The wide range of altitude has given the country a variety of ecologically distinct areas – from the highest point on The Simiens to the Danakil Depression that lies below sea level. Nowhere in the world is as well endowed with traditional and tribal cultures than Ethiopia.
We can arrange an incredible cultural expedition which takes you into this remote region of the African continent where you will be immersed into an array of tribal lifestyles and biblical like living museums, where you will enjoy 'street level culture', with a fascinating blend of cafes, bars, sidewalk musicians, small galleries and bistros, where it is hard to draw the line between participant and observer, or between creativity and its creators.
So, why not join us on the most amazing cultural expedition of your life, to see people and lifestyles totally unaffected by the western world that you will feel nothing but sheer privilege at being able to travel amongst them.
HOWEVER, if you are inconvenienced by spartan accommodation or you are apprehensive in unfamiliar situations, then this expedition is not for you! Although Ethiopia's rich cultural history may be the primary focus - the sheer breath-taking beauty of this country's scenery overwhelms your senses and embeds itself in your mind's eye.
Every journey is a visual feast. The spectacular highlands are a haven for endemic and endangered species such as the Simien Wolf, the Walia Ibex, the Gelada Baboon and the Lammergeyer Vulture.
Your journey becomes a quest to absorb and understand the myths and religious crusades that have dominated this land from the incredible rock-hewn underground churches of Lalibela 'A prayer in Stone' to the dizzying heights of the Simien Mountain Range described by one writer as 'The chess pieces of the Gods' - the experience is multi-dimensional and intense.
We have several options on offer. An 8 day, a 14 day and an 18 day journey. You will be flown by either fixed wing private charter aircraft or helicopter for the 8 or 14 day journey and you can join a fixed wing set departure for the 18 day option, or you can take this privately.
Elements such as visiting the Danakil Depression, are by helicopter. The journeys take in Gondor, Lalibela, the Simien Mountain National Park, the Danakil Depression, Bale Mountains National Park, Tigray, Harer and the Omo Valley. We only use the very best accommodation that Ethiopia has to offer.