Walking holidays to Ethiopia start when you arrive in Addis Ababa, where you will be met by a local English speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the whole trip, on all city excursions and hikes, too. In the capital, you will get to visit the Ethnological Museum situated inside Emperor Haile Selassie’s former palace, where you can enjoy relaxing walks around the lush gardens after your immersive tour. Enjoy admiring the cascading Blue Nile Falls while wandering around the bustling city of Bahir Dar, before making your way to Gondar, which is famous for its iconic royal castle. Part of your walking holiday will be spent camping and hiking; start by making your way through the Simien Mountains National Park to see Ras Dashen mountain - the highest peak in the country.
One variation of this immersive tour includes an extension to visit the Danakil Depression: one of the hottest places in the world. Here, avid ramblers can discover a unique volcanic landscape featuring incredible yellow and green sulphurous pools. Alternatively, embark on another variation of the tour, which departs in January 2020; including a experiencing the iconic Timkat Festival. This Orthodox event is filled with vibrant parades, lively locals in colourful dress and symbolic reenactments; providing some spectacular sights that are not to be missed.
Why Book Walking Holidays to Ethiopia?
Ethiopia has so much to offer anyone with a love for the outdoors, thanks to its various mountains and valleys, as well as its wealth of culture and history. Our walking itineraries take you on a tour of this blissful country, showing you the very best trails Ethiopia has to offer, alongside some of the most beautiful landscapes and natural phenomena in this beautiful part of the world.
Our Ethiopia walking holidays are specially designed for you. So, you don’t need to worry about taking care of the fine details; we arrange your transport, accommodation and many of the small-guided tours, too. Utilising years of travel experience, our team of professionals craft memorable itineraries, packed with exciting activities and fascinating trails for you to discover. Whether you are staying in a blissful hotel in the capital or camping in an awe-inspiring national park, our friendly guide leaders will always be on hand to help.