Africa Tours and Safaris
14 Day Ethiopa Explorer - Addis Ababa to Addis Ababa

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Experience the ancient culture and beauty of Ethiopia; a land defined by remote and wild places comprised of contrasts and extremes. Uncover the mystery and intrigue as it lies nestled in this, 'The Cradle of Man', amidst fairytale castle cities and untouched grasslands. Marvel at the spectacular Rift Valley with its incredible volcanic lakes, rich variety of birdlife, great escarpments and stunning vistas visible even from space.This tour offers you an all-encompassing 14 day journey through a tapestry of natural, cultural and archaeological wonders. Follow the Blue Nile and the Blue Nile Falls to their source and stare in awe at the Simien Mountains. Then, revel in the ancient ambience of the castle cities of Gondar and Lalibela as you wander through the ruins of their perfectly preserved rock-hewn churches on an amazing journey through culture and time.

Highlights:

12 nights hotel, lodge or chalet accommodation

1 night camping in Simien Mountains

Addis Ababa with a city tour

The spectacular Royal Enclosure at Gondar

Trekking the Simien Mountains

Rock hewn churches at Lalibela

Island monasteries of Lake Tana

Ancient churches of Axum

Meals as per the itinerary

Tips and Hints:

Meeting Point: Holiday Hotel
Pre Dep Meeting: 18h00 on day 1Please bring with you to this meeting: your passport with relevant visa's and evidence of medical and personal insurance. Please also bring the Local Payment. This must be paid to the tour leader prior to departure and must be paid in US$ Cash. If you are unable to attend the pre-departure meeting, please let WildLife Adventures know at least one week prior to your departure. Please note: Due to significant and unexpected rises in the cost of fares with Ethiopian Airlines, a surcharge of US$130 per person for all pax departing on KTEE Ethiopian Explorer, will come into effect for 2006. This amount will be collected locally by the tour leader, along with the local payment.Most clients arrive a few days prior to the official start day. This is to give you plenty of time to enjoy all that Addis Ababa has to offer. WildLife Adventures can organise any accommodation or activities you may require if you want to arrive early or stay on in Africa after your tour ends. If you have any questions regarding arrival prior to the tour, or any other questions whatsoever, please contact WildLife Adventures. Other Pretour accommodation is also available. Please note that this accommodation is not included in the tour fare. All meals whilst in Addis Ababa will be to your own expense. Tour End point: Holiday Hotel
Tour End Time: Tour ends after breakfast on day 15

Inclusions and Exclusions:

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE:
Itinerary as specified. Highlighted text is also included. Fully equipped vehicle, private bus, 4x4 vehicle, domestic flights, services of tour leader, all accommodation, all boat transfers, entrance fees. Please note that due to limited facilities, chalet and lodge accommodation may be on a sharing basis. B: Breakfast. L: Lunch. D: Dinner (All other meals not shown will be to the clients account).

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE:
International Airfares, travel and medical insurance, personal spending money, visas, passports, vaccinations, personal taxes (including departure and border taxes) all optional activities, unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities, gratuities, restaurant meals and drinks, and all other items of a personal nature.

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