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A boutique adventure to an ancient land of wonders

Your expedition leaders.

Adventure Associates is thrilled to offer an amazing journey of discovery to the Horn of Africa; lands which were once traversed by caravanserais of the Queen of Sheba. Few nations, if any, can boast the historic splendour of Ethiopia, with its rock-hewn churches of living worship and traditions.

Ethiopia is a nation of surprises, full of diversity, from the ancient to the modern. Legend has it that Emperor Menelik I, the son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon, brought the Ark of the Covenant from Jerusalem to Aksum, where he settled and established one of the world's longest known, uninterrupted monarchical dynasties.

Adventure Associates has assembled a superb mix of features and attractions on this adventure, including the including the Bale and Simien Mountains and the colourful Omo Valley..

Your journey is one of ease and comfort and full of fascinating cultural legacies. It is a tour offering exceptional value.

This 27-day Ancient Abyssinia tour can be divided into two separate tours:

  • The Diverse South: 16 days
  • Ancient North: 13 days


  • All domestic flights
  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
  • All accommodation with private facilities at the best available hotels & lodges
  • All meals from day 1 lunch to day 27 breakfast
  • Adventure Associates escort & English speaking local guide
  • All sightseeing, boat trips, entrance and park fees
  • Spacious air-conditioned coaster bus and comfortable 4WD vehicles
  • 1 litre of bottled water per person per day
  • All service charges and taxes
  • Guides & Drivers gratuities/tips

NOT INCLUDED: International airfares and taxes; Other meals or sightseeing not specified in the itinerary; Personal travel insurance; Medical expenses, vaccinations etc; Visa costs; Personal expenses like alcoholic drinks, laundry and communication

Your expedition leaders.

Your Expedition Leaders

Daniel Ademe Tirfe

Daniel is the Managing Director of our partner company in Ethiopia and will be our guide on tour, he is also passionate about delivering a quality travel experience.

Daniel has a vast knowledge of all aspects of Ethiopia, having been a high school teacher prior to developing an interest in tourism. The combination of his knowledge as a teacher, travel consultant and a naturally gregarious personality, makes him the ideal tour guide.

Daniel has travelled widely, attending workshops and training sessions in Africa and other parts of the world, as well as obtaining his MA degree in Social Anthropology at Addis Ababa University, deepening his knowledge of the diverse cultures and peoples of Ethiopia.

Daniel's vision is to provide an authentic experience of his country, conserve the fragile environment, and to help boost the income of local communities through sustainable travel practices.

Sue Werner

Sue graduated as a veterinary nurse before embarking on a more adventurous life as a professional outdoor guide.

Over the past 25 years she has worked as an expedition leader, photographer and tour guide. Throughout that time she has been at the cutting edge of developments in adventure travel, mainly specialising in Antarctica and the High Arctic.

Her enthusiasm has taken her to many remote corners of the world, including Ethiopia, Madagascar, the Amazon, Africa and the Himalaya. Spending three months living in Grytviken, working for the South Georgia Heritage Trust was a highlight of Sue's career.

In January 2015, Sue took the helm at Adventure Associates and continues to plan even more exciting journeys to remote destinations.

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