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Ethiopia in DepthScores 8.8 out of 10 based on 12 reviews
(10 out of 10)


An excellent trip with an extremely knowledgeable tour guide, exploring a wonderful, but little known country. From our arrival in Addis Ababa and visits to Museums and other Ethiopia Orthodox Christian Church sites at Debre Markos, a visit and walk to the source of the Blue Nile at the Tississat Falls. A visit to several Monastries on Lake Tana and a scenic drive to visit Gondar, site of a sequence of 17th Century Castles and other buildings unique to Ethiopia before a walk in the Simien Mountains to see Baboons in their natural habitat. It was great to meet local people in their cafe's, markets, shops and Hotels in Axum, Adwa where the Ethiopians defeated the Italians in 1896. Lalibela, the last stop on our whistle stop tour, where the rock cut churches, 11 in total, demonstrated the skills of the craftsmen who chiselled them from solid rock 800 years ago.
Confirmed traveller: 17 March 2017
Published on: 26 March 2017
(9 out of 10)


A comprehensive tour. Highlight was the early morning candle-lit procession at Axum
Confirmed traveller: 17 March 2017
Published on: 20 March 2017
(9 out of 10)


Bideford Devon
Excellent overview of the northern sections a fascinating country -brought alive by a very knowledgeable leader who presented the history/overview in an entertaining manner at a level to stimulate interest whilst ensuring a seemless running of a quite busy schedule.
Without such a knowledgable leader that went out of his way to ensure we covered as much ground as possible the trip would not have had the context that it did.
Confirmed traveller: 17 March 2017
Published on: 20 March 2017
(10 out of 10)


One of my highlights were the churches we saw in Lake Tana with their frescoes. This was a bit unexpected. Another highlight was the day's walk in the Simian mountains where we saw the baboons. Such beautiful country.

Of course the highlight for everyone would probably be the rock cut churches. It takes a bit of scrambling to get to them, but well worth the effort.

Chris Bradley, our tour leader is very knowledgeable and can tell us a lot of history. He was also helpful in sorting out the small problems we had from time to time

Enjoyed this trip immensely
Confirmed traveller: 18 March 2016
Published on: 16 April 2016
(8 out of 10)


A very comprehensive programme - rock carved churches the highlight - Chris the best leader we have ever had with Explore.
Confirmed traveller: 18 March 2016
Published on: 30 March 2016
(9 out of 10)


Hockley Essex
Great tour giving a wide and varied insight into Ethiopia enhanced by the depth of additional information provided by the Leader
Confirmed traveller: 17 March 2016
Published on: 28 March 2016
(7 out of 10)


Boca Grande, FL. USA
Hotels should be upgraded. This is a challenging trip and good accomodations
would make the travel easier. Charge more for the trip and upgrade the
Confirmed traveller: 17 March 2016
Published on: 18 March 2016
(8 out of 10)


The scenery was magnificent, and the people warm and friendly. Lalibela is spectacular and we were also impressed by the castles of Gondar.

We liked Lake Tana and the birds we saw as we drove through the countryside.
Confirmed traveller: 15 October 2015
Published on: 05 November 2015
(9 out of 10)


East Yorkshire
I've travelled several times with Explore and will certainly do so again: I really feel I'm getting to understand the local culture with an Explore trip, rather than just sightseeing.
Confirmed traveller: 27 March 2015
Published on: 27 September 2015