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A visit to Ethiopia
with Solomon Berhe Tours will be a
uniquely enriching experience.
Ethiopia is the only African country
never to be colonized, with a rich
heritage of it's own culture and history.
Spectacular scenery, a rich ethnic
diversity, a wonderful climate, the
friendliness and hospitality of the
Ethiopians all contribute to Ethiopia's
reputation as the hidden gem in the Horn
This page contains details of some of our package tours and itineraries.
trekking in the Simien Mountains. Face
the challenge of climbing Ras Dashen, the
highest mountain in Ethiopia at 4546m.
Enjoy the spectacular landscape of the
most beautiful mountain range in Africa
with deep gorges, volcanic cores and
Protected by The
Simien National Park, the area is home to
a variety of endemic plants and animals.
|Visit Axum, Ethiopia's
ancient capital of the Axumites. Marvel
at the stone obelisks, over 30 metres
high and more than 2000 years old.
Explore the many and varied historic
sites. Travel to Lalibela to gaze in awe
at the famous 12th Century rock hewn
churches, a wonder of the Modern World
and now a Unesco World heritage Site.
the wonders of the Royal Compound in
Gondar, another ancient Capital of the
past Kings of Ethiopia. Visit the Chuch
of The Holy Trinity known as Debre Berhan
Selassie. It is one of the highlights of
a trip to Gondar and famous for the
painted murals and ceiling.
||Follow the route taken by General
Napier in 1868 from Mekele via Lake
Hashengie to Magdala. A stunning flat
topped plateau or Amba about 3000m high.
The site of a famous battle between
General Napier and King Teodros.
Travelling through beautiful, remote
areas, it's like trekking back into the
past. Each night we camp at the campsites
used by the army all those years ago. The
terrain is challenging but the
friendliness of the local people is
|With the help
of our professional Bird Guide, discover
over 400 different species of birdlife,
including 17 endemics, whilst enjoying
other endemic flora and wildlife. A
Birding Holiday in Ethiopia is a
guaranteed success with so many areas
teeming with birdlife.
stunning journey through the Rift Valley
to the tribal Areas of the South, where
there is a chance to meet many different
tribes, explore their villages and enjoy
the landscape so different from the
challenge of visiting the lowest point on
Earth with a trip to The Danakil
Depression in the Afar Tribal Area.
Stunning desert scenery, accompanying the
Salt Caravanto Mekele and a Live Volcano
make this choice a unique experience.
best kept secrets of Tigray. Not as
imposing architecturally as the Rock hewn
Churches of Lalibela. Their positions,
often hugging the tops of mountainous
outcrops, towering nearly 2500 metres
above the plains more than make up for
In the main, the more remote
examples are little visited by comparison
with those at Lalibela and have an aura
of their own, a wonderful solitude where
one can easily forget the frantic pace of
|Highland Coffees is an old
friend of Solomon Berhe Tours. We too have an interest
in the flora of Ethiopia. We buy and roast the best of
Ethiopia's Arabica coffee and wish to see the coffee
bearing forests protected.