- 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.
Published on: 26 March 2017