Photo : Karo Women © G.Pfannmüller

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  • Ethiopian Rift Valley Safaris
    P.O. Box 3658, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Tel. 251-111-552128/558591/551127
    Fax. 251-111-550298
    addisoffice@ervsafaris.com

    Programs to Ethiopia's Historical North, Simien Mountains & Harar

    Photo : Giant Stelae at Axum © S.Roussos Northern Historical Route

  • Focus: History, archaeology, religion, scenery
  • Best time of year: end September to mid June
  • In-country days: 8
  • Transportation: Fly/drive

    Day 01 - arrive Addis; city tour; shopping
    Day 02 - fly to Axum; visit stelae field; tombs of Kings: Queen of Sheba's baths; Church near where Ark of the Covenant is kept; archaeological museum
    Day 03 - fly to Lalibela; visit 11 rock-hewn churches from the 12th century
    Day 04 - excursion to Naakuto Laab built-up cave Church outside Lalibela
    Day 05 - fly to Gondar; visit 17th century castles & baths of Kings; Church
    Day 06 - fly to Bahir Dar; boat trip on Lake Tana to visit monasteries
    Day 07 - drive & hike to Blue Nile Falls; fly to Addis; cultural evening out
    Day 08 - departure

    Highlights:

  • Historical journey in time from 1 AD to present civilization
  • Remarkable feats of architecture said to be built by angels
  • View precious Church treasures of antiquity
  • Magnificent mural paintings & manuscripts
  • Awesome mountainous highland landscape
  • Source of the great Nile River & second largest waterfalls in Africa
  • Opportunity to support conservation projects involving communities

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    Photo : Simien Mountains National Park © A.Tadesse Simien Mountains Trek

  • Focus: History, archaeology, religion, scenery, wildlife, trekking
  • Best time of year: end September to mid June
  • In-country days: 14
  • Transportation: Fly/drive

    Day 01 - arrive Addis; city tour; shopping
    Day 02 - fly to Axum; visit stelae field; tombs of Kings; Queen of Sheba's baths; Church near where Ark of the Covenant is kept; archaeological museum
    Day 03 - fly to Lalibela; visit 11 rock-hewn churches from the 12th century
    Day 04 - fly to Gondar; visit 17th century castles & baths of Kings; Church
    Day 05 - drive to Sankaber in Simien Nat. Park; trek for acclimatization
    Day 06 - trek to Geech
    Day 07 - trek to Seha Gorge; to Imitgogo peak; to Enateye Plain & Chenek
    Day 08 - trek to Ambiko
    Day 09 - trek to Ras Dashen (highest peak in Ethiopia 4620m); to Ambiko
    Day 10 - trek to Chenek
    Day 11 - trek to meet car; drive to Gondar
    Day 12 - fly to Bahir Dar; boat trip on Lake Tana to visit monasteries
    Day 13 - drive & hike to Blue Nile Falls; fly to Addis; cultural evening out
    Day 14 - departure

    Highlights:

  • Spectacular scenery in the "Grand Canyon of Africa"
  • Endemic wildlife: walia ibex, Ethiopian wolf, gelada baboon
  • Many species of birds, especially birds of prey
  • All sites to be enjoyed as on the Northern Historical Route
  • Opportunity to support conservation projects involving communities

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    Photo : Harari Women © Ethiopian Tourism Commission East to Harar - an extension

  • Focus: History, religion, market, Harari culture
  • Best time of year: All
  • Number of days: 2
  • Transportation: Fly/drive

    Day 01 - fly to Dire Dawa; drive to Harar; visit colorful market; "hyena man"
    Day 02 - cultural museum; Rimbaud House; traditional coffee ceremony; drive to Dire Dawa; fly to Addis

    Highlights:

  • The old-walled town of Harar with it's friendly Islamic flavor
  • Treasures of basketry, silver work & textiles to be found in the market
  • Enjoy coffee presented traditionally in a Harari home
  • Be thrilled watching as a man feeds hyenas with the most unique style
  • Opportunity to support conservation projects involving communities

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