked up from your hotel and drive two hours to Debark, the entrance of Simien Mountains National Park. Upon arrival, get all the formalities and permits figured and meet your guide and the national park scouts who will assist you throughout the day. Then, drive 13 miles to the first area of the park and the starting point of your hike. Begin trekking on a three-hour trail all the way up to Michibi, where you will see the endemic gelada baboon and many varieties of plants and birds. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Simien Mountains from above. End the wonderful day with drop-off to your hotel in Gondar.

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