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  • Secure a view of the Blue Nile Falls, known locally as the Tis Abay or "Great Smoke"
  • Gaze upon the carved structure of St George Church, a monolithic building in Lalibela
  • Travelling to Ethiopia you will see the rural landscape of many small village
  • Territory of the Bana tribe is a popular inclusion on many Ethiopia tours.
  • Capture the awe of the Simien Mountains, famous for their jagged peaks, dramatic cliffs, and endangered species

Ethiopia is a fascinating country in the Horn of Africa. It is the oldest independent country on the continent of Africa and the second oldest official Christian nation in the world. It is a land of contrasts and extremes and a land of remote and wild places. Some of the highest and most stunning places on the African continent are to be found here when enjoying an Ethiopian vacation, such as the jaggedly carved Simien Mountains, one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites and some of the lowest, such as the hot but fascinating Danakil Depression with its lunar-like landscape. Ethiopia is old – originally called Abyssinia, its culture and traditions date back over 3,000 years. And far earlier, the fossils of the oldest living being, popularly known as "Lucy" were discovered in the northern section of Ethiopia. The remains of the fossils are said to be 3.5 million years old. 

Highlights in Ethiopia include the cities of Harar, Addis Ababa as well as the churches of Lalibela in the North. Go trekking in the Bale Mountains and Simien Mountains National Parks. They offer the most spectacular landscapes, beautiful vistas and a thrilling experience of trekking above 4000 metres/13,000 feet. Enjoy bird watching and Rift Valley lakes and white water rafting on the Omo River on an Ethiopian vacation. See the Azmari-bet (a traditional dance) in Bahir Dar, Dessie and other cities. 

Southern Ethiopia will allow you to experience the lifestyles of ancient tribes and local nature. In Arba Minch, you can take a boat trip on Lake Chamo and see the crocodiles, hippopotamuses and pelicans. Close to Arba Minch, you can visit the mountain villages of Dorze and Chencha where you can visit traditional markets, visit the homes of potters and weavers and enjoy treks through the pleasant green countryside. Arba Minch is also the gateway to Omo Valley where you can visit local tribes and see their unique way of life when traveling to Ethiopia.  

Ethiopia's many national parks enable the visitor to enjoy the country's scenery and wildlife and offer opportunities for travel adventures unparalleled in Africa.

 "Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those who are, or want to be, world travellers!

The World’s Iconic Sites Featured on Goway’s Holidays of a Lifetime (Part 1)

The Ultimate Africa Vacation – Ethiopia and South Africa

A Glimpse into the Cape to Cairo Journey of a Lifetime Africa Vacation: Ethiopia

Discover the History and Culture of Ethiopia

The Fascinating Country of Ethiopia

RECIPE: Yemiser Wet (Spicy Ethiopian Lentil Stew)

Food Venture in Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Expect the Unexpected

Why Ethiopia?

  Extend your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from  Ethiopia or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours?




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  • Historic North: Addis Ababa, Axum, Lalibela & More

    MODERATE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore the historical sites of Ethiopia on this journey through the country’s north. Passing from Addis Ababa to Axum and Gondar, you’ll see towering obelisks, visit iconic rock-hewn churches and medieval castles, and learn about the long and storied history of this ancient land.
    8 Days
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    AU$ 5,997
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Ethiopia Stopover: Addis Ababa & Lalibela

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the historical and religious power of Ethiopia on this African stopover. As you explore both the nation's capital and religious centre, you'll learn about Ethiopian history and culture, see the archaeological remains of Lucy, and admire the incredible rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
    3 Days
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    AU$ 2,509
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Cultural South: Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Turmi & More

    MODERATE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Engage with the tribal cultures of Ethiopia on this exploration of the country’s south. Passing from Addis Ababa to the Omo Valley, you’ll visit the archaeological sites of Tiya, see hippos on Lake Chamo, and stop off at the Mursi and Dorze villages to meet local peoples and learn about their distinct tribal cultures.
    8 Days
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    AU$ 6,733
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    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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