Ethiopia, Timkat Festival And The Simien Mountains

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Run by: Ramblers Walking Holidays

Reference number: 48460

From: £2999.00

A visit to Ethiopia unveils so many contrasting experiences. From the Roof of Africa in the Simien Mountains to the Danakil Depression, from the rock-hewn churches to the centuries-old Ethiopia coffee ceremony, from Gelada monkeys to a visit to the earliest human, the countrys epic landscapes, culture and rich history make every day one to savour. We begin our adventure in the bustling city of Addis Ababa. We then fly to Bahir Dar and explore Lake Tana and its centuries-old monasteries. Here we also see hippos, visit the Blue Nile Falls, and discover Gondar, known as the Camelot of Africa, with its castle and stone churches. We spend four days hiking and camping in the Simien Mountains which give the Grand Canyon a serious run for its money. We encounter Mother Natures finest work and spot Gelada monkeys as you leave civilisation behind. Delve into religious history in Axum and get amongst rock churches in Lalibela. This departure coincides with Timkat Festival. Timkat, which means baptism in Amharic, is the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s celebration of Epiphany, which represents the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. The Timkat celebration in Gondar is considered the most colourful and vibrant festival in Ethiopia. Plus, if you opt to join our extension to the Danakil Depression, you can visit 410 ft below sea level for€tive volcano views, salt pans and camel trains from the edge of the world.

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Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
14/01/2021 30/01/2021 See our website ££2999.00

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