This fascinating journey uncovers the richness of one of Africa’s most beautiful countries from north to south. Beginning with the best of its historical northern sites, with their rock-hewn churches and ancient monasteries, you’ll then travel deep into the heart of the Omo Valley, one of the most culturally diverse places on earth.
Beginning with the 2,000 year old city of Axum, your adventure begins amongst the haunting remains of one of the last great civilisations of antiquity. Moving on into the barren landscapes of the Lasta Mountains, you’ll then discover the remarkable rock-cut churches of Lalibela, before flying on to Gonder and the breathtaking beauty of the Simien Mountain ranges.
Then begins your journey into the sweeping panoramas of the Great African Rift Valley, where you’ll visit the extraordinary tribal peoples of the Lower Omo Valley, home to probably one of the most unique and extensive collections of ethnic tribes anywhere in the world. Here you will have ample opportunity to visit colourful markets and uncover the rich cultural diversity of some of the most unique tribal peoples in Africa.
*Please note the prices shown are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin or double room
Visit the UNESCO city of Axum, with its ruined palaces and great stone obelisks.
See the extraordinary rock churches of Lalibela and the medieval castles of Gonder.
Spend time amongst the dramatic Simien Mountains, one of Africa’s highest ranges.
Explore the natural wonders of the Great African Rift Valley.
Discover the unique tribal culture of the Omo Valley.
1 night Jupiter International
1 night Sabean Hotel
3 nights Hotel Maribela
2 nights [Limalimo Lodge]
2 nights Mayleko Lodge
2 nights [Avanti Blue Nile Falls Hotel]
1 night Sabana Lodge
1 night Paradise Lodge
1 night Eco-Omo Safari Lodge
3 nights Buska Lodge
5 internal flights
14 nights three star hotel accommodation
Accompanied by an experienced English speaking driver in the North & 4WD vehicle with driver-guide in the South.
English speaking local guide at the sites
Sightseeing programme including all entrance fees
Private guided transfers to and from all airport
Have you seen the movie Gladiator? If not, go and watch right now. Those who have seen in will be glad to know that Sahara is the location where the most prominent scenes of the movie were shot. You can start with capturing the velvet dunes and taking photos of the snake charmers and mighty camels proudly swaying as they carry bedouins on their back. Once in a province, you will get a chance to capture and even participate in the traditional tea ceremony as well as to see the locals playing gnawa music performed on goatskin drums. The beauty of the sunset in Sahara is just a cherry on the top of a cake you cannot miss out on.