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Take the road less traveled and you might end up in Ethiopia, a country of diversity, existing almost simultaneously in different eras against a magnificent backdrop of plains and proud mountains. Visit the medieval Castles of Gondar and ancient rock churches of Lalibela. Have your heart stolen by the magnificent Bale and Simien mountains and the people that call this enchanting country home.

Home to breath-taking landscapes, unique traditions, abundance of endemic wildlife and evidence of a fascinating and ancient history, a truly unique travel adventure awaits you in Ethiopia. At Scott Dunn, we will create a customized itinerary with a range of bespoke experiences, using the best guides and ground-staff so your experience of Ethiopia is second to none. Home to the largest number of UNESCO sites in Africa; Ethiopia is not short of poignant tales. Tourism is still a somewhat new concept for Ethiopia and although we use the best available accommodation throughout the country, it may not align with the international standard for luxury lodgings. Although, let’s be honest, with the astonishing landscape, myth, history and wonder of this awe-inspiring country, who needs more than the unpretentious Ethiopian approach to hospitality? Ethiopia can provide for a luxury vacation, as it is all about the wonderful experience of traveling through it. It is a privilege and adventure to discover the secrets of a nation like no other, seldom explored by tourists and a country in transition. Even the most seasoned travelers will be moved by the long-established culture of warmly embracing guests.

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Highlights of Northern Ethiopia

Addis, Lake Tana, Gondar, Simiens, Axum & Lalibela

Uncover Ethiopia's classic northern circuit, exploring medieval castles and churches, awe-inspiring landscapes and a culture largely untouched by time. Explore Lake Tana, Gondar, Simien Mountains, Axum and Lalibela on this remarkable private adventure.

Best for: Couples, Culture, Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism

Ethiopia’s Bale and Simien Mountains in Style

Addis Ababa, Bale Mountain Lodge & Limalimo

Combine Ethiopia's best luxury lodges; Bale Mountain Lodge and Limalimo in the Simien Mountains. By taking a private charter between the lodges, you can spend longer in each location making the most of the views, wildlife and the vibrant local culture.

Best for: Couples, Eco/ethical tourism, Adventure, Culture

Churches, Castles and Mountains of Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Lake Tana, Gondar, Simien Mountains, Axum, Lalibela & Bale Mountains

Ethiopia is a land of contrasts, fascinating churches of Lalibela, castles of Gondar and the bustling city of Addis. Travel to the rugged Simien Mountains and the bamboo forests of the Bale Mountains, both with fascinating wildlife and ideal for trekking.

Best for: Couples, Culture, Adventure, Off the beaten track

Northern Ethiopia and the Omo Valley

Addis Ababa, Lake Tana, Gondar, Axum, Lalibela & Omo Valley

Explore Ethiopia from the castles, rock churches and island monasteries of Lake Tana in the North to the remote villages of the Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia with the tribes, such as the Hamer, Mursi and Ari, each with individual rites and ceremonies.

Best for: Adventure, Culture, Couples, Eco/ethical tourism

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Ethiopia

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Ethiopia

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