Revealing the Country's Fascinating Core
Visit a hidden land of magnificent landscapes, tangible history, and welcoming people. This trip uncovers a fantastic range of sites that trace the story of one of Africa’s most fascinating countries. Travel to the remote Tigrai region with its stunning scenery of jagged mountains and giant gorges. Here churches dating from as early as the 10th century are carved from cliff faces and constructed on top of seemingly inaccessible perches. See the giant 2000-year-old obelisks of Aksum, relics of one of Antiquity’s most mysterious civilizations. Visit the Camelot of Africa at Gondar and travel by boat on Lake Tana to admire its centuries-old monasteries. Among the treasures of the natural world are the Blue Nile Falls and the lush Simien Mountains, home to the striking Gelada Baboons.
Special Note: We are thrilled to be able to welcome Professor Michael Gervers on this tour. A professor within the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough, he has carried out field research in Ethiopia for over 30 years and publishes frequently on aspects of the country's history and material culture. He is the co-founder of Mazgaba Seelat, an on-line database containing over 65,000 original photographs of Ethiopian art, architecture, crafts, landscapes, flora, and fauna.