Deserts & Mountains of Sudan & Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Khartoum

30 days through Ethiopia, Sudan
FROM: $4739 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 12 nights
Basic Hotel 6 nights
Camping without facilities 10 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 28, Lunches x 10, Dinners x 10
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
AKA
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

Discover the wonders of northern Ethiopia as you visit the ancient rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, the green vistas of the Simien Mountains National Park and the other-worldly expanse of the Danakil Depression.

You’ll also get a chance to spot the many endemic species of wildlife that Ethiopia has such as geladas, ibex and the Ethiopian wolf.

As you journey through the desert dunes of Sudan you’ll revel in the chance to sleep under star-filled night skies; a chance to truly escape the rat-race of everyday life! You’ll also get a chance to see the lesser-known pyramids of Meroe, whilst they number more than that of Egypt you’ll see how many have been damaged due to past explorers search for treasure.

Guided tour of the fascinating ancient royal city of Gondar, Ethiopia
3 nights in the fabulously scenic Simien Mountains NP
Spot geladas, ibex, Ethiopian wolves and many other endemic species
Guided tour of palaces and temples in historic Axum
2 day 4 x 4 adventure to the spectacular Danakil Depression
Guided tour of the ancient rock hewn and churches and monastries in Lalibela
Boat trip on Lake Tana to witness the source of the Blue Nile
Drive the dramatic roads of the Blue Nile gorge
Explore chaotic and bustling Addis Ababa

Not a physically challenging trip but one that you should be prepared to step out of your comfort zone for. With the majority of nights spent camping you will get used to pitching your tent and chipping in around the camp.

With a few nights spent at slight altitude in the Simien Mountains and nights camping in the Sudanese desert you should be prepared with warmer clothing for those cooler evenings.

Boat trip on Lake Tana from Bahir Dar to visit the monasteries

Explore the stunning Blue Nile Falls just downstream of Bahir Dar

Visit the Utopian village or Awra Amba and see a place where all people are seen as equal

Guided tour of the ancient rock churches and monasteries at Lalibela

Journey out on an incredible 2 day/1 night excursion to the Danakil Depression

Day 1 - Addis Ababa (3rd December 2021)

Border Information: If joining in Addis Ababa, you will most likely enter Ethiopia at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (IATA code: ADD).

There will be a group meeting at the joining hotel at 6:00pm. Please look out for a note from your tour leader at the reception when you arrive giving more details about this important meeting.

If you are travelling to the Sudan and have arranged to pick the visa up in Addis Ababa, you will need to arrive at least 2 working days early to collect the visa.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Addis Ababa before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Addis Ababa.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Visit the Menelik Mausoleum, built to serve as the tombs of emperors and princes

Entrance: Free

Visit "Lucy" one of the oldest complete hominid skeletons ever found at the National Museum

Entrance: 10 ETB

Visit Africa Hall - a symbol of African independence and optimism

Entrance: Free

Stroll through the Addis Ababa Mercato - one of the largest markets in Africa

Entrance: Free

Visit the St. George's Cathedral (Giorgis Cathedral), built to commemorate Ethiopia's victory over the Italians in 1896

Entrance: 100 ETB

Explore the fascinating Ethnological Museum one of the best museums in Africa set in a former palace of Haile Selassie

Entrance: 100 ETB

Day 2 - Debre Markos (4th December 2021)
Day 3 - Bahir Dar (5th December 2021)
Day 4 - Bahir Dar (6th December 2021)
Day 5 - Bahir Dar (7th December 2021)
Day 6 - Awra Amba (8th December 2021)
Day 7 - Lalibela (9th December 2021)
Day 8 - Lalibela (10th December 2021)
Day 9 - Lalibela (11th December 2021)
Day 10 - Mekele (12th December 2021)
Day 11 - Danakil Depression (13th December 2021)
Day 12 - Mekele (14th December 2021)
Day 13 - Axum (15th December 2021)
Day 14 - Axum (16th December 2021)
Day 15 - Debark (17th December 2021)
Day 16 - Simien Mountains NP (18th December 2021)
Day 17 - Simien Mountains NP (19th December 2021)
Day 18 - Simien Mountains NP (20th December 2021)
Day 19 - Gondar (21st December 2021)
Day 20 - Gondar (22nd December 2021)
Day 21 - Gedaref (23rd December 2021)
Day 22 - Khartoum (24th December 2021)
Day 23 - Khartoum (25th December 2021)
Day 24 - Dongola (26th December 2021)
Day 25 - Dongola (27th December 2021)
Day 26 - Karima (28th December 2021)
Day 27 - Meroe (29th December 2021)
Day 28 - Musawwarat (30th December 2021)
Day 29 - Khartoum (31st December 2021)
Day 30 - Khartoum (1st January 2022)

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