Highlights of Ethiopia in Comfort
Keeping internal travel to a minimum and staying in Ethiopia’s best wildlife lodges, this is the perfect itinerary for those keen to combine Ethiopia’s top wildlife and historical attractions. Starting with the Simien Mountains there will be outstanding endemic wildlife to see with Walia ibex and majestic lammergeiers soaring against stunning mountain backdrops. One of the world’s most expressive primates, the gelada baboon can also be seen here in exceptional numbers and at so close range that you can hear them chewing the montane grasses. There will also be a visit to the historic city of Gondar, with its famed castles and impressive artwork in the Debre Birhan Selassie Church. After travelling through more sensational scenery, there is the awe inspiring rock and cave hewn churches of Lalibela, one of the wonders of the world. Then fly down to the Bale Mountains for a completely different mountain landscape with wild boulder strewn plateaus, rolling grasslands and ancient moss covered cloud forests. Here there will be more unforgettable wildlife experiences with a range of endemic and exciting mammals, birds, reptiles and plant life. The world’s rarest canid, the elegant Ethiopian wolf is very much at home in Bale’s high altitude moorlands and can routinely be watched hunting another endemic mammal; the giant mole rat during the day. Finish with the tranquil Lake Awassa for hippos, birdlife and one of the country’s best hotels. Offering unique wildlife and historical experiences to treasure, this trip offers the very best of Ethiopia.