Ethiopia, Historic Route & Danakil Depression

Addis Ababa - Gondar

21 days through Ethiopia
FROM: $2245 USD + 690 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 12 nights
Basic Hotel 3 nights
Camping without facilities 5 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 20, Lunches x 5, Dinners x 5
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZGA
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

One of our most popular trips in Africa, this tour explores the seldom-visited Ethiopia. This journey has all the best of the country's highlands and the north; the main highlights of the trip being the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, trekking in the Simien Mountains and an expedition into the wilds of the north to explore the Danakil Depression. We also visit Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile, and the Blue Nile Falls where the great river cascades down into a massive gorge. Nestling on the bank of Lake Tana is the picturesque city of Bahir Dar, one the three great Ethiopian settlements we visit; the others are Addis Ababa and the historic city of Gondar, with its ancient castles and churches.

Guided tour of the fascinating ancient royal city of Gondar, Ethiopia
3 nights in the fabulously scenic Simien Mountains NP
Spot geladas, ibex, Ethiopian wolves and many other endemic species
Guided tour of palaces and temples in historic Axum
2 day 4 x 4 adventure to the spectacular Danakil Depression
Guided tour of the ancient rock hewn and churches and monastries in Lalibela
Boat trip on Lake Tana to witness the source of the Blue Nile
Drive the dramatic roads of the Blue Nile gorge
Explore chaotic and bustling Addis Ababa

The pace of this trip is laid back allowing us plenty of time to explore. Some of the roads leave a lot to be desired (the road to Danakil is described as the "worst" road in the world and the trip to Danakil can be challenging). This is an off-the-beaten-track journey that allows us to see some amazing stuff. Small local hotels and wild camping; don't expect too much luxury.

Day 1 - Addis Ababa (27th November 2020)

Border Information: If joining in Addis Ababa, you will most likely enter Ethiopia at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (IATA code: ADD).

There will be a group meeting at the joining hotel at 6:00pm. Please look out for a note from your tour leader at the reception when you arrive giving more details about this important meeting.

If you are travelling to the Sudan and have arranged to pick the visa up in Addis Ababa, you will need to arrive at least 2 working days early to collect the visa.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Addis Ababa before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Addis Ababa.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Debre Markos (28th November 2020)
Day 3 - Bahir Dar (29th November 2020)
Day 4 - Bahir Dar (30th November 2020)
Day 5 - Bahir Dar (1st December 2020)
Day 6 - Awra Amba (2nd December 2020)
Day 7 - Lalibela (3rd December 2020)
Day 8 - Lalibela (4th December 2020)
Day 9 - Lalibela (5th December 2020)
Day 10 - Mekele (6th December 2020)
Day 11 - Danakil Depression (7th December 2020)
Day 12 - Mekele (8th December 2020)
Day 13 - Axum (9th December 2020)
Day 14 - Axum (10th December 2020)
Day 15 - Debark (11th December 2020)
Day 16 - Simien Mountains NP (12th December 2020)
Day 17 - Simien Mountains NP (13th December 2020)
Day 18 - Simien Mountains NP (14th December 2020)
Day 19 - Gondar (15th December 2020)
Day 20 - Gondar (16th December 2020)
Day 21 - Gondar - End Date (17th December 2020)

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27 Nov 20 Addis Ababa
17 Dec 20 Gondar
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15 Dec 20 Gondar
04 Jan 21 Addis Ababa

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04 Jan 21 Gondar
24 Jan 21 Addis Ababa

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26 Feb 21 Addis Ababa
18 Mar 21 Gondar

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03 Mar 21 Addis Ababa
23 Mar 21 Gondar

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17 Apr 21 Gondar
07 May 21 Addis Ababa

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03 Dec 21 Addis Ababa
23 Dec 21 Gondar

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14 Dec 21 Gondar
03 Jan 22 Addis Ababa

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10 Jan 22 Gondar
30 Jan 22 Addis Ababa

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25 Feb 22 Addis Ababa
17 Mar 22 Gondar

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02 Mar 22 Addis Ababa
22 Mar 22 Gondar

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