Private Ethiopia - A Tailor-Made Journey through the Land of the Blue Nile

Private Journey



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Travel to Ethiopia and you will step into two worlds. Modern Addis Ababa where the country rushes headlong into the future. Outside of the capital you feel like you step into a forgotten world - one where you engage in time travel. Journey with us to the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and the spectacular Gheralta Mountains, visit Axum, erstwhile capital of the Axumite empire and rumoured resting place of the Ark of the Covenant and to Gondar, the royal capital of Ethiopia. At the close of your private journey to Ethiopia we take you to the island monasteries of Lake Tana and the majestic Blue Nile Falls.
As with all our private tours, this sample itinerary can be completely tailored to create the perfect journey of discovery for you.

Activity / Theme




Comfort Level

Physical Rating

Comfortable / Luxury

Leisurely / Moderate


Private vehicle, boat, internal flights


3-star hotels (2 nights), 4-star hotels (4 nights), 5-star hotels (2 nights & dayroom), Lodge (2 nights)
Luxury is hard to come by in Ethiopia, and outside of Addis Ababa we use some of the best hotels and lodges on offer. Typical accommodation used includes:
Sheraton - Addis Ababa (5 star)
Gheralta Lodge - Gheralta Mountains
Sabean International Hotel - Axum (4-star)
Mezena Lodge - Lalibela (3-star)
Mayleko Lodge - Gondar (4-star)
Kuriftu Resort & Spa - Bahir Dar (4-star)

Months of Operation

June, July, August, September, October, November, December


DAY 1 Arrive in Addis Ababa and transfer to your hotel
DAY 2 Explore the capital Addis Ababa
DAY 3 Fly to Mekelle, to your lodge in the Gheralta Mountains
DAY 4 Ancient rock churches of Tigray
DAY 5 To Axum, Stelae Park, Axum Museum, Cathedral of Maryam Tsion
DAY 6 Fly Lalibela, rock-hewn churches
DAY 7 Monasteries & churches of Lalibela
DAY 8 To Gondar, explore Fasiladas Compound & Debre Birhan Selassie Church
DAY 9 To Bahir Dar, cruise Lake Tana, explore island monasteries
DAY 10 Walk to Blue Nile Falls, free afternoon
DAY 11 Fly Addis Ababa, dayroom, transfer to airport, journey ends

As with all our private tours, this sample itinerary can be completely tailored to create the perfect journey of discovery for you.


One-of-a-kind Itinerary Designed for You
Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
Exclusive Insider-Access Opportunities and Inspiring Sightseeing
English-Speaking Local Guides
Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
Full Breakfast Daily in Addis, all meals outside of Addis
Entrance Fees and Taxes
24/7 On-Call Support

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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