Trip reference number: 16151

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Ethiopia: A Unique Wonder

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In an entirely different take on African wildlife photography, join award winning photographer Ben Cherry on our small group tour to discover three of Ethiopia’s most unique locations.

Africa is home to some truly special natural and cultural wonders, but none offer the unique diversity of Ethiopia. Dominated by the vast central highlands and bisected by the Rift Valley, Ethiopia's spectacular environments range from the hottest place on earth to Afro-alpine moorlands, home to endemics such as the gelada and Ethiopian wolf.

Our tour through Ethiopia is led by award winning environmental photojournalist and wildlife cameraman, Ben Cherry. Ben's passion is ‘putting a face to conversation', and this tour involves partnering conservation organisations, with contact ranging from evening talks to shadowing conservation work in the field. These insights will inform and allow unique insights into various conservation projects.

With Ben's expert photographic tuition, this tour explores three of Ethiopia's unique environments on the cusp of mainstream tourism. The Simien Mountains with its spectacular landscape of serrated mountain peaks, deep valleys, grassy plateaux and sheer 1,500-metre high cliff faces is home to some of Ethiopia's most iconic endemic mammals and is best known for its population of geladas. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lalibela brings a historic and cultural aspect to our tour, consisting of 11 subterranean rock-hewn churches with connecting passageways carved from the underlying pink granite bedrock. Our third location is in Bale Mountains National Park which offers our best opportunity for observing and photographing Ethiopian wolves, the world's rarest canid.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK
  2. Day 2: Arrive Addis Ababa
  3. Days 3-5: Simien Mountains
  4. Day 6: Gondar
  5. Days 7-8: Fly to Lalibela; explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  6. Day 9: Fly to Awassa
  7. Day 10: Drive to the Bale Mountains
  8. Days 11-12: Bale Mountains National Park
  9. Day 13: Lake Langano
  10. Day 14: Explore Lake Langano before returning to Addis Ababa & depart
  11. Day 15: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Oct to Mar
  • Group size: 10
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £5,995 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £5,595 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights between Addis Ababa-Gondar, Gondar-Lalibela & Lalibela-Awassa
    • 5 nights hotel accommodation
    • 7 nights lodge accommodation
    • All meals
    • Transfers
    • Photographic tuition from Ben Cherry
    • Park fees
  • Activities available:
    • Photography
    • Walking


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

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