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My Ethiopia vacation: Discovering the wonders of Bahir Dar, Addis Ababa, Lalibela , and Simien National Park.

2 weeks vacation seeing the most beautiful sites in Ethiopia, its culture, religion, food, locals, and the magic that goes with it all.

by colineAbout Me:29, dj, illustrator read more

AfricaEthiopia5 days / January 2012

Highs & Lows

Lalibela underground church was something out of the world. The Axoum site was also mesmerising.

The organized tour seems to increase inequalities between tourists and locals.

Itinerary Overview

A discovery of Ethiopia's amazing cultural riches, starting with the capital, Addis Ababa, and the visit of the National Museum and its famous resident : Lucy. We continued with a visit to Bahar Dar and to all the main sites with monasteries and churches dating back centuries, such as Aksum and Lalibela. Then we went for a walk onto the Simien National Park and its breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, a sanctuary for wonderful wildlife. 

  • 2 Nights: Lalibela
    Cultural and historical treasures in Bahar Dar, Lalibela and Addis Ababa.
  • 2 Nights: Addis Ababa
    Addis Abeda, touring the capital of the country, the National Museum and the famous Lucy
  • 1 Night: Aksum
    A city of legend and culture.

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Discovering Ethiopia on an organized tour is not the best way to travel. I would have preferred to travel on my own.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?


  • How was the food?

    I hope you like the injera, the local crepe.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Stay in Lalibela for a few days.

  • Packing tips?

    Long and light clothes.

  • Transportation Tips?

    A driver is often required.

  • Booking details?

    I booked using Continents Insolites in Brussels.