Ethiopia – the Abyssinia of old – home to the fabled Queen of Sheba, the source of the Blue Nile, the lowest point on the earth’s surface and the richest historical heritage in sub-Saharan Africa.
A heritage that includes the ancient stelae of Axum, the Royal Enclosure of Moorish-style castles built by King Fasil in Gondar, and the extraordinary rock-hewn churches at Lalibela, considered by many to be the unofficial eighth wonder of the world. This strange and wonderful country also boasts such natural treasures as Lake Tana, the Danakil Desert and the spectacular Simien Mountains National Park, ruggedly grand and a paradise for both botanist and trekker alike.
A 12-day cultural tour of Ethiopia can include Addis Ababa, Lake Tana, Gondar, Axum, Lalibela and the Simien Mountains National Park. Or you could combine Lalibela and Gondar with a fully supported 6-day trek.