Business Travelers

In Ethiopia for business and want to see a bit of the country? Well, here's all the information you need.

The best destinations to visit during a short weekend are all about a 3-4 hour drive from Addis Ababa and are accessible with a car. Weekend destinations include: 

  • Lake 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...
  • Lephis 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...
  • Guassa 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...

Traveling around Ethiopia can be challenging without a personal vehicle. If you need support arranging lodging and transportation, contact one of the participating tour operators.


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)

Come and Enjoy!

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