Ethiopia adventure travel: ‘The Tibet of Africa’ – an ancient mountainous land and one of the first countries in the world to adopt the Christian faith.

Hike through the 13th Century rock-hewn churches of Lalibela; traverse the highest mountain plateau of Africa with its vast array of indigenous wildlife; taste the finest coffee in the lush jungles of the south – the very birthplace of coffee itself.

Experience first-hand the generous hospitality of this lasting, rich and delightfully friendly culture.

  • 16-25 Oct 2020 (10 days)
  • Grade 6 – Intermediate to Challenging
  • View ancient churches carved into the mountainsides

£1,399

  • 04-17 October 2020 (14 days)
  • Grade 2/3 – Entry
  • Lalibela, Axum, Simien & Gheralta Mountains

£2,449

  • 29 Oct – 7 Nov 2020 (10 days)
  • Grade 7 – Challenging
  • Traverse the highest plateau & discover wilderness of Bale National Park

£1,599

  • 7-15 Nov 2020 (9 days)
  • Grade 3 – Entry / Intermediate
  • Explore beautiful plantations in the Kafa Biosphere Reserve

£1,499

  • 15-24 Jan 2020 (10 days)
  • Grade 6 – Intermediate to Challenging
  • View ancient churches carved into the mountainsides

£1,499

  • 15-24 Jan 2021 (10 days)
  • Grade 3 – Entry / Intermediate
  • Explore beautiful plantations in the Kafa Biosphere Reserve

£1,549

  • 06-20 March 2021 (15 days)
  • Grade 2/3 – Entry
  • Lalibela, Axum, Simien & Gheralta Mountains

£2,499

  • 12-21 Mar 2021 (10 days)
  • Grade 7 – Challenging
  • Traverse the highest plateau & discover wilderness of Bale National Park

£1,599

  • 26 Mar – 4 Apr 2021 (10 days)
  • Grade 6 – Intermediate to Challenging
  • View ancient churches carved into the mountainsides

£1,499

  • 07 – 16 May 2021 (10 days)
  • Grade 6 – Intermediate to Challenging
  • View ancient churches carved into the mountainsides

£1,499

  • 14-23 May 2021 (10 days)
  • Grade 3 – Entry / Intermediate
  • Explore beautiful plantations in the Kafa Biosphere Reserve

£1,549

  • 08-22 May 2021 (15 days)
  • Grade 2/3 – Entry
  • Lalibela, Axum, Simien & Gheralta Mountains

£2,499

  • 17 – 26 Sept 2021 (10 days)
  • Grade 6 – Intermediate to Challenging
  • View ancient churches carved into the mountainsides

£1,499

  • 02-16 Oct 2021 (15 days)
  • Grade 2/3 – Entry
  • Lalibela, Axum, Simien & Gheralta Mountains

£2,499

  • 4-13 January 2022 (10 days)
  • Grade 6 – Intermediate / Challenging
  • Experience Lalibela & the Gheralta Mountains during Genna Festival

£1,499

  • 29 Oct – 7 Nov 2021 (10 days)
  • Grade 7 – Challenging
  • Traverse the highest plateau & discover wilderness of Bale National Park

£1,599

  • 5-14 Nov 2021 (10 days)
  • Grade 3 – Entry / Intermediate
  • Explore beautiful plantations in the Kafa Biosphere Reserve

£1,549

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Recommended Reading

  • In Ethiopia With a Mule – Dervla Murphy

  • The Emperor – Ryszard Kapuscinski

  • Remote People & Waugh in Abyssinia – Evelyn Waugh

  • The Lure of the Honey Bird – Elizabeth Laird

Ethiopia boasts a history and geography that mark it apart as a destination. In only nine days we were able to get a strong sense of the culture, food, history and nature – which is a testament to YellowWood Adventures who arranged the trip for us. We were spoiled by our guides and porters along the way, as well as the delicious food that greeted us at the end of every day’s trek. Better still, no other tourists in sight!”

Dominic James, Dubai