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The hottest place on earth, higher Mountains and ancient monuments of Christianty. The unique nature and culture of Ethiopia is going to be explored by you in just 15 days.

Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa

We pick you up from the airport and bring you first to your hotel. In the afternoon, we go to various sites of the third highest capital in the world. Then we invite you to a traditional dinner in one of the cultural clubs of the city. In addition to the culinary delights of the country you experience the country's culture in music and dance.
Overnight: Golden Tulip Hotel (-, L, D)

Day 2: Addis Abeba- Mekele- Berhaile

In the morning, we take you to the north of the country to the capital of the Tigray region. From there it goes down into in the small desert town Berhaile. Camel caravans and a beautiful sunset in a picturesque landscape are waiting here for you.
Overnight: Camp (B, L, D)

Day 3: Berhaile- Hamed Ela

The journey continues to Hamed Ela, where the nomadic Afar have pitched its settlements. The culture of this unique people twills immediately be enchanted you just like the environment in which these people are living.
Overnight: Camp (B, L, D)

Day 4: Hamed Ela- Erta Ale

In the morning, we bring you from Hamed Ela to Dodom where you embark on a 15km hike. The crater country is only about 613 m above sea level. At midnight, you get to the Erta Ale volcano to be marvelled by the spectacular eruptions. Attention there it will be a little windy due eruption.
Overnight: Camp (B, L, D)

Day 6: Hamed Ela- Dallol- Berhaile

Today you go first to Ragad (Asebo). There you can watch the Afar reduce the salt and transport on camels in the cities. Then we go on to a place called Dallol, which is only 116 meters above sea level. The scenery is spectacular in this area; you could almost think you were on Mars. Continue your travel to the Salt Lake Assal, where you can travel with the Afar-folk for a while. Now we take you back to Berhaile where you will spend the night.
Overnight: Camp (B, L, D)

Day 7: Berhaile- Mekele

After this exciting and thrilling time in the desert and in the camps, you are back to Mekele. There you stay in a comfortable hotel, where you reminisce the spectacular impressions of the last days.
Overnight: Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 8: Mekele- Axum

The day begins early. Today you drive further to Axum. Enjoy riding in your private vehicle and experience the beautiful landscape of Ethiopia.
Overnight: Sabean Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 9: Axum

Axum was the birthplace of the ancient civilisation of the Axumite Empire and still home to the ruins of old settlements, monasteries and the for the city typical totems.
Overnight: Sabean Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 10: Axum -Lalibela

A domestic flight brings you on that day to Lalibela. Here are the 13th-century, famous rock churches. Approximately 16,000 people have carved them within 23 years from top to bottom into the rocks. Today they are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Overnight: Hotel (B)

Day 11: Lalibela

Today you walk in about 3 hours to Asheten cave church. From there they have a wonderful view of the surrounding area. You are free to do in the afternoon what you like. We highly recommend going to the local market.
Overnight: Tukul Lodge (B)

Day 12: Lalibela- Gondar

After breakfast, we drive to Gondar. This town is the gateway to the Simien Mountains and former capital of the country.
Overnight:Fasil Lodge (B)

Day 13: Gondar - Debark- Sankaber

Early in the morning your day excursion starts to the “roof of Africa”. On this day, you experience nature and culture of the North up close. The encounter with the hordes of Gelada baboons is definitely one of the highlights of the day, in addition to the unforgettable views and the unique plant life. Overnight you stay in a wonderful lodge, which houses the highest bar of the continent.
Overnight: Camp (B, L, D)

Day 14: Sankaber- Gondar

Back from the highlands we visit with you the sights of Gonder. These are the Imperial Palace with associated bathrooms and the beautifully painted church.
Overnight: Lodge Fasil (B)

Day 15: Addis Abeba- Gondar

Transfer to the airport followed by flight back to Addis Ababa. On this day, you can enjoy the city just as you want. In the evening, we take you out for a delicious Ethiopian food before we drop you at the international airport.
End of the eventful journey (B)
All Hikes Include:
  • 4WD transportation to and from the HQ of the Mountains
  • Guide and Scout
  • Cook & cooking materials, likewise food and mineral water(full-board)
All other trips include as per the program:
  • Private transport to and in all cities
  • Hotels/Lodges/Resorts with Breakfast (hotels are all middle class; resorts have the highest standards in the country)
All tours Exclude: Alcoholic drinks and tips

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