Ethiopia

Ethiopian's ancient orthodox Christianity has endowed the nation with thousands of churches and monasteries. A succession of empire and kingdoms added medieval forts, palaces and tombs like the Gondar citadel and the towering stone stelae of Axum.

From Lake Tana and the Blue Nile to the red-rocked Gheralta Mountains, the arid Danakil Depression and the lush Omo Valley, the landscapes are astounding and incredibly varied. Ethiopia's wildlife riches are also diverse, from typical African savannah animals in the south to unique indigenous species like the gelada baboon and Ethiopian wolf. Ethiopia is home to nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Simien National Park. Ethiopia is also home to an active volcano (Erta Ale) and the most culturally fascinating and beatiful tribes on the planet. 

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7-Day Fly-in Ethiopia NorthExclusive

7-Day Fly the Historic Route

Gondar, lalibela & Simien Mountains

Explore the best sites of the Historic Route in northern Ethiopia in only 7 days; this trip combines both the historical highlights (Lailibela and Gondar) and spotting Gelada Baboons in the Simien Mountains. This trip is comfortable and efficient. You stay in the best lodges and fly from city to city. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Comfort with domestic flights
  • Hike in Simien Mountains N.P.
  • Rock-hewn churches Lalibela
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$1480,-
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9-Day Fly historical routeExclusive

9-Day Fly the historical route

4 ancient cities & Simien Mountains

Experience all the best highlights of Ethiopia’s Historic Route in this 9-day tour! Covering all historical highlights (Bahir Dar, Gondar, Lalibela and Axum), and hiking in the Simien Mountains. This trip is comfortable and efficient. You stay in the best lodges and fly from city to city. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Best historical sites on the Historic Route
  • Hikes to the Blue Nile Falls and Simien Mountains N.P.
  • Overnight in a homestay in the mountains!
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$1575,-
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9,2ratingratingratingratingrating
10-day Historic Route by carComfort

10-day Historic Route by car

Hikes and Rock-hewn Churches!

Explore northern Ethiopia overland in only 10 days, combining the most significant historical and natural highlights in the country (Bahir Dar, Gondar, Lalibela and Simien Mountains)!

HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Spot Gelada baboons in Simien Mountains N.P.
  • Explore the rock-hewn churches in Lalibela
  • Overnight in a homestay in the mountains!
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$1845,-
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9,1ratingratingratingratingrating
12-day trip to the tribes of Omo ValleyComfort

12-day Tribes of Omo Valley

Nature, Wildlife and Omo Valley Tribes!

Explore southern Ethiopia in 12 days, combining both cultural and natural highlights. Visit the fascinating tribes of Omo Valley and spot wildlife on hikes in Nechisar N.P and Bale Mountains N.P!

HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Visit the Mursi, Hamer and other famous tribes
  • Spot the rare Ethiopian Wolf in Bale Mountains N.P
  • Go on a boat trip to the giant Nile crocodiles

 

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$3580,-
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9,3ratingratingratingratingrating
12 days Ethiopia & DjiboutiComfort

12 days Ethiopia & Djibouti

History & whale sharks

Visit the best sites of the Historic Route in northern Ethiopia and explore the unknow, yet wonderful Djibouti in only 13 days; this trip combines both historical and natural highlights of both countries! 

The best travel time for this trip is November - early February due to whale shark season

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Comfort with domestic flights
  • Hike in Simien Mountains N.P.
  • Snorkeling with Whale sharks
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$3550,-
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9,8ratingratingratingratingrating
18-Day History & DanakilComfort

18-Day History & Danakil

Adventure & Culture

Combine culture, nature and adventure on this incredible 18-day trip that takes you from the Ethiopian highlands to the hottest, driest and lowest places on earth: the Danakil Depression.

  • See the flowing lava lake of Erta Ale volcano
  • Hiking in Simien Mountains N.P
  • Visiting rock-hewn churches high up in the Gheralta Mountains
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$5470,-
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9,8ratingratingratingratingrating
16-Day Historic Route and the Omo Valley TribesComfort

16-Day Castles & Tribes

Historical route & Omo Valley

Explore history and culture in Ethiopia on this 16-day trip that combines both the Historic Route in the north and the fascinating Omo Valley tribes in the south.

  • Spot the Gelada Baboon in Simien Mountains N.P.
  • Explore Rock-hewn churches in Lalibela
  • Experience the traditional bull jumping ceremony of the Hamer
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From
$3910,-
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9,2ratingratingratingratingrating

Travel to Ethiopia with Matoke Tours!

Whatever your timeline and budget is, Matoke Tours offers Ethiopia tours to fit your needs. From Lake Tana and the Blue Nile to the red-rock Gheralta Mountains, the arid Danakil Desert and the lush Omo Valley, the landscapes are astounding and incredibly varied. Ethiopia's wildlife riches are also diverse, from typical African savannah animals in the south to unique indigenous creatures like the gelada baboon and Ethiopian wolf. Ethiopia is home to nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Simien National Park. There is as well an active volcano (Erta Ale) and it's home to the most beatiful tribes on the planet. Whatever you do, you will be sure you have the trip of a lifetime here in Ethiopia

Matoke Tours was set up in 2001 and organizes tours to Ethiopia since 2017. We offer private safari tours to many of Ethiopia's National Parks and sites. 

Book your Ethiopia tour with Matoke Tours and discover yourself! 



































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