Tours of Ethiopia

Why you would go to Ethiopia?

A visit to Ethiopia is a true journey of discovery and if all you know about Ethiopia is derived from the media coverage of past famines and conflicts, then the reality of Ethiopia today will be a true revelation.

Central Ethiopia Tourist Circuit (Addis Abeba & the Surrounding):  Addis Ababa and the surrounding have many things to offer visitors.

Addis Ababa City Tour; Museum, church, Market and Cultural night

Addis Ababa City Tour; Old part of the town (partly driving & partly walking), Markets, Shopping Centre and Cultural night

Sunday in Addis Ababa; Worshipping at Apostolic Church, Born free & Boeing Cafe and Cultural exchange & dinner with local people

A visit to Addis Ababa with kids, children and family National museum, Born free and Yaya village

Northern Ethiopia (Historical Routes) Tourist Circuit:  The heartland of the Ethiopian Orthodox church, the religious celebrations and rock-hewn architecture are unique to this region; Axum, Gheralta and Lalibela are living shrines, true to traditions and beliefs that have remained virtually unchanged since the earliest days of Christianity.

3-Days Tour to Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

4-Days Tour to Ark of Covenant- Axum & Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

5-Days Tour to Historical Route; Bahir Dar, Gondar, Lalibela Northern Ethiopia

6-Days Tour to Bahir Dar, Gondar, Axum & Lalibela Ethiopia (flights and surface)

8-Days Tour to Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Axum & Lalibela Ethiopia

9-Days Tour Historical Circuits Bahir Dar, Gonder, & Lalibela Ethiopia

10-Days Tour to UNESCO World Heritage Sites

15-Days Tour Historical Circuits of Northern Ethiopia by surface

Southern Ethiopia  (Cultural Tour) Tourist Circuit: Traveling to Southern Ethiopia, the motivation will be on wildlife and tribal communities as we follow the huge East African Rift Valley through the lush lakes region and on to the dry low-lying plains of the South Omo Valley just north of the Kenyan border. Visiting the various Omo tribes, observing their animist way of life and witnessing authentic customs and traditions, such as the bull-jumping and body scarification of the Hamer, the bizarre lip ornamentation of the Mursi and the intricate body-painting of the Karo, it may seem as if we’ve entered an Africa untouched by outside influences.

3 days tour to Mursi village ( vanishing tribes of Omo vally, Ethiopia)

3 Days Tour Dorze, Arba Minch and Nech Sar park

3 Day Tour to Lake Langano for water sport; Sailing boat, Kayking & motorboat

5-Days Tour to Langano, Bale Mountains National Park & Awassa

7 Day Tour to Great Rift Valey Lakes, Senkelle Wildlife & Bale Mountains Park, Ethiopia

9 -Days Tour to Southern Ethiopia and Tribes of Omo Valley

Eastern Ethiopia Tourist Circuit:  The eastern Ethiopia touristic route will take through the crater lakes of Deber Ziet (Bishoftu in the local Oromia language), Awash National Park (known for its wildlife, for the Mount Fentale caldera and for the Filwoha Hot Springs)

3-Days Tour to Awash Park (Doho Lodge or Awash Falls Lodge)

Western & South-West Ethiopia (Coffee Corner)Tourist Circuit:  The western part of Ethiopia is the origin of coffee the word “coffee” comes from the name of the former region “Kaffa” where coffee first was discovered.

This unknown & undiscovered route will take you through; the Crater Lake of Wenchi, Jimma (Abba Jiffar Palace and Jimma museum), Kaffa-Bonga (the birth place of Coffee), Tepi and Bebeka the largest Coffee Plantation of Ethiopia, Wush Wush tea plantation, and different tribes such as; Surma, Diz, Sheka, Shekicho, Yem, and Gambella (Gambella National Park, and different tribes such as Anuak, Nuer, and Mezhenger).

3 Days Tour to Jimma, Ethiopia

Fixed Festival Packages in Ethiopia:  Besides its numerous physical attractions, Ethiopia is known for its fascinating and most stunning manifestations of impressive annual festivals celebrations. These festivals typify the calendar of the country and attended by a crowd of indigenous pilgrims and foreign tourist. Join the festivals that coincide your travel dates.

Genna (Ethiopian Christmas) Festival – January 7

Timket (Ethiopian Epiphany) Festival  – January 19

Axum Zion (Hidar Tsion) Festival – November 30

Maskal Celebration (the Finding of the True Cross) – September 16

Kulbi Gabriel Festival – December/July 26

Trekking in the Simien Mountains National Park  The Simien Mountains Massif, also known as “The roof of Africa”, with the snow covered peak of Mount Ras Deshen. This mountain is 4,543 meters high and is the fourth highest peak in the continent. It is suitable for trekking and home of endemic Walia Ibex, Ethiopian wolf and different species of birds.

Trekking in the Bale Mountains National Park The Bale Mountains area is the best kept secret place of Ethiopia (largest area of Afro-Alpine habitat in the whole of the continent). It gives the visitor opportunities for unsurpassed mountain walking, horse trekking, scenic driving and the chances to view many of Ethiopia’s endemic mammals, in particular the Mountain Nyala and Ethiopian Wolf, and birds, such as the Thick-billed Raven, Wattled Ibis, Blue-winged Goose, and Rouget’s Rail.

