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Luxury Holidays - Ethiopia

Towering mediaeval castles and unspoilt landscapes. Mountains called ‘the roof of Africa’. The ancient home of the Queen of Sheba. A diverse culture with over 45 ethnic groups. Is Ethiopia the travel world’s best ‘secret’ destination?

The words ‘explore’ and ‘discover’ are used often enough in the travel industry. But with Ethiopia the invitation to set out on a voyage of discovery is practically irresistible.

A tailor-made holiday to Ethiopia takes you beyond the heightened comfort of luxury hotels and into a world that is entrancing in a different way. For the full effect our Ethiopian expert, Lydia Craig, recommends you drive across country rather than fly, and treat yourself to some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable.

The astonishing Simien Mountains, for example, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognised for the beauty of their jagged ridges, conical tops and heart-stopping precipices.

Journeying further; Bahar Dar offers the Blue Nile and Lake Tana. Addis Ababa teems with life, culture and diverse people. Gondar is the Camelot of Africa. Harrar is a magical, Islamic walled city. Churches are hewn out of the living rock at Lalibela; the place – according to Lydia – to join in the amazing Timkat religious fesitival that is celebrated every January.

Not sure where to start? Here's one of our recommendations

Lydia Craig
Lydia recommends Treasures of Ethiopia

A remarkable journey of discovery through a country that boasts one the richest histories in Africa.View itinerary

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  • Suggested itineraries

    • Treasures of Ethiopia

      See the highlights of Ethiopia including the stelae at Axum, ancient castles in Gondar and churches at Lalibela hewn out of the rock.

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      Treasures of Ethiopia
    • Ultimate Ethiopia

      This Ethiopia itinerary covers the north to the south of this splendid country. From the rock-hewn churches Simien Mountains to the Bale Mountains

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      Ultimate Ethiopia
  • Escorted tours

    • Ethiopia & the Empire of Axum

      (14 - 28 March 2015)

      This unique escorted tour will take you through the ancient land of Ethiopia, complete with with highland scenery of surpassing grandeur as well as ecclesiastical and imperial architecture.

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      Ethiopia & the Empire of Axum
  • Recommended areas to visit in Ethiopia

    • Addis Ababa

      Wide tree-lined streets, fine architecture and numerous cultural attractions make Addis Ababa a delightful city to explore.

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      Addis Ababa
    • Axum & Lalibela

      The stelae of Axum and rock-hewn churches of Lalibela are an incredible and unique heritage.

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      Axum & Lalibela
    • Bahir Dar

      Stunning waterfalls and island monasteries attract visitors to Bahir Dar on the southern shore of Lake Tana.

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      Bahir Dar
    • Gondar

      An ancient capital of Ethiopia, Gondar is remarkable for its medieval churches and castles, unlike any other built in Africa.

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      Gondar
    • Simien Mountains

      North-east of Gondar are the dramatic Simien Mountains for fantastic trekking in breathtaking scenery.

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      Simien Mountains

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