Unmissable tours of Ethiopia

Travel back in time to a land of rock-hewn churches, mysterious castles, ancient island monasteries, and warm and welcoming people. Come with us, Link Ethiopia, working in that country for more than twenty years and the undoubted specialists in Ethiopian travel.

Experience the country in the company of UK and Local Tour Managers exclusive to Link Ethiopia, who will guide you through the culture and wonders of this magical land.

These are non-profit making tours and all proceeds go directly to help Link Ethiopia’s work supporting the education of children in that country. What better way to have a holiday!

If you would like to have many more details about our tour itineraries and the experiences on offer (without any initial commitment on your part), then please send us your contact details below and we will respond personally and promptly. We will also send you a link to a huge gallery of photographs taken during our very popular tours.

Why come with us?

  • Unrivalled experience

    We have worked and travelled in Ethiopia for more than twenty years.

  • Expert guides

    Accompanied from the UK and throughout by a UK Tour Manager with experience in Ethiopia and also by members of our friendly, Ethiopian team and knowledgeable local guides.

  • Intimately small groups

    Usually limited to between three and eight guests.

  • All proceeds going to a good cause

    This is a totally non-profit trip. Part of the overall quoted cost is a generous donation to the work of Link Ethiopia, spent exclusively helping the education of the children of that country. During your tour you will visit some schools, meet children benefiting from such support, and see what impact Link Ethiopia’s work is having.

  • Unique opportunities

    Our knowledge of Ethiopia and fluency in the local language enables us to leave the tourist trail and introduce you to warm and welcoming people in colourful and unique situations.

  • All inclusive

    All tour prices include accommodation, visas, all meals and all local transport. The only additional costs will be all flights and any personal money you wish to bring for casual spending.

The Historic Ethiopia tour

12 days*: £1850 + Flights

8-20th October 2020

(* 11 nights in-country)

This is the clear recommendation for those who have not visited Ethiopia before or who would like to reconnect. In this tour we introduce you to its historic sites, its wildlife, its culture, its music and dancing, its food, its religion, and of course its hugely welcoming people. This region boasts all of Ethiopia’s ancient capitals and most of its historic buildings and churches. It has outstanding scenery in the Simien Mountains, picturesque countryside everywhere, and inspiring views all round Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile.

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Thanks again for an unforgettable introduction to Ethiopia and its people. The experience of meeting those lovely children, the animals, the rural life, the reptiles, and so much more was inspiring and unforgettable.

Anne and Alison

The trip was perfectly pitched and organised. We got to see part of the real country and meet and talk to the real people. You certainly made the most of the time we were out there and packed in the activities and experiences, but never in overload.


One would have to go a long way to organise the trip any better than you did. A great variety of experiences packed into a relatively short space of time and at a very cost effective price. The location of all the hotels was great. A memorable trip. Thank you for looking after us so well.

Mick and Pam

The experience of a lifetime! Sensitively organised by our guide, we have seen wonderful things. What a privilege to meet over 700 school children in Jenda and have Mulugeta's beautiful mother serve us coffee in her home. And the Simien Mountains were amazing.


Thank you for everything. A great trip not to be missed. A wonderful and very interesting experience which lived up to all expectations and more. The more I reflect and read on my return, the better and more unique it all becomes.


A life-changing expedition to Ethiopia with a tremendous variety of experience. Our guide was always aware and sensitive to the needs of the group and I am left with exciting and enduring memories - exciting, educational, exceptional and enjoyable. Thank you once again.


I loved meeting the children, the Tississat Falls walk, the market days at Bahir Dar and Lalibela, our wonderful Jenda day trip, the churches at Lalibela which certainly needed the two full days, the castles in Gondar and the traditional restaurant dinner in Bahir Dar.


To anyone else considering - just don't hesitate!

Sue and Les

12 days* £1,850 + flights

Summer/Autumn 2020

(*11 nights in-country)

Take a journey into the spectacular Rift Valley. This tour takes us into rich tribal lands with a whole range of new cultures, contrasting markets and fascinating foods. Wildlife is an important feature, with hippos, crocodiles and zebra sharing our interest with a vast panoply of spectacular birdlife. And with the addition of prehistoric relics, extraordinary natural sights, and blissful countryside, this is an alluring adventure.

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12 days : normally in July each year

Prices on application

This extraordinary tour journeys through Southern Ethiopia and visits some of the most isolated communities on earth and some of the rarest wildlife in the Bale mountains, and explore the ancient Sof Omar caves, during a memorable and hugely impressive journey. Few people will ever have the opportunity to see such sights and our small groups of guests feel a real sense of privilege to be part of such rare and extraordinary experiences.

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Tailored Tours

If you have particular interests (perhaps historical, perhaps cultural, perhaps wildlife-based) that do not seem to be catered for here in our advertised itineraries, or if you have specific requirements (perhaps in terms of comfort, cost or accessibility) that you would like to discuss with us, do please get in touch to talk about your personal requirements and let’s see if we can put together a tour tailored specifically to your wishes.

How about organising a group of friends, work-colleagues or fellow enthusiasts in order to explore a particular interest together – water-colour painting? Ethiopian art and music? bird-watching? travel photography? the Ethiopian Orthodox church? Talk to us for advice and suggestions.

Full terms and conditions can be read here.

Contact us

If you are interested in our tours of Ethiopia and would like to come along, find out more information or want to explore a possible tailored tour of Ethiopia then use the form below to get in touch. Alternatively you can email us [email protected]

Contact us on our new Together We Learn website: https://twlethiopia.org/contact-us/