Planning your trip: Things to consider

  • How much time do you have?
  • Do you want to see the highlights or get off-the-beaten-track?
  • What's your budget?
  • How active are you?
  • Do you want to combine several activities or get stuck in to one?

Activities and Attractions

Trekking in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is rife with trekking opportunities. From the valleys and mountains of the Simien Mountains or Bale Mountains National Parks to the rolling hills of Lalibela and red sandstone peaks of Tigray, our Brilliant local guides know all the best routes and viewpoints so you can get the most out of your time in Brilliant Ethiopia. 

Bird Watching

Ethiopia is a bird-watchers paradise. Home to over 800 species including resident, migrant and endemic birds. Our bird watching routes take you through some Ethiopia's most stunning national parks and reserves, so you'll have the added benefit of sensational routes along the trail. Our network of birding guides are on hand to help you get the most out of your trip. 


Wildlife Watching

Ethiopia is famed for its biodiversity. Gelada Monkeys, Walia Ibex, Hyenas, Hippos and Crocs are just some of the animals that frequent our tours. We work with carefully selected local partners to get you close to the animals in the wild without risk to their environment.


Discover Cultures

Ethiopia is a melting pot of culture.  Meet the local people in the hills of the north with our community treks, or spend time with some of tribes in the Lower Omo Valley. The various festivals celebrated throughout the year add an extra dash of excitement to any visit.

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Dramatic Scenery

If stunning views are what you're after, you can't get much better than Ethiopia. The Simien Mountains are often called the 'Roof of Africa', and for good reason.  Any of our classical routes pass through a number of the Great Lakes, and a visit to the Simien Mountains or the Danakil Depression make for unforgettable experiences. 

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Our pick of Ethiopia Trips