Ethiopia Tours

Small Group Ethiopia Tours

Regarded as ‘the cradle of humanity’, Ethiopia is an ancient land of once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences. Journey through a landscape of lush highlands, sleepy mountain villages, rock-hewn churches and the beautiful lakes of the Rift Valley. While it might not be regarded as a major safari destination, Ethiopia still delivers plenty of fantastic wildlife watching opportunities.
On our small group Ethiopia tours, you’ll also have a chance to learn about the country’s millennia-old history and unique mix of African and Middle Eastern influences. And there’ll also be time to sample its highly underrated cuisine and world-class coffee.
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Escape the beaten path
Visit the must-see highlights then discover little-known attractions most tourists never hear about.

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Discover the country's true culture with the help of experienced local guides

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Escape the beaten path
Visit the must-see highlights then discover little-known attractions most tourists never hear about.
All-inclusive comfort
Get more value with all-inclusive trips featuring top-rated restaurants and hotels.
Expert local guides
Discover the country's true culture with the help of experienced local guides
Safe Travels
Adventures Abroad has implemented new safety measures and has received the World Travel and Tourism Council's Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with the assurance that we have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols – so you can experience 'Safe Travels'.

 

 

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Our Ethiopia Tour Leaders

Our small Ethiopia tours help you better appreciate ‘the cradle of humanity’. Groups have a maximum of 18 participants, so you get to enjoy an easier, more relaxed form of travel.

Some of our tour leaders who have led these tours.

Lorna Lissner
Lorna has been with Adventures Abroad for over 15 years, working both as a Tour Leader and a destination specialist in the office.
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Serra Hughes
Currently based in Stockholm, Serra has been leading tours all over the world for Adventures Abroad for the past 15 years. She is currently balancing tour…
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Martin Charlton
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.
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Jonathan Hodgson
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a…
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you need a visa to travel to Ethiopia?

All nationals except, those from Kenya and Djibouti, require a visa to visit Ethiopia. You can gain an e-visa beforehand at www.evisa.gov.et. Alternatively, tourist visas can be obtained upon landing at Bole International Airport. A single-entry 30-day visa is available for $52 while a single-entry 90-day visa is $72.

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Is Ethiopia safe?

Overall, Ethiopia is a very safe destination for travellers and you’re unlikely to encounter any issues. Levels of violent crime are low and extremely rare against tourists. However, you should be wary of thieves and con artists (particularly in Addis Ababa). Remain vigilant in bus terminals and markets, where pickpockets are sometimes known to operate.

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When is the best time to visit Ethiopia

Generally, the best time of year to visit Ethiopia is during the dry season between October-May. If you do choose to visit during the rainy season (June-September), you’ll benefit from fewer tourists while getting to see much of the land at its most lush and green. January is usually the busiest month to visit Ethiopia when travellers get to enjoy its most vibrant festivals (including Leddet and Timkat) and generally dry and cool weather.

 

Name:
Lorna Lissner

EDUCATION:
Ongoing.

LANGUAGE:
English and some Spanish.

TOURS LED:
Adriatic, Caucasus, Baltic States, Italy, Turkey, Ethiopia, North Africa, Middle East, Central and South America

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
I love to travel anywhere that is off the beaten trail...Yemen, Columbia, Ladakh and Ethiopia have been a few of my favourites of my recent travels. Drinking butter tea with newly made friends in Ladakh or learning new ways to set a sail in Turkey make this job one of the best you could dream of.

ABOUT:
Lorna has been with Adventures Abroad for over 15 years, working both as a Tour Leader and a destination specialist in the office.

Name:
Serra Hughes

EDUCATION:
Middle Eastern and Islamic History and English Literature.

LANGUAGE:
English, French and Mandarin.

TOURS LED:
Throughout Southeast and East Asia, the South Pacific, the Middle East, East Africa, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Israel, Greece, Italy, Malta, Cuba & Atlantic Canada!

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Tej honey wine in Lalibela, Ethiopia; the vast, supernatural beauty of Wadi Rum, Jordan; sailing down the Nile on a felucca; the jaw-dropping futuristic skylines of Hong Kong and Shanghai.....and whatever/wherever is next!

ABOUT:
Currently based in Stockholm, Serra has been leading tours all over the world for Adventures Abroad for the past 15 years. She is currently balancing tour leading part-time while pursuing a graduate degree in Sweden.

Name:
Martin Charlton

EDUCATION:
Bachelor's Degree in Geography; further studies in Archaeology & Anthropology. Life's real education happens outside the classroom.

LANGUAGE:
English and some French & Spanish.

TOURS LED:
Having led tours for Adventures Abroad for almost 25 years, there are few corners of the globe where Martin’s left a stone unturned: everywhere from North Korea to Nauru, Saudi Arabia to Sudan, Guinea-Bissau to French Guiana. With over 200 tours through over 125 countries under his belt, it might be faster to list the regions where he hasn’t led a tour.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
"My love of travel and infectious enthusiasm for different cultures has taken me to over 155 countries. The further off the beaten path, the better. For a favourite place: perhaps South Georgia Island, the Canadian Arctic, or Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. World's best city = Istanbul!"

ABOUT:
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.

Name:
Jonathan Hodgson

EDUCATION:
BA in Psychology at McGill University; MBA at the University of British Columbia; self-educated passion for history and culture.

LANGUAGE:
English; conversational French; improving Spanish and Russian. And a decent Scottish accent.

TOURS LED:
I have led tours in over 100 countries over the last 14 years of working for Adventures Abroad on all of the continents except for Antarctica.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Where to begin? Each place has something that makes it a special destination. A few that spring to mind: Kaieteur Falls in Guyana; the snow-covered mountains of Ladakh, India; sipping tea in a chaikhana of the old town of Bukhara, Uzbekistan; and watching the changing colours of Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset.

ABOUT:
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a nomadic lifestyle shortly after finishing his undergraduate degree, he has been on the move on and off over the last 25+ years. The wanderlust has taken him to basing himself in places such as Scotland, Australia and Uzbekistan, and to visiting many more locations around our planet. Now (sort of) settled in Vancouver with his wonderful (and patient) family, he still loves the idea of having the world as his office and always enjoys trying to capture the essence of the locations he travels and tours in with his photography.