A Trailblazing Ethiopian Adventure

We're all about showing our travellers destinations that we consider 'hidden gems', and Ethiopia is just that. This incredibly diverse country is often wrongly overlooked, this trip dives beneath the surface of this enthralling destination. Prepare for a real adventure!


📍 Addis Ababa > Gheralta > Axum > Lalibela > Simien Mountains > Gondar > Lake Tana > Return to Addis Ababa




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We're all about showing our travellers destinations that we consider 'hidden gems', and Ethiopia is just that. This incredibly diverse country is often wrongly overlooked, this trip dives beneath the surface of this enthralling destination. Prepare for a real adventure!


Why we love it

“Ethiopia draws travellers to its dramatic landscapes, fascinating history and rich culture, and new boutique, luxury lodges are opening up to support them. Planning a trip here still takes that extra element of knowledge, and that's where we come in. We've curated an all-encompassing itinerary taking in the highlights of Northern Ethiopia and split it into three sections: stunning landscapes, intriguing history and fascinating local culture. The bonus of incredible, unique wildlife and the up-and-coming city of Addis Ababa make this a wonderful destination. From mountain treks to hot air balloon rides over the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lalibela... This is your chance to explore a lesser-known corner of Africa before everyone else finds it!”

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Trip includes

Excludes international flights

🎁 A nemo treat on arrival
🎗1% donation to Hello World
🎪 All accommodation
🐘 Top guides for your chosen activities
📲 Access to nemo app
🚗 All local transfers, ferries, flights
🦸‍♂️ Our post-booking concierge

Pick and choose from our curated portfolio of hotels and experiences, designing your perfect itinerary.

Your trip includes seamless logistics throughout with the world's top drivers and guides. We customise your trip on a 1-1 basis until it's perfect for you.

We connect you to a personal Travel Expert who is on hand to make your trip truly perfect. They will be in touch within 24 hrs.

International flights are not included in the total cost, our Travel Experts can advise on the best routes and places to book.

Example itinerary

Our team have curated an amazing route for you to get inspired. Your trip will be fully bespoke - we can add, remove and tweak this to your heart's content.

📍 Addis Ababa > Gheralta > Axum > Lalibela > Simien Mountains > Gondar > Lake Tana > Return to Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa Gheralta Axum Lalibela Simien Mountains Gondar Lake Tana Return to Addis Ababa
 

Transfer from your port of entry to Addis Ababa included.

Addis Ababa

Addis is much more than just a stopover and there is a huge amount to see and do. We recommend the cultural evenings, where you get the chance to sample some local cuisine as well a half-day guided tour around the city's museums, markets and art studios. Addis connects to the whole of Ethiopia, so if you are looking to explore the mountains and churches in-land, this is the place to start.

Featured hotels

Capital Hotel & Spa

Golden Tulip

Radisson Blu

Sheraton

Featured hotels

Capital Hotel & Spa

Golden Tulip

Radisson Blu

Sheraton

Featured activities
Cultural Evening
Exploring Addis
 

Transfer from Addis Ababa to Gheralta included.

Gheralta

This other-worldly landscape is as off-the-beaten-track as it gets and home to some of the world's most remote places of worship. Still not truly on the tourist map, access is best by self-drive or we can arrange a transfer. We recommend at least two nights to make the most of the region and because it is not the easiest to get to!

Featured hotels

Gheralta Lodge

Korkor Lodge

Featured hotels

Gheralta Lodge

Korkor Lodge

Featured activities
Full day exploring Gheralta Mountains
 

Transfer from Gheralta to Axum included.

Axum

The historic capital of the Aksumite Empire and a fantastic stop off for a night or two. The hotels here are not currently of the best standard and, for some, this is definitely worth it to see the Ark of the Convenent and to engage in a very authentic Ethiopian town. The best way to get here is by domestic flight from Gondar or Addis Ababa.

Featured hotels

Yared Zema International Hotel

Featured hotels

Yared Zema International Hotel

Featured activities
Full day seeing historical and religious sites
 

Transfer from Axum to Lalibela included.

Lalibela

World-renowned for its beautiful monolithic churches, this is a must-see for those travelling through Northern Ethiopia. It can easily be done in two nights but some choose to stay longer with wonderful hiking and scenery to enjoy. You can fly direct from Europe or via Addis Ababa.

Featured hotels

Maribela Hotel

Mezena Lodge

Mountain View Hotel

Featured hotels

Maribela Hotel

Mezena Lodge

Mountain View Hotel

Featured activities
Rock Churches and City Tour
Coffee Ceremony
 

Transfer from Lalibela to Simien Mountains included.

Simien Mountains

This breathtaking mountain range is one of our favourite spots in Africa and considered the top hiking destination on the continent. With a variety of lodging from 5* properties to simply camping with local guides, there is something for everyone here and the region is accessed by road from Gondar.

Featured hotels

Limalimo Lodge

Simien Lodge

Featured hotels

Limalimo Lodge

Simien Lodge

Featured activities
Full day exploring the mountains
 

Transfer from Simien Mountains to Gondar included.

Gondar

This historic capital of the Kingdom of Ethiopia and one of the world's great heritage sites is well worth a visit. There is a domestic airport that connects well with the rest of the country and a wonderful local food scene that is worth exploring. We recommend at least 2 nights to make the most of your time here.

Featured hotels

Goha Hotel

Gondar Hills

Mayleko Lodge

Featured hotels

Goha Hotel

Gondar Hills

Mayleko Lodge

Featured activities
Full day with a local guide
 

Transfer from Gondar to Lake Tana included.

Lake Tana

The source of the Blue Nile and the largest lake in the country, Bahir Dar is the local town.

Featured hotels

Abay Minch Lodge

Avanti Blue Nile Resort

Kuriftu Resort & Spa

Featured hotels

Abay Minch Lodge

Avanti Blue Nile Resort

Kuriftu Resort & Spa

Featured activities
Half Day Boat Trip
Full Day Boat Trip
Blue Nile Falls
 

Transfer from Lake Tana to Return to Addis Ababa included.

Return to Addis Ababa

Addis is much more than just a stopover and there is a huge amount to see and do. We recommend the cultural evenings, where you get the chance to sample some local cuisine as well a half-day guided tour around the city's museums, markets and art studios. Addis connects to the whole of Ethiopia, so if you are looking to explore the mountains and churches in-land, this is the place to start.

Featured hotels

Capital Hotel & Spa

Golden Tulip

Radisson Blu

Sheraton

Featured hotels

Capital Hotel & Spa

Golden Tulip

Radisson Blu

Sheraton

Featured activities
Cultural Evening
 

Transfer from Return to Addis Ababa to airport included.

A Trailblazing Ethiopian Adventure

£2,320

£2,320

Trip includes

Excludes international flights

🎁 A nemo treat on arrival
🎗1% donation to Hello World
🎪 All accommodation
🐘 Top guides for your chosen activities
📲 Access to nemo app
🚗 All local transfers, ferries, flights
🦸‍♂️ Our post-booking concierge

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