Adventure Camping in Ethiopia
In the Danakil Depression
Accommodation in the Danakil is as basic as it gets. Once you leave the base-camp town of Mekele, you’re heading for one of the most remote and inhospitable environments on the planet, where 5* (or even 2*) hotels are a fantasy. It’s rough and ready, and that’s all part of the fun.
In the Omo Valley
The Omo Valley is one of the most culturally diverse and fascinating destinations on the planet. This premium itinerary takes you deep into the Omo Valley, exploring the length and breadth of the region with overnights at camps offering exclusive access into some of the world's most untouched regions.
In the Bale Mountains
The Bale Mountains afro-alpine environment sets it apart from other national parks across Ethiopia. With very limited accommodation options and incredible trekking opportunities, many travellers choose to camp deep in the Harenna Forest. This is the best way to see the elusive lions and leopards in the mountains.
In Gambella National Park
Those willing to journey into Ethiopia's most remote corners will find some of the most extraordinary experiences on offer in the country. Gambella National Park is one of the hardest to reach but rewarding destinations anywhere in Africa. Accessible only via private helicopter or fixed wing airplane, it's one of the most adrenaline filled expeditions available in the country.
In the Simien Mountains
The Simien Mountain's three major campsites offer the most cost-effective way to explore the range. Typical trails begin at Sankaber, head to Geech, and finish at Chennek. All tents and camping equipment is provided for you, and fantastic local cooks take care of the meals.
The campsites are simple and the facilities are basic, but if comfort isn't too important to you, camping in the Simiens is a great option to explore the park in depth.
Trips Including Adventure Camping
Hike across electric landscapes of thick forests, Afro-alpine moorland, peaks and plateaus, and jungle thickets. An extraordinary outdoor adventure, with high altitude hikes unlocking staggering viewpoints, beautiful clearings, and endemic wildlife. At night, the sky is ablaze with starlight in…