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  1. Aksum
  2. East Tigray
  3. Mekele
  4. Gondar
  5. Abuna Yosef
  6. Lalibela & Meket
  7. Bahir Dar
  8. Guassa
  9. Harar
  10. Ziway
  11. Lephis
  12. Hawassa
  13. Bale Mountains (Dinsho, Robe, and Goba) 
  14. Jinka
  15. Dorze
  16. Arba Minch
  17. Konso
  18. Turmi

Central & Southern Rift Valley

ziwayLake Ziway: Experience history, culture and nature all in one destination! Lake Ziway offers opportunities for birdwatching, nature hikes, and an adventure to an island that once hosted the Ark of the Covenant. Community guides explain the lush nature and wildlife of the lake and tell the story of how the Ark came to Ziway and the unique culture it left behind. Read more...

lephisLephis Forest: Lephis’ pristine forests and welcoming community make this destination a perfect place for a relaxing hike or horseback ride. Containing both plantation forests and old-growth, natural forests, Lephis offers visitors an opportunity to learn about conservation efforts as well as view endemic birds and wildlife and witness the breathtaking Lephis Waterfall. Read more..

konsoKonso Cultural Community: Konso’s dramatic landscape provides a stunning backdrop to learn about the unique Southern Ethiopia culture. Known for their colorful clothing, quaint huts, and detailed handcrafts, Konso offers so much for visitors. Come see a cultural dance in the shade of the village, visit the Komaya market to see craft demonstrations, or plant a tree with the community to help them reforest their lands. Read more...

Northern Ethiopia

guassapicsearchGuassa Community Conservation Area: Located along one of the most significant historic routes in Ethiopia, Guassa Community Conservation Area offers spectacular Afro-montane landscapes on the Guassa Plateau.Trek on foot or on travel by mule to experience Ethiopia’s unique natural and culture heritage and traditional village life in the Ethiopian highlands. Read more...

wollothumbsWollo Highland Plateau: Experience Lalibela and its surrounding nature like never before. Visitors to Wollo can trek through stunning landscapes and experience native wildlife up close all while getting to know the local communities. Read more...

tigraythumbsEast Tigray Highlands: Once the seat of the powerful Askumite Empire, Tigray offers visitors a peek into Ethiopia's long and mysterious history. Visitors to Tigray trek through villages, experiencing the nature and history the region has to offer. Read more...


abunethumbsAbuna Yosef Highland Plateau: Hosting Ethiopia's third highest peak, Abuna Yosef offers visitors serious altitude, amazing views, and opportunities to get up close to Ethiopia's mountain wildlife. Read more...

Southeastern Ethiopia

balethumbsBale Mountains National Park: Discover a viritually unexplored area of Ethiopia. With towering peaks, stunning views, numerous wildlife, and a variety of endemic birds, the Bale Mountains National Park offers adventure and excitement. Read more...

Traveler's Testimonial

"A wild and beautiful place - only a few days here but really enjoyed it. Stunning scenery and wildlife."

Simone Cole - BBC

"Our visit with you was far & away the high point of the trip."

Erin Chapman - D.A.T.A., USA (experiencing community tourism in Ethiopia on a trip with Brad Pitt)

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