Imperial Northern Ethiopia Tour
This adventure begins in the Northern Tier of the country, starting in Bahir Dar, the source of the Nile, continuing to the ancient city of Gondor, often described as the Camelot of African. From there our journey takes us to the Simien Mountains to enjoy the majestic scenery and hike among the gelada baboon and other wildlife of this World Heritage Site. We descend onto Axum and its archeological treasures, the beginning of several days of discovery in Tigray’s Open Air Museum. Finally we arrive in Lalibela, and its famous rock churches – the fourth Unesco World Heritage Site of this expedition.
We explore the interplay of religion and civilization, the role of architecture and how kings used it to legitimize their reigns, and the cultural influences of those eras and how they continue to today. At each step in our journey, we see the everyday life of the country, its music and dance, we taste its cuisine, and we walk in the steps of pilgrims and view its natural wonders. It’s a journey of cultural immersion.