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Ethiopia Flying Safaris 8 Days Adventure - By Private Helicopter

Safari Highlights

  • Lalibela exploring the incredible 12th century rock-hewn churches. Visit the church in a cave - Yemrehana Krestos.
  • Low level flight through the spectacular Tekeze gorge
  • Tigray Region & Gheralta Mountains - ancient rock-hewn churches full of colourful frescoes and artefacts.
  • Danakil Depression Afar people on the salt pans, neon sulphur springs at Dallol and the turquoise pools of Lake Asal.
  • Stellae monuments at the bustling town of Aksum, the building believed to house the Ark of the Covenant, Maria Zion and the monastery with the treasure house.
  • Simien Mountains high altitude landscapes, Gelada baboon & Walia Ibex.
  • Royal Enclosure of Gondar Castles and imperial houses dating back 400 years.
  • End of your safari!


Day 1: Addis Ababa

Explore the street markets and museum, and enjoy an evening in the traditional song houses. Sheraton Hotel

Day 2 & 3: Lalibela

Fly to Lalibela via the Blue Nile gorge. Visit some of the ancient monolithic churches including St George and Yemrehana Krestos, in the company of a local guide. Mountain View Hotel

Day 4, 5 & 6: Tigray Region

Our next destination is Gheralta in the Tigray region, flying via the spectacular Tekeze Gorge. You will visit the ancient churches in the mountains including an optional thrilling hike to Abuna Yemata - the church in the sky! Take a morning Heli excursion to the Danakil Depression. Experience life in a Tigray village, and finally take a short flight to the historical town of Aksum. Korkor Lodge

Day 7: Simien Mountains

Early departure to the Simiens to make the most of the mountain scenery at dawn. A day exploring the National Park, in search of Gelada Baboon and other unique wildlife. Limalimo Lodge

Day 8: Safari Ends!

Morning visit to Gondar to see the walled city of Fasil Ghebbi famous for its ancient castles and palaces. Return to Addis Ababa. Sheraton Hotel

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