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9 nights/10 days itinerary in Ethiopia

Exploring Ethiopia

From £8,300
for 2 adults

  • Adventure


  • Culture


  • Discovery


  • Extraordinary Experiences

    Extraordinary Experiences

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Ethiopia is one of Africa’s hidden gems which is undiscovered by most. Proudly home to the most UNESCO world heritage sites in the continent, it is brimming with historical tales, mythical wonders, impressive wildlife and spectacular vistas. From expansive plains to majestic mountains, you’ll always have the perfect back drop to explore this warm hearted country with a smile. This diverse itinerary starts you off in the capital Addis Ababa; your base for Mount Entoto which gives you panoramic views of the city below. You will then journey on to the Zeghie Peninsular and Gondar for wall murals, exotic birdlife and ancient castles. You will travel to the mind blowing Simien Mountains National Park home to some of the most dramatic scenery in Africa with gorges, rivers and plains plus chances to sight baboons and Ibex. The cities of Lalibela and Axum then await where you will be immersed in Ethiopia's culture and history. Admire the orthodox churches and tombs and castles in Yeda where you can also see Sub Saharan Africa's oldest building. This is a completely fascinating itinerary which allows you to get under the skin of one of Africa’s lesser known countries; overflowing with culture and history it is visually stunning and a trip you won’t easily forget.

  • Arrive into Addis Ababa – your base for exploring Mount Entoto where you can admire the city’s historic remains beneath you
  • You will then fly to Bahir Dar – your base will be on the shores of Lake Tana; perfect for enjoying the birdlife
  • Your next stop is Gondar; the historic capital from 17th – 19th Centuries; this is then followed by the Simien Mountains National Park
  • You will travel on to Lalibela to explore the ancient churches and villages
  • Your next destination is Axum; where you will experience the oldest and most holiest city in Ethiopia
  • Finally you will head back to Addis Ababa before saying goodbye to this breath-taking country
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Hotel Sheraton Addis, Ethiopia

Standard Room | Bed & Breakfast | 1 Night

Part of the Luxury Collection group of hotels, this property is housed in a grand colonial style building and is well located being just two kilometres from the national museum of Ethiopia. The rooms are simply furnished but offering flat screen TVs and mini-bars whilst the hotel has a heated outdoor pool with ten dining options to choose from. There is also a spa and full service fitness centre on site.

Kuriftu Lodge and Spa, Ethiopia

Standard Room | Bed & Breakfast | 1 Night

This is the best hotel in the city of Bahir Dar and is located on the shores of Lake Tana off of one of the main streets which lead to the centre. The hotel's terrace overlooks the lake, which is famous for its monasteries. The decor is local with lots of touches of dark wood, stone and thatch plus native paintings. The curved outdoor swimming pool is undoubtedly the main attraction, however.

Goha Hotel, Ethiopia

Standard Room | Bed & Breakfast | 1 Night

This Gondar property is based on a hill and gives magnificent views of the city beneath, with a glimpse of Lake Tana in the distance possible. Well equipped with 82 rooms and suites the hotel also has an outdoor pool, free airport shuttle service plus restaurant and bar. The hotel campfire is a favourite for evening sundowners.

Simien Lodge, Ethiopia

Standard Room | Bed & Breakfast | 2 Nights

Perched high up in the mountains offering spectacular views this property has been built using native materials to resemble a traditional Simien village. It offers 20 rooms plus two safari suites to choose from plus spacious main restaurant and bar area with a log fire for the focal point. The restaurant offers both European and Ethiopian choices with a set meal for dinner.

* Please note a different hotel may be used in this itinerary

Mountain View Hotel, Ethiopia

Standard Room | Bed & Breakfast | 2 Nights

Located at a height of 2,680m this modern lodge is one of the newest in the Lalibela area. Finished in 2008; it was built by two former guides with American Investment - the sunrise and sunset views are spellbinding and certainly give credence to its claim for being the most scenic hotel in the area. This is a striking, minimalist property and has 30 rooms many of which have outdoor terraces from which to soak up those views.

Yeha Hotel, Ethiopia

Standard Room | Bed & Breakfast | 2 Nights

This property is well located on Ethiopia's historic circuit and gives great access to the attractions of the area. Built on a hill, it overlooks the Stelae and churches and blends luxury and comfort with local decor counterbalanced with the exposed stone walls of the structure. There are 63 rooms and the setting of the courtyard with its wild foliage and the chance of glimpsing the resident monkeys contrasts nicely.

*Price shown does not include flights

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