Ethiopia

A land of extremes

Ethiopia JOURNEYS

Lalibela, Gondar and Mursi

The name ' Ethiopia 'means' land of burnt faces', burnt by the sun. It seems exuberant in this country that is the only country that uses the Julian calendar. As a result, a year counts thirteen months. This explains the nickname 'land of thirteen months of sunshine'. Ethiopia is also the cradle of humanity and coffee. To the north you will find rock churches of Orthodox Christians and highlights such as Lalibela , the Simien Mountains and medieval castles at Gondar . Colorful animistic tribes live in the south. Most famous are the Mursi , with saucer lips as a symbol of beauty. In addition, there are beautiful tribes such as the Hamar , the Konso , Dorze and the Surma . When you visit a local market, you will be amazed at the authenticity of the tribes.

Simien and Tana

With the Simien Mountains and the Danakil depression, the country has areas that are among the highest, but at the same time lowest and warmest in Africa and even in the world. The latter is difficult to imagine when you get to the source of the Blue Nile stands, on one of the 'monastery islands' in the vast Tana Lake or on the shores of Lake Langano. In short: a land of extremes!

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Lake Tana and Blue Nile Waterfalls

Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia and also the highest lake in Africa. The lake is located in the north of Ethiopia and is the source of the Blue Nile. During...

Tribes in the Omo Valley

In the south of Ethiopia lies the Omo Valley, where several colorful tribes live. Each trunk has its own external features, such as the well-known bulkhead ellipses of the Mursi.

Gondar and Lalibela

The ruins and rock churches at Gondar and Lalibela are world famous. Every year, hundreds of people visit the Timkat festival near Gondar and visit the eleven churches of Lalibela carved into the rocks.

The city of Harar

One of Ethiopia's biggest attractions is the hyena man of Harar. The city of Harar is located in eastern Ethiopia and has a special historical centre. In 2006 ...

Temple of the Moon at Yeha

Ethiopia's oldest building, the Temple of the Moon, is located in the highlands. Scientists wonder how such structures used to be installed

The holy city of Axum

The oldest city in Ethiopia with a special past. Axum is located in the far north of Ethiopia and is the oldest city in the country. Three thousand years ago ...

Bale Mountains

Bale Mountains National Park is a beautiful walking area with peaks up to four thousand meters high and a great diversity of landscapes

Simien Mountains

A beautiful mountain range in the north of Ethiopia, where (mountain) hikers can take day hikes and multi-day treks.

Lakes in the Great Rift Valley

In the Rift Valley there are a number of worthwhile lakes, each with a different colour. Lake Langano, Lake Abiyata and Lake Shala are the three most popular of the seven lakes that make Up Ethiopia...

Danakil depression

A fascinating, alien and apocalyptic landscape consisting of active volcanoes, salt pans and sulfur fields

Markets in Ethiopia

Daily life in Ethiopia takes place on the streets. Everywhere you look, you'll find colourful markets, including in the southern Omo Valley. When you travel ...

Top accommodations in Ethiopia

Kuriftu Resort & Spa

Relaxing on the shores of Lake Tana

Limalimo Lodge

Durable elegance and stunning views

Bale Mountain Lodge

Surrounded by natural beauty in the heart of Bale Mountain N.P.

OUR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES

Anneke Schakendraad

Dear Ms Hereijgers, Last Tuesday we returned from our trip to Ethiopia. We really enjoyed Ethiopia: the overwhelming nature, the interesting historical places and the friendly people. A big compliment to you for the flawless organization, everything was right. We had expert guides at every spot and a great driver throughout the trip. Not only was he an excellent driver, but he also went out of his way to make us feel comfortable. We had the misfortune that my husband became ill on the way and …

mr. Braam and Mrs. from Hapert

marlou, We would like to let you know that our 31 day Ethiopia trip went fantastic. Looking back, we are very satisfied with the structure and pace of the travel program. First the south and then the north with the beautiful lalibela as a final chord. The pace was also well thought out. Regularly two nights in the same place and once even three times. The organization on site was perfectly fine. With two times two weeks a good and safe driving driver. Local guides and hotels in the most beauti…

Corry van der Knaap

We really enjoyed the trip, everything was very well arranged, we had a great driver and a guide for certain tribes. It was really magnificent! My sister-in-law has been to Ethiopia with a large group before and I was afraid that it would all have gone a bit flat with the tribes. That was not so bad because Untamed Traveling visited other places than the large groups. It was a bit disappointing for one tribe, otherwise it was great to see how these people live; nature and everything around it..…

Nick Hessels

Thanks for a very successful holiday. I'm generally not that quick to compliments, but Untamed Traveling and the local agent arranged this trip in Ethiopia very well. We were driven around like a prince and princess and everything was arranged and paid for, even the coffee on the way. A tour of Gondar was arranged, a local SIM card, you name it, nothing was too much. All enthusiastic people who were really nice and did their best to make us happy! We are looking forward to a next trip that we …

J. Schasfoort

A short evaluation of the trip to Ethiopia, together with my daughter. It was indeed a memory for a lifetime, unforgettable!! The organization really couldn't have been better. The local agent had provided a good car with a fantastic driver. The driver was punctual, organized everything and brought us to the destination on time, picked us up on time, arranged the finances and at the same time he was not too close but used the right distance with regard to contact. The hotels were fine,…

FROM OUR BLOG

Ethiopia is a must for any photographer

Ethiopia is a must for anyone who likes photography or wants to see where the colors were invented. Right from the first contact with the locals, my respect for this beautiful people and their country grew. My prejudices went up instantly in the air and the sun immediately felt warmer.

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TOURING BY Ethiopia

We are happy to offer you a travel proposal that fully meets your expectations. The proposed trips on our website are primarily intended as inspiration, and show only a small selection of the possibilities. Tell us your wishes and let us tailor your trip. We are happy to advise you!

We think it is important – especially now – that you are well informed and travelling with a good feeling. In our blog you can read the latest developments.

Curious about our inspiration tours?

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