3- Days Tour to Bale Mountains National Park

9-Days Tour Bale Mountains Trekking

Danakil (Dallol) Depression Trekking  The Danakil Depression, also called Dallol Depression, is a desert with some areas that are more than 100 meters below sea level.  There are hot yellow sulfur fields among the sparkling white salt beds. The most attraction in the region is Erta Ale, Active volcano, which is so magnificent attraction due to its different colorful lava flowing from the crust of the earth.

2 days Tour to Earta ale Active Volcano, Ethiopia

2 Days Tour to Danakil Depression

4- Days Tour Dankile Depression, Camel Caravan and Erta Ale Active Volcano

Surma Trekking  Surma Trekking extraordinary place to visit with superb scenery and colorful culture fascinating costumes, colorful ceremonies and celebrations, crafts, music and dance of Surma people along with the natural forests in the western part. The unmarried man plays stick fighting known as Donga and being a winner will be considered as hero and by girls valued highly during their mate selection besides having many herds of cattle.  The surma villages along the hills will a glance of astonishing customs and ceremonies to experience for trekkers while they walk on the hot temperate Surma chain hill.

Bird Watching Tour Ethiopia has rightly become one of Africa’s leading birding destinations. Its avifauna represents an interesting mixture of eastern and West African, Palearctic and endemic components. In addition to over 800 species of birds, of which a staggering 37 are endemic or near-endemic.

Coffee (Buna) Tour, South and West Ethiopia Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee: it is in the forests of the Kaffa region that coffee arabica grew wild. Coffee is  “Buna” in Ethiopia. Coffee Arabica is found in Kaffa, Sidama, Yirega cheffe, Harar, Limmu and different parts of Ethiopia. The Kaffa region in the South-west Ethiopia is the origin of the genetic diversity of Coffea arabica, the most popular type of coffee in the world. FANOS Ethiopia Tours take you through this beautiful coffee forest area.

3 Days Coffee Tour Ethiopia to Sidama

6 Days Coffee Tour Ethiopia to Sidama and Yirga Cheffe Coffee

 

Athletics (Sport) Tourism Ethiopia is the home of distance running where many of the greatest runners of all time have come and they have come to dominate the world of distance running along with their fellow east Africans in Kenya. So we take you to Bekoji (Where Ethiopian Runners Are Born or Ethiopia’s Home of Athletics Champions) where most of Ethiopian Olympic gold medal winners seem to have chosen to be born here. Haile Gebreselassie, Derartu Tulu, Fatuma Roba, Kenenisa Bekele, and Tirunesh Dibaba.

Hot Spring Tour Ethiopia  The volcanic activity in the Ethiopian Highlands and the Great Rift Valley has formed many hot springs in different parts of the country. Ethiopians believe the hot springs act as a cure for many ailments.  Locals also regard some of the hot springs as holy sites and use them for bathing and recreation.

Gospel Tour The International Apostolic Church of Ethiopia was organizing annual Spiritual Conference for more than twenty years at Wara in Sidama, Southern Ethiopia. The last ten years the numbers of pilgrims are dramatically increased from 10,000s to more than 500,000 to be blessed at Wara Conference. Jesus Christ. The Savior!!!

Archeological Tour Ethiopia is the only country in the world that is endowed with substantial fossil remains that span the entire timeline of human evolution, from the 10million year old Choroapithecus, a possible ape relative of humans, to Homo sapiens idaltu, the 160,000-year old earliest ‘modern human’ fossil.

Bicycle Tour in Ethiopia Ethiopia is an exceptional interesting country for bicycle tours. The climate is pleasant, the landscape varies from green rolling hills to dramatic mountains with impressive views, lakes, rivers and waterfalls, savannah and desert, fertile highlands, forests and National Parks. But one of the greatest charms of Ethiopia are its friendly people, stunning street life and many small settlements of some scattered huts with playing children and cattle around them.

Honeymoon Vacation in Ethiopia Ethiopia is blessed with an abundance of cultural, historical, religious and natural resource of high tourist value. It is a land of astonishing natural beauty offering all sort of landscapes scenery ranging from semi desert steppe to afro-alpine highlands soaring as high as 4,620 meter above sea level. Its scenery, natural beauty and the majestic natural beauty and wonders of the land, the range of fauna and flora, the wild animals, the multifarious cultural colors and the history and culture of the people, their wisdom, tolerance and hospitality that made Ethiopia breathtakingly beautiful.

Kebrabe  Matewos,
General Manager, B.A Tourism Management, (University of Gonder) Tourism Lecturer, Tour Operator & Tour leader
FANOS Ethiopia Tours
Mobile: + 251 913170579/+251961124591
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 Skype: kebmathews

we traveled together with another couple for more than 15 days in Ethiopia, mainly the southern areas.
Our briefing input to Keb was pretty demanding:
we like to take pictures, we like to explore and visit authentic places, and we would like to get a very good understanding of the tribal people in the South”.

Keb was not only able to marry all our requests, he was an excellent guide who was able to share the right information in a more then pleasant way.
He did a great job, together with our driver Zeme.
A very positive team, always willing to explore and change the program, with only one objective: deliver great, not to mention outstanding customer delight.
Culture, food and nature, we got a pretty good idea about the richness of this country.
We discovered them all in a very attractive way.

We can firmly recommend „Fanos Ethiopia Tours” to everybody who would like to discover Ethiopia in a „personal” way.

Dirk and Myriam Jacxsens, Belgium, July – August 2014

Belgian Tourist tour to Awash Park & Omo Valley

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