Ethiopia trekking and tours are almost limitless. Ethiopia is huge and has such a huge variety in nature, history and culture, that you could spend several months exploring the country. We have a slight focus on the Simien Mountains National Park but are offering individual first class tours all over Ethiopia.
Price will depend on the level of service and comfort you choose.1 day to multiple weeks per tours
Packing for Ethiopia
We offer mules and horses as means of transportation for our clients during their trek in the mountains. Sometimes people bring unnecessary things they don’t use at all during their holidays. Also, bear in mind that you should let us know if you have any fragile objects in your bag so that we avoid causing unintentional damage.
The temperature in the Simien Mountains is quite similar except during rainy season.
From the beginning of December to the end of January, the temperature drops to -5 during the night; as a result, we recommend you to bring at least three season sleeping bags, gloves, long jacket and some warm clothes mainly for the night time. On the contrary the temperature during the day at this time of the year is quite high and it reaches up to +25 and I also advise you to apply sun protection lotion as the sun is very strong.
The temperature during a rainy season is the other way round. It gets cold during the day because of the rain and fog, whereas during the night it gets warmer as clouds keep the temperature higher. Light and waterproof materials are recommended at this time of the year since rain is highly expected.
One of our group had prior experience with Berhanu Asrat and suggested to organize our trip to Ethiopia with him. A perfect recommendation! I had high expectations, and Berhanu exceeded them. Organisationn, itinerary, transport, food – everything perfect. Berhanu was considering everyone of us, and gave support where firstname.lastname@example.org +251933181780
There are few ATMs in Ethiopia where you can withdraw money using your debit/credit cards, but it is always advisable to bring cash from home for emergency in case the machines did not work.
We ask our clients not to hand out money to children as it may have a huge negative long term effect on the tourism sector; nevertheless it is possible to donate money to local institutions such as schools and clinics. For instance I have set up a school project in Geech village (at the heart of the national park) to ensure children receive education and give them a chance of a better life. This is one of the examples where you could spend money on.
Holidays in Ethiopia
January 7: Orthodox Christmas Day
January 19: Feast of Epiphany Timket
February 2: Feast of the Sacrifice Eid-ul-Adha
March 2: Battle of Adowa
April 12: Orthodox Easter Monday
April 25: Coptic Good Friday
May 2: Mulud Mulud
May 5: Patriots’ Day
May 28: End of Military Regime
September 11: Ethiopian New Year/Coptic New Year
September 27: Finding of the True Cross
2018 may 16 start of Ramadan – june 14: end of Ramadan, Eid-al-Fitr
Simien Ethiopia Trekking by TAZ could be the right choice for you if you like:
- to be treated well
- to travel with somebody who call the Simien Mountains and Ethiopia his home
- no international travel agency but a local business
- support and advice from Switzerland/Germany if you like
- that Taz personally cares about your happiness and wellbeing during the trip
- personalized tours instead of one-fits-all