Ethiopian Highlands Northbound Overview

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,314
      CAD $1,345
      AUD $1,372
      EUR €1,003
      GBP £819
      NZD $1,624
      ZAR R12,456
      CHF FR1,174
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $420
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,731*
      CAD $1,797*
      AUD $1,833*
      EUR €1,308*
      GBP £1,095*
      NZD $2,117*
      ZAR R16,890*
      CHF FR1,543*
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Ethiopian Highlands Northbound.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Travel to Ethiopia and visit Addis Ababa, and trek in the Simien Mountains

Travel to Africa and tour Ethiopia on a trip from Addis Ababa to Gonder. Discover fascinating places and beautiful scenery on this journey across the heart of Ethiopia's countryside. Experience a land like no other, from the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and the untouched wilderness of the Simien Mountains, to the sophistication of Gonder and the history of ruin-peppered Aksum. Along the way, encounter, proud Samburu warriors and take in the spectacular Blue Nile Falls. Traversing through a rarely visited and very special part of the continent, this is an adventure like no other.

  • Camp under a blanket of stars in the Ethiopian countryside
  • See the towering obelisks of Aksum
  • Get up to speed on modern Ethiopia in Addis Ababa
  • Cross the epic Blue Nile Gorge
  • See the monolithic churches of Lalibela
  • Hike through Ethiopia's Simien Mountains National Park
  • Discover Gonder's ornate castles and palaces

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Finish:

    Gonder, Ethiopia
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (5 nts), Camping (with facilities) (2 nts), Hotel (13 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    1/2 Day Lake Tana boat trip, Castle Complex and Fasilidas' Bath, Church of Debre Berhan Sellassie, Entrance Blue Nile Falls, Entrance Simien Mountains National Park, Guided tour of Aksum, Guided tour of Gonder, Guided tour of rock churches & monastery, Palace and church ruins, Simien Mountains trek (2 days), Tigray Rock-hewn Churches

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    609kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

  • Trip price from

    USD $1,314
    CAD $1,345
    AUD $1,372
    EUR €1,003
    GBP £819
    NZD $1,624
    ZAR R12,456
    CHF FR1,174
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    USD $420
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  • Total price from

    USD $1,731*
    CAD $1,797*
    AUD $1,833*
    EUR €1,308*
    GBP £1,095*
    NZD $2,117*
    ZAR R16,890*
    CHF FR1,543*
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $82
    CAD $85
    AUD $87
    EUR €62
    GBP £52
    NZD $100
    ZAR R804
    CHF FR73
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About Ethiopia

Ethiopian Highlands Northbound Summary

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Days 1-2 Addis Ababa

More commonly referred to as 'Addis', Addis Ababa lies among wooded hills at an altitude of about 2300 metres, giving it a pleasant climate.

Day 3 Dejen

Dejen is a small town on the northern edge of the dramatic Blue Nile Gorge, which plunges more than 1km down to the river below.

Days 4-6 Bahir Dar

Located on the shores of Lake Tana and only a few hundred metres from the source of the mighty Blue Nile, Bahir Dar is a fascinating place.

Days 7-9 Lalibela

Hidden in the hills of northern Ethiopia is the small town of Lalibela. This medieval village has grown up around 13 monolithic churches hewn from rock in the 12th century.

Day 10 Bush Camp

Spend the night in a bush camp near the hillside market town of Woldiya.

Day 11 Mekele

A cultural town with a long and colourful history, Mekele is famous for its churches and desert landscape.

Days 12-13 Aksum

The site of Ethiopia's oldest city, Aksum has some impressive obelisks carved from single blocks of granite - the tallest still standing is 23 metres high.

Day 14 Enda Selassie

Enda Selassie is a small town in northern Ethiopia.

Day 15 Debark

Standing at the gateway to the Simien Mountains, the town of Debark has some of the most amazing scenery in Ethiopia.

Days 16-18 Simien Mountains National Park

Jagged mountain peaks flank deep valleys and high altitude plains in one of Africa's major mountain regions. The Simien Mountains are known for their dramatic and spectacular scenery.

Days 19-21 Gonder

Historic Gonder is known as the city of castles and palaces. This was once the capital of Ethiopia during the reign of King Fasilidas, who built the first castle.
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    • YDOE
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,314
      CAD $1,345
      AUD $1,372
      EUR €1,003
      GBP £819
      NZD $1,624
      ZAR R12,456
      CHF FR1,174
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $420
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,731*
      CAD $1,797*
      AUD $1,833*
      EUR €1,308*
      GBP £1,095*
      NZD $2,117*
      ZAR R16,890*
      CHF FR1,543*
      *
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    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Overland, Wildlife
    • Basix
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.