Ethiopia Tours & Budget Safaris

3 Tours to Ethiopia, ordered below from shortest to longest trip. Tour pricing is from R28493 $2712 £1615 €1964 A$2908 C$2989 NZ$3165 to R53266 $5070 £3019 €3671 A$5437 C$5588 NZ$5917 per person. Use our tour search → to filter by price, duration, start point, travel style and more..

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Ethiopia Tours

Tours to Ethiopia are all about exploring the fascinating culture and history of this unique African country located in the Horn of Africa. The Ethiopia Tours are journeys through this independent country’s rich past, free of colonization. As one of the world’s oldest countries discovering Ethiopia’s ancient heritage is an unusual and rewarding experience.

The Ethiopia Tours take you into this untamed land to cultural, historical and natural highlights such as:

  • Lake Tana - 13th century Monastery of Ura Kidane Mihret, the most famous of the Zege peninsula monasteries and the Azwa Mariam Monastery. 
  • Gondar town – set in beautiful natural surroundings, founded in 1636 by the great Emperor Fassiladas, once the Royal Capital of Ethiopia. Castles and Churches built by the Royals, including UNESCO World Heritage Debre Birhan Selassie Church.
  • Axum - prime historical site in Northern Ethiopia, once the center of a great empire and the seat of ancient Ge'ez language and literature studies. Visit the Stelae Park, St. Mary's Church the Sanctuary Chapel, the Coronation Yard, Queen of Sheba's palace ruins, Axum Museum and more.
  • Addis Ababa - Archeological Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Mount Entoto with spectacular views and the Trinity Cathedral, largest and most revered church built in 1941. 
  • Lalibela - home to Ethiopia’s most famous churches, Nakuto Le'ab Monastery and many important religious ceremonies. See the rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela built around 800 - 1200 AD and still active places of worship. 
  • Omo Valley – Rift Valley Lakes including Lake Chamo inhabited by numerous crocodiles and hippos. A cultural exploration of Ethiopia’s diverse peoples; such as the Mursi, Nyangatom, Suri, Dizi, Me'en, Hammer and other tribes. 
  • Nech Sar Park and Mago National Park – variety of wildlife in Nech Sar including Swayne's Hartebeest, a rare antelope species endemic to Ethiopia, as well as diverse plant and bird species. Mago’s distinctive Mursi tribe and wildlife such as giraffe, elephant, hartebeest, lion, leopard, zebra, gerenuk and oryx, as well as indigenous birds. 

Travelling to Ethiopia you can choose between overland camping and budget lodge safaris with experienced guides. The amazing food and drink, religious ceremonies, traditions and dances of the diverse tribes of Ethiopia make for an unforgettable cultural exploration like none other. Adding to this cultural feast, Ethiopia’s spectacular scenery and the ancient churches, artefacts and ruins and you get the unique adventure of a lifetime that a visit to Ethiopia offers.

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Map of Ethiopia

Priced from pps R29701 $2827 £1683 €2047 A$3032 C$3116 NZ$3299 Full pricing info
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2013 Tour Dates   4 - 10 people   2 - 3 people   Single room supplement 
Aug 01  Aug 09 USD 2094 USD 2972 USD 482
Sep 18  Sep 26 *

(Meskel Festival in Addis Ababa)

USD 2094 USD 2972 USD 482
Oct 12  Oct 20 USD 2177 USD 3091 USD 501
Nov 25  Dec 03 *

(St Marry Axum Zion Festival in Axum)

USD 2177 USD 3091 USD 501
Dec 11 – Dec 19 USD 2177 USD 3091 USD 501

* These departures include festivals noted.

Excludes Domestic Airfares - $396 per person (subject to change)

2014 Tour Dates   4 - 10 people   2 - 3 people   Single room supplement 

Jan 16 – Jan 24 *

(Timket Festival in Gondar)

USD 2237 USD 3175 USD 515
Feb 05 – Feb 13 USD 2237 USD 3175 USD 515
Mar 23 – Mar 31 USD 2237 USD 3175 USD 515

Apr 08 – Apr 16 *

(Palm Sunday festival in Axum)

USD 1991 USD 2827 USD 459
May 28  Jun 05 USD 1991 USD 2827 USD 459
Jul 13  July 21 USD 2094 USD 2972 USD 482
Aug 01  Aug 09 USD 2094 USD 2972 USD 482
Sep 18  Sep 26 *

(Meskel Festival in Addis Ababa)

USD 2094 USD 2972 USD 482
Oct 12  Oct 20 USD 2177 USD 3091 USD 501
Nov 25  Dec 03 *

(St Marry Axum Zion Festival in Axum)

USD 2177 USD 3091 USD 501
Dec 11 – Dec 19 USD 2177 USD 3091 USD 501

* These departures include festivals noted.

