Northern Ethiopia LuxVenture®

Witness the best of Northern Ethiopia on this ten day LuxVenture® which takes you to the churches of Lalibela, the Simien Mountains and the Blue Nile River.

Duration 10 Days
When All year round
Price from $6,245
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About this trip

What makes this trip life-changing?

Hiking

The ground you’ll cover

This LuxVenture® across Ethiopia offers a unique take on all that this mysterious east African nation has to offer. You’ll enjoy 10 days in one of the most misunderstood countries in the world, exploring undisturbed wilderness and coming face to face with rare Ghelada Baboons, illusive Ethiopian Wolves of which there are only 50 left in the wild, and jackals. You will visit the Simien Mountains and marvel at its endless sheer cliffs and rolling hills, take a lake cruise through the region of Bahir Dar and famous coffee forests, and Gheralta for its ancient rock churches. Your journey through Ethiopia will also take you to the UNESCO site of Lalibela for its churches, Axum for the Ark of the Covenant and its ancient tombs, Gondar and the ancient baths of Emperor Fasiladas, and the bustling capital Addis Ababa, the home of Lucy’s Skeleton, one of the four great powers of the ancient world.

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A day-by-day break down of this trip.

Day one

Arrive Addis Ababa

Road transfer to hotel

Your first day in Ethiopia is spent in the hustle and bustle of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. A Ker & Downey® Africa representative will meet you upon arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and transfer you to your hotel for the night, the Sheraton Addis Ababa. This luxury hotel is located at the heart of the city, just around the corner from the National Museum and the United Nations Conference Centre. You will have a choice of 10 bars and restaurants to choose from, along with a refreshing outdoor swimming pool, spa, business centre and an illuminated fountain to enjoy during your stay. After you have settled into the hotel you will be taken on a tour of Addis. You will visit stop at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Lucy’s Skeleton to see what early woman looked like, and the Ethnographical Museum to learn about the many cultures in this country. You will return to the hotel to enjoy a tasty dinner and a sundowner at the sunset bar.

Day One Addis Ababa
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