Ethiopia - Addis to Axum
Ethiopia, Discovery, 13 days - from £1,595 (land only) - from €2,235 (land only) - from $2,580 (land only)
By: Liz Gambier, Ruislip, UK
Exceeded my expectations. Interesting historical sites, walking in Simien Mountains and climb up to see rock churches in Tigray - and Lalibela.It was an excellent group who looked out for each other. The altitude was not an issue, although I puffed more!! A very interesting trip which did not disappoint.
By: Sandy Bartle, Nottingham, UK
A great variety of experiences. The only comment for improvement would be an extra day of walking in the Simiens would have been great.
Amanuel made sure we had a good time. He was full of knowledge about his country and was very enthusiastic. He was helpful in ensuring we had plenty of photographic stops and on long journeys would arrange for us to walk for a short time so we weren't sitting in the vehicle all day! He was helpful in translating menus and encouraging us to try local dishes. Organised surprised final evening.
Most enjoyed - Walking in the Simien Mountains, the day visiting the Rock churches in Tigray region and Lalibelia. Meeting the local people and all the different local guides who were excellent.