Addis Ababa to Gondar - 21 Days

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Take in the northernmost reaches of Ethiopia on this 21-day overland group tour which travels from the capital Addis Ababa to the ancient city of Gondar. Discover incredible rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, spot rare Ethiopian wolves and other wildlife in the Simien Mountains and marvel at the cascading Blue Nile Falls in Bahir Dar. Explore the hottest place on Earth in the Danakil Depression, visit the former capital of the Axumite Empire and meet local communities in the village of Awra Amba.

  • Addis Ababa - start your journey in Ethiopia's bustling capital and head out to explore independently
  • Danakil Depression - take an excursion into the hottest place in the world, where three tectonic plates converge
  • Simien Mountains National Park - search for rare Ethiopian wolves and marvel at some of the finest scenery in Africa
  • Bahir Dar - Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Tana to see where the Blue Nile begins its journey and to visit an ancient monastery on the lake
  • Blue Nile Falls - see the impressive falls known as 'Great Smoke' at Bahir Dar, which are one of Ethiopia's most popular attractions
  • Lalibela - marvel at ancient rock-hewn churches including the UNESCO-listed Church of Saint George
  • Gondar - enjoy a guided tour of the former capital of the Ethiopian Empire and take in highlights including Gondar Castle
  • Axum - explore the former capital of the Axumite Empire including visits to the famous ruins of Stelae Field and the Palace of the Queen of Sheba
  • Awra Amba - meet village elders and if we're lucky, the founder of this community where every member is treated equally
  • Mekele - cross the Adwa Mountains and explore Ethiopia's most northern region, home to stunning scenery and fascinating churches
Age Policy
18 and over. No upper age limit but anyone over 70 needs to complete a tour suitability form.
  • Ethiopia
  • Africa
Tour Types
  • Small Group
  • 20 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
  • 16 nights in hotels / hostels / guesthouses
  • 4 nights camping
  • All necessary camping equipment (excluding sleeping bags)
  • Transportation in an overland expedition vehicle
  • Services of two crew (drivers/tour leaders) and local guides along the way
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Boat trip on Lake Tana
  • Guided tour of Lalibela, Axum and Gondar
  • Danakil Depression excursion
  • 3 night Simien Mountains National Park excursion

NB - the following are not included:

-International flights and visas
-Items of a personal nature, additional meals and drinks
-Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
-Sleeping bag and roll mat - please bring your own for camping
-Optional activities
-Local payment - $650pp, paid in USD

Dates Price Single Availability
26-Feb-2021 for 20 Nights Enquire
03-Mar-2021 for 20 Nights Enquire
03-Dec-2021 for 20 Nights Enquire

Touring with On The Go Tours

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