Extraordinary Experiences in Ethiopia
Simien Mountains National Park
Jaw-dropping plateaus, ridges, gorges and gullies characterise this UNESCO World Heritage Site. With some of the world's best trekking routes, endemic wildlife and luxurious lodges…
Lalibela occupies a dramatic position atop wide valleys and surrounded by weather-gouged escarpments beyond which jagged peaks rise. A place of faith, festivals, mystery and …
Trek through rural Ethiopia and stay overnight at charming, community run guesthouses with views among the best you'll find anywhere in Africa. The majority of money for our …
Experience another way of life as you’re welcomed by just some of the 88 cultural communities of the Omo Valley. Famed for its cultural traditions and tribal diversity, this …
A geological depression caused by the continental drift of three tectonic plates, the Danakil Depression is one of Earth’s most unusual environments. Renowned as the ‘hottest …
Bale Mountains National Park
Located 400km southeast of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, the Bale Mountains National Park is one of the country’s most beautiful and popular outdoor destinations. A nominee …
What our customers think
Great trip, perfect guide, everything perfectly organised.
Michal Czech Republic September 2018
I would particularly like to emphasise how good the guides at Lalibela and Harar were, and also the excellent driver from Harar to Goba. All three of them knew their stuff, were extremely supportive and, most importantly understood our needs.
Andrew UK February 2019
Ethiopia is a wonderful country and the tribes are fascinating. Our guide, Esayas, looked after us extremely well and was extremely knowledgeable.
Graeme UK March 2019
Brilliant Ethiopia was brilliant, they were helpful and responsive pre-trip and the local team in Ethiopia were amazing. I really felt that everyone went the extra mile to ensure my trip was safe, enjoyable and fun! A special thanks to Fish, our fabulous guide, without him I would still be walking down Erta Ale ...
Elizabeth UK November 2018
We chose an eight-day trip in northern Ethiopia. The trip ran smoothly, and was very enjoyable overall. The community trekking was especially fun-filled adventure. The guide – Pietro - was excellent- very likeable, and knowledgeable (history and culture) on the area. Indeed, he really did make the trip for us.
Kevin UK January 2019
Marc and Kiros made my trip amazing. They took care of every detail of my travels and were flexible and great at communicating everything. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to travel around Ethiopia!
Britta United States January 2019
Tour well organised. Our main driver/guide very good and helpful. Other guides also good. Their English was very good and all extremely knowledgeable.
Hilary UK March 2019
We had a great holiday. Really, really good. The itinerary was perfect for us. The Maribela Hotel in particular was fantastic. The guides and drivers were very good. We had Some exceptional experiences.
Alexis UK April 2019
We did the Northern Circuit and Harar with Brilliant Travel and can recommend them highly. They run a tight ship, are flexible, and have uniformly friendly and helpful people. Their recommendations concerning our itinerary all turned out to be well-considered.
John US February 2019
We absolutely loved the trip - Omo Valley, baboons at Simien, Christmas as Lalibela, a last minute add of Hudad Lalibela one night stay. We had an incredible time. In particular, we LOVED Dawit (Addis), Sisay (Omo) and Yawkal (Lalibela).
Claudia US January 2019
I wanted to write to thank you. In the main it was brilliantly organised and you had chosen brilliant places to visit and to stay. My family are all so jealous I had this fabulous opportunity to travel in this beautiful country and I am sure they will be following me.
Lucy UK January 2019
I was impressed by the quality of our guide, who was with us during the entire historical circuit: enthusiastic, knowledgeable and incredibly attentive to our needs.
Helen UK April 2019
Brilliantly organised tour in a magnificent country that everyone needs to see. Amazing people and culture - Ethiopia should top everyone’s bucket list and these guys can help organise.
Raakesh UK August 2018
The trip was well organized and exactely what I needed. Thank you to the team for a wonderful trip across northern Ethiopia. I had a great time.
Catherine Canada March 2019
Explore this amazing country and let Brilliant Ethiopia guide you! A win-win!
Susanne UK April 2019
Enjoyed the trip and it was well organised
Daniel UK August 2018
We had a fabulous trip on the Northern Highlights tour: it was well organised, the guides were great and we really packed a huge amount in to a short period of time.
Sebastian UK October 2018
Lovely country and welcoming people
Chris and Rosie UK February 2019
Beautiful country, hotels mostly great, timely, most tour guides informative and nice.
Alexandra United Kingdom January 2019
This trip went to all the places we wanted to visit this time. The planning and timing was good (except for that last day... we should have added one more day.) The communication was good before and during our trip. The guides were all good and spoke good English and watched out for us.
Joe and Judy US February 2019