Discover the less visited areas of Ethiopia and its endemic wildlife
Ethiopia's wildlife credentials are surprising. The country's varied ecosystems are home to 277 species of mammals and over 800 species of birds.
Wildlife populations may not be as large as in neighbouring Kenya but the country's endemic species and the lack of tourists make this trip a rewarding experience. As we make our way through savannah-lands, forests, Rift Valley lakes and high plateaux we can expect to see a variety of animals found nowhere else including Gelada baboons, Menelik bushbucks, Mountain nyalas and, best of all, Ethiopian wolves. The outstanding birdlife is amongst the best in the world with a mix of species from the colourful to unusual.
We hope to complete our wildlife experience with further sightings of different monkeys, antelopes and possibly even predators. Adding to the wildlife is Ethiopia's stunning scenery and great people watching as we pass horse and mule-drawn carts, visit markets, and witness local culture in the south of this magnificent country.
Ethiopia is a country of contrasts, and combining this trip with Discover Ethiopia (AYE) allows you to delve into the country's rich culture, natural wonders and endemic wildlife. Dates have been scheduled so that you can travel on both tours without repeating any of the itinerary, and a discount is available if you book both trips together. Please see Trip Notes for full details.
What makes this trip responsible?
Many children from disadvantaged families in Ethiopia do not have access to a balanced diet. Exodus’ partners, The Kindu Trust, amongst other projects, run a youth club in Gondar where children can get supplementary education and participate in extracurricular activities. The aim of this project is to provide a hot nutritious meal, once weekly, for these children which will help in their growth, learning capacity and development.
Please visit our Ethiopia project page for full details
Ethiopian Wolf in the Bale Mountains