Excludes Domestic Airfares - $396 per person (subject to change)


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Yeha temple
Tour Duration
09 days
Departs From Addis Ababa, ends in Addis Ababa
A unique Ethiopia Budget Lodge Tour to the historic north and Simien Mountains Park - journey into the past and scenic mountains.
Countries Visited
Ethiopia  
Type of Tour
Budget Lodge Safaris

Priced from pps R28493 $2712 £1615 €1964 A$2908 C$2989 NZ$3165 Full pricing info
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2013 Tour Dates   4 - 10 people   2 - 3 people   Single room supplement 
Aug 04  Aug 14 USD 2521 USD 2851 USD 368
Sep 15  Sep 25 USD 2521 USD 2851 USD 368
Oct 13 – Oct 23 USD 2621 USD 2965 USD 383
Nov 10 – Nov 20 USD 2621 USD 2965 USD 383
Dec 05 – Dec 15 USD 2621 USD 2965 USD 383

 

2014 Tour Dates   4 - 10 people   2 - 3 people   Single room supplement 
Jan 19 – Jan 29 USD 2693 USD 3047 USD 393
Feb 09 – Feb19 USD 2693 USD 3047 USD 393
Mar 09  Mar 19 USD 2693 USD 3047 USD 393
Apr 13 – Apr 23 USD 2398 USD 2712 USD 350
May 04 – May 14 USD 2398 USD 2712 USD 350
Jun 01 – Jun 11 USD 2398 USD 2712 USD 350
Jul 15 – Jul 25 USD 2521 USD 2851 USD 368
Aug 03  Aug 13 USD 2521 USD 2851 USD 368
Sep 14  Sep 24 USD 2521 USD 2851 USD 368
Oct 12 – Oct 22 USD 2621 USD 2965 USD 383
Nov 09 – Nov 19 USD 2621 USD 2965 USD 383
Dec 02 – Dec 12 USD 2621 USD 2965 USD 383

Important : Currency Conversions

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Mursi woman
Tour Duration
11 days
Departs From Addis Ababa, ends in Addis Ababa
This Budget Ethiopia Lodge Safari explores the cultural highlights of southern Ethiopia, encountering the Omo Valley Tribes.
Countries Visited
Ethiopia  
Type of Tour
Budget Lodge Safaris

Priced from pps R53266 $5070 £3019 €3671 A$5437 C$5588 NZ$5917 Full pricing info
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2013 Tour Dates   4 - 10 people   2 - 3 people   Single room supplement 
Aug 11  Aug 28 USD 4515 USD 5329 USD 742
Sep 26  Oct 13 *

(Meskel Festival - Addis Ababa 26 Sept)

USD 4515 USD 5329 USD 742
Oct 20  Nov 06 USD 4515 USD 5329 USD 742
Nov 25  Dec 12 *

(St Marry Axum Zion Festival in Axum)

USD 4515 USD 5329 USD 742

* September and November departures include festivals noted.

Excludes Domestic Airfares - $396 per person (subject to change)

2014 Tour Dates   4 - 10 people   2 - 3 people   Single room supplement 
Jan 5 – Jan 22  USD 4825 USD 5695 USD 793
Mar 16 – Apr 02 USD 4825 USD 5695 USD 793
May 04  May 21 USD 4295 USD 5070 USD 706
Jun 15  Jul 02 USD 4295 USD 5070 USD 706
Jul 14  July 31 USD 4515 USD 5329 USD 742
Aug 10  Aug 27 USD 4515 USD 5329 USD 742
Sep 26  Oct 13 *

(Meskel Festival - Addis Ababa 26 Sept)

USD 4515 USD 5329 USD 742
Oct 19  Nov 05 USD 4515 USD 5329 USD 742
Nov 25  Dec 12 *

(St Marry Axum Zion Festival in Axum)

USD 4515 USD 5329 USD 742

* September and November departures include festivals noted.

Excludes Domestic Airfares - $396 per person (subject to change)


Important : Currency Conversions

Please note that this tour price is set in US Dollars . Our website’s currency converter allows you to view prices in several other currencies. Conversions are based on today’s exchange rate. Prices shown in other currencies will change as the exchange rate changes.

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Castle of Gondar
Tour Duration
18 days
Departs From Addis Ababa, ends in Addis Ababa
Starting and ending in Addis Ababa, explore ancient highlights of the historic north and the diverse cultures of the south on this fascinating budget Ethiopia lodge safari.
Countries Visited
Ethiopia  
Type of Tour
Budget Lodge Safaris