Axum

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Axum

The modern-day city of Axum takes its name from the ancient Kingdom of Aksum, a naval trading power that ruled over Northern Ethiopia from 400 BC into the 10th century.

History, culture and festivals in Ethiopia

My very competent young guides were enthusiastic, forthcoming, resourceful, and patient with my many questions

Mr Daniell

Featured itineraries

Ethiopia's Historic Route

Discover Axum, Lalibela, Lake Tana, Bahir Dar and Gondar on this guided 10-day tour of Ethiopia's Historic Route. This sightseeing programme can also be extended to include walking in the Simien & Bale Mountains, remote Tigray, or the Rift Valley Lakes.

Destination

  • Ethiopia

Experience

  • Cultural Holidays

Prices from £2770 pp

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Ethiopia's Historic Route (with Tigray and Simiens)

This 2-week itinerary offers a comprehensive overview of Ethiopia's Historic Route - including Axum, Gondar, Lalibela, Lake Tana and Addis Ababa - as well as remote Tigray and the Simien Mountains.

Destination

  • Ethiopia

Experience

  • Cultural Holidays
  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from £3095 pp

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Simien Mountains Full Trek with Historic Route

Our full Simien Mountains trek takes you to remote parts of the Ethiopian Highlands, including Ras Dejen, Arkwasyie, Lamo and Mulet. This guided trekking tour also includes as standard some aspects of the Historic Route, and can be extended to include the Rift Valley Lakes, Omo Valley, or Bale Mountains.

Destination

  • Ethiopia

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Cultural Holidays

Prices from £2970 pp

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Simien Mountains Trek with Historic Route

Our standard Simien Mountains trek takes you to the summit of Ras Deshen, Ethiopia's tallest peak, via Geech and Ambiko. The tour also includes as standard some aspects of the Historic Route, including Gondar and Lalibela, and can be extended to feature more.

Destination

  • Ethiopia

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Cultural Holidays

Prices from £2480 pp

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Reaching the top of africa

Great communication, available, understanding and reassuring when needed.

Karine