From (AUD)$11,695
Days20
Airfares included
Discover the unique culture of Ethiopia, Africa’s oldest independent country. Experience the history of Addis Ababa, before heading south to absorb the local traditions of the Mursi tribe and explore the magestic Blue Nile Falls. Then travel north to see the remains of the Fasilides Empire in Gondar, search for Ethiopian wolves and gelada baboons in the Simien Mountains and be amazed by the famous rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
Group Size — Max 12
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $295pp pre-paid
Transport — 4WD safari vehicle, Boat, Coach & Plane
No Hidden Extras
Enjoy a cruise on Lake Chamo, searching for hippos, crocodiles and waterbirds
Explore the remains of the empire, Gondar. With palaces, residences and the baths of Fasilides, it was the first capital of the Ethiopian Empire, which began in 1632.
Drive through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Simien Mountains, some of Africa's most beautiful ranges.
Discover the majestic Blue Nile Falls. Estimated to be over 40-metres-high and 400-metres-wide during the wet season, the falls are the most dramatic spectacle on the Nile.

Special Experiences

Explore Addis Ababa’s best restaurants on a culinary walking tour. Learn the story and traditions behind each dish and get to know more of the local neighbourhoods.
Today we will tour Konso, including a visit to the King’s residence. We will see the traditions and cultures that make this place so special.
Discover Jinbar Waterfall, one of Africa's highest at 500 metres. Situated in Geech Abyss, the water plunges into the 800-metre-deep canyon below. Here you may be able to spot the Lammergeyers (Bearded Vultures) circling above.
Uncover one of the 'wonders of the world', the first and second group of monolithic rock-hewn churches in Lalibela. Each church boasts a unique architectural style and is superbly carved and decorated with well-preserved art.

Itinerary Ethiopia in Depth

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Ethiopia in Depth

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Discover the diversity of Ethiopia

  • Enjoy a panoramic view of Addis Adaba from it's former capital Entoto.
  • City tour of Addis Ababa including the Ethnological (Haile Selassie House) Museum, National Museum and the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
  • Explore some of Addis Ababa's best restaurants on a culinary walking tour.
  • Visit the South-Omo Museum and Research Centre.
  • Excursion to the Mursi Tribe.
  • Tour the village of Konso and visit the King's residence.
  • Cruise on Lake Chamo in Arba Minch in search of the many hippos and crocodiles that inhabit this area.
  • Visit the Dorze tribe in their village, see the bee-hive shaped houses and admire their impressive weaving skills.
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Tana visiting the beautifully decorated Monastaries of Ura Kidane Miheret and Azwa Mariam.
  • Take a short hike to the lookout point of majestic Blue Nile Falls.
  • Visit the fascinating village of Awra Amba, where everyone is equal and works collectively to make them independent from aid and poverty.
  • Explore the remains of the Fasilidas empire in Gondar, including the castles, palaces, residents and baths.
  • Visit the church of Debre Berham Selassie (Light of the Trinity) and admire its colourful frescoes.
  • Explore Simien Mountains National Park on foot and by safari vehicle in search of the local endemic animals such as the Ethiopian wolf, walia ibex and gelada baboons.
  • Discover Jinbar Waterfall, one of Africa's highest at 500 metres. Located in Geech Abyss, the water tumbles into the 800-metre-deep canyon below. It's also here that you may be able to spot the Lammergeyers (Bearded Vultures) circling above.
  • Explore the ancient city of Axum, known for its monolithic obelisks and ancient castles which housed the likes of the Queen of Sheba.
  • Visit the Monastery of Nakuto Leab.
  • Explore 'one of the wonders of the world', the first and second group of rock hewn churches which have been carved out of the pink granite rock in Lalibela.

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Ethiopia. Taxes included
  • 5 economy-class flights within Ethiopia
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding shared lodge open safari 4WD)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $295pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 15 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 2 nights in Simien Mountains National Park, staying at the highest hotel in Africa (3,260 metres)

Meals

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  • 17 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 16 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based national guide
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Entrance Fees

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  • Entrance fees to all national parks and reserves

Accommodation Ethiopia in Depth

Accommodation

Golden Tulip

Ethiopia flag Addis Ababa

Golden Tulip is a deluxe hotel, situated in the Bole district. The hotel is close to the centre of Addis Ababa and has 90 unique and comfortable rooms, alongside dining and leisure facilities. 

Facilities: wifi; tea & coffee making facilities; minibar, air-conditioning; safe deposit box; fitness centre; spa centre 

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Eco-Omo Safari Lodge

Ethiopia flag Jinka

Eco-Omo Safari Lodge is located just outside Jinka. It has tented rooms that are built on wooden platforms with thatched roofs and each room has en-suite facilities. This lodge also features a restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace with views down to the river.

Facilities: restaurant; bar

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Kanta Lodge

Ethiopia flag Konso

Kanta lodge is a lovely and comfortable place featuring valley views. 

Facilities: bar; restaurant; laundry service

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Haile Resort

Ethiopia flag Arba Minch

Situated in Migie, Haile Resort has an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a garden. Featuring free shuttle service, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. The accommodation provides a sauna and evening entertainment.

Facilities: bar; wifi; air-conditioning; swimming pool; fitness centre

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Blue Nile Resort Hotel

Ethiopia flag Bahir Dar

Blue Nile Resort Hotel features modern amenities with views overlooking Lake Tan. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi access, Air-conditioning, bathroom, mini bar, safe box, desk and 32' flat screen televsion.

Facilities: free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box;

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Gondar Hill Resort

Ethiopia flag Gondar

This resort features outstanding structures with amazing traditional stone work combined with green roofs that blend with the surrounding mountains, and boasts urban and countryside views. 

Facilities: swimming pool; restaurant; bar

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Simien Lodge

Ethiopia flag Gondar

Simien Lodge is the highest hotel in Africa at apx 3,260m above sea-level, and the only accommodation based within the Simien Mountains National Park.  Magnificent views of the Simien escarpment, excellent local walks and nearby communities of Gelada baboons are all features of the lodge.The lodge is positioned just inside the park entrance and in striking distance of the very best trekking opportunities. The unique rooms (tukel’s) feature 2 large single beds, bathroom and shower. All rooms have solar-powered under-floor heating and feature a sheltered balcony with views.

Facilities: under-floor heating, bar, restaurant

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Yared Zema Hotel

Ethiopia flag Axum

Yared Zema Hotel is located in the historical Axum town in northern Ethiopia. It is designed for comfort and convenience and is equipped with the up-to-date facilities and elegantly furnished rooms.

Facilities: gym; wifi; safe deposit box; refrigerator

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Mountain View Hotel

Ethiopia flag Lalibela

This impressive cliff-hugging Hotel sits at an altitude of 2680 meters and offers spectacular mountain views of nature. The spacious rooms offer an extensive balcony with views of the magnificent mountain tops. All Rooms feature sizeable beds, bathroom with shower, reading/dressing tables, wardrobes, safe locks, and more.

Facilities: free wifi, restaurant, bar

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Information Ethiopia in Depth

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

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03 Nov 20
22 Nov 20
$11,695
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17 Nov 20
06 Dec 20
$11,695
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Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $295pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $250
Single Supplement
From $1,750
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
Visa Information

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Terms & Conditions

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