For those travelers looking to hit all the top tourist sites of Ethiopia led by expert guides, the Best of Ethiopia tour is the perfect choice.
The fifteen day/fourteen night tour covers all the top tourist attractions of northern and southern Ethiopia including many historical, cultural, and wildlife sites as well as areas of natural beauty. Historical visits include 14th c. monasteries, the royal enclosure of Gondar known as the Camelot of Africa, the church of St. Mary of Zion thought to be the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant, the ruined palace of the infamous Queen of Sheba, and many more centuries old sites.
Travelers will get to visit the fascinating tribes of the Omo Valley including the Hamer people known for their bull jumping ceremony, the infamous women of the Mursi tribe who wear large clay lip plates to symbolize their beauty, and the Karo people renowned for their body paintings. Along the way, there will be plenty of chances to see the beautiful Rift Valley Lakes, the Blue Nile Falls, sprawling Lake Tana, historic churches, Swain’s hartebeest, crocodiles, hippos, plenty of bird species, and an archeological site.
A minimum of two people is required to start this journey. Comfortable hotel, resort, or lodge accommodations will consist of a shared twin room. All entrance fees, local transfers, ground transportation and insurance, guides, scout fees, and boat rentals are covered in the fee as well as meals outside of Addis Ababa.