Known as 'The Roof of Africa', Ethiopia is a land full of surprises, with a wealth of superb trekking and a rich cultural heritage to explore and on this exceptional walking holiday we'll experience some of the finest mountain scenery in Africa, notably in the Simien Mountains which have been designated a World Heritage Site. This highland area in the northern part of Ethiopia includes many summits over 4000 metres, the highest being Ras Deshen, the fourth highest mountain in Africa. Geographically, the Simien Mountains comprise several major plateaux, which are underlain by basalt layers thousands of metres thick. It is the erosion of these layers that has created the dramatic escarpments and freestanding pinnacles which are characteristic of the Simien Mountains range and which are comparable in terms of spectacle to the Grand Canyon.
Trek to the summit of Ras Dashen (4620m), Ethiopia's highest peak
Includes visits to Gondar's castles & the UNESCO rock hewn churches of Lalibela
Extraordinary wildlife, up close, including Ethiopia's Gelada Baboons
Fantastic value holiday with all meals included
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.