• Ethiopia Fly in Safari
  • Ethiopia Fly in Safari
  • Ethiopia Fly in Safari
  • Ethiopia Fly in Safari
  • Ethiopia Fly in Safari
  • Ethiopia Fly in Safari
  • Ethiopia Fly in Safari

Ethiopia fly in safari is a 6 day African safari in Ethiopia. This Ethiopian safari starts and ends in Addis Ababa. This safari tour in Ethiopia takes you to most historic sites in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia fly in safari will tour Lalibela and axum. Lalibela is Ethiopia’s most scenic destination. Axum is popular for the historic obelix hence regularly features in most Ethiopia tours. The Ethiopia fly in safari mainly focuses on culture and history. However, you’ll enjoy some of the best Ethiopian scenic tour safari here.

Ethiopia Fly in Safari Destinations

Bahir Dar

Bahir Dar, also spelt Bahar Dar, on the southern shore of Lake Tana, the biggest lake in Ethiopia. It is the third largest city in the nation, after Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa, with a population of a quarter of a million.

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Bahir Dar is the capital of the Amhara region, dominated by the Amhara people, the Ethiopia’s second largest grouping. Bahir Dar is a clean and well-maintained city by African standards. Even the cheaper accommodation has neat, but basic, services.

Bahir Dar is situated on the southern shore of Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile (locally called Abay). Ethiopia fli in safari to Bahir Dar takes you approximately 578 km (360 miles) north-northwest of Addis Ababa, and an elevation of 1,840 meters (6,036 foot) above sea level.

Ethiopia fly in safari makes a stop in a clean and well-maintained city by African city standards. It is popular with national tourists for its lake and comfortable climate. It has become part of the northern tourist loop for its access to historic monasteries.

It is also a jumping off point for Blue Nile Falls and Gondar. Due to the bustling tourism industry, the city has numerous pool halls, bars, fresh juice shops, and restaurants.

Originally the settlement was called Bahir Giyorgis. In the 19th century, Bahir Dar was visited by Belgian, French, British and Italian travelers. They described it alternatively as a village or a town. The Italian traveller Mario Alamanni (1891) estimated its population between 1,200 and 1,600.

Some of the highlights on your Ethiopia fly in safari include the various naturally-beautiful wonders which surround the city. The Blue Nile is one of the main highlights, and in particular, its stunning waterfall 28 km southeast of the city.

Gondar

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Gondar (also spelled Gonder) is a historic royal city of Ethiopia, in the northern Amhara region. It was the home of many emperors and princesses who ruled the country. They were in power from the 12th century to the last decade of the 20th century.

They included Suseneos, Fasiledes, Empress Mentwab, Iyasu I, Tewodros II and Empress Taitu. Leading the list of its attractions is Fasil Ghebbi (the Royal Enclosure), containing several castles and palaces from the 17th and 18th centuries.

The 7 day Ethiopia fly in safari takes you to the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region. Gondar is north of Tana Lake on the Lesser Angereb River and southwest of the Simien Mountains.

It has a latitude and longitude of 12°36′N 37°28′E with an elevation of 2133 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by the Gondar Zuria woreda. Gondar served as a strong Christian kingdom for many years.

Gondar previously served as the capital of both the Ethiopian Empire and the subsequent Begemder Province. The city holds the remains of several royal castles, including those in Fasil Ghebbi for which Gondar has been called the “Camelot of Africa”.

The so-called Camelot of Africa, Gondar is perhaps the most immediately impressive town along the historical circuit. It is studded as it is with fairy-tale castles, venerable churches and other substantial European-influenced buildings dating from its 17th- and 18th-century heyday.

You will not be disappointed by the well-preserved castles and palaces that grace Gondar’s stone-walled Fasil Ghebbi.

The lavishly painted church of Debre Berhan Selassie and brooding 18th-century palatial complex at Kuskuam both rank highly on Ethiopia’s list of must-sees.

Historical sightseeing on the Ethiopia fly in safari aside, Gondar is a very pleasant city to explore.  It has friendly, laid-back, almost countrified mood.

Axum

The Ethiopia fly in safari will head to the small town of Axum in the Tigray region. This is seen as the holiest city in Ethiopia and is home to the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion.

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According to Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church this is where the Ark of the Covenant came to rest. In addition to this place of pilgrimage, the main attraction is what was the main city of the Axum empire.

The name Axum, or Akshum as it is sometimes referred to, may derive from a combination of two words from local languages – the Agew word for water and the Ge’ez word for official, shum.

The water reference is probably due to the presence of large ancient rock cisterns in the area of the capital at Axum. Axum is the site of the historic capital of the Aksumite Empire. It is now a tourist town with a population of 66,800 residents (as of 2015).

The kingdom of Axum really started to take off around 350 CE. Axum had already established some form of dominance over Yemen (then called Himyar) in southern Arabia. It extended to Somalia in the southeast and several smaller tribes to the southwest.

Axum is popular for the stelae which are around 24 metres (78 ft) in height, although one fallen and now broken example is 33 metres (108 ft) in total length and 520 tonnes in weight.

 It makes it the largest monolith ever to have been transported anywhere in antiquity. The stelae were likely transported on log rollers from a quarry 4.8 km (3 miles) away.

Axum is notable and for sure you will witness on the Ethiopia fly in safari for its huge and iconic obelisks. It is rumored to have been the home of the Queen of Sheba and is believed by some to house the Ark of the Covenant.

Lalibela

The 6 day Ethiopia fly in safari will detour Lalibela. It is a town in the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia. It’s known for its distinctive rock-cut churches dating from the 12th and 13th centuries, which are pilgrimage sites for Coptic Christians.

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Carved out of rock, the subterranean monoliths include huge Bete Medhane Alem, and cross-shaped Bete Giyorgis. Many are joined by tunnels and trenches, and some have carved bas-reliefs and colored frescoes inside.

Lalibela is one of the country’s most famous and serene settings, beloved by tourists and Ethiopian Orthodox Christians alike for its concentration of rock-hewn churches.

Lalibela is history and mystery frozen in stone, its soul alive with the rites and awe of Christianity at its most ancient and unbending. An Ethiopia fly in safari does not only go to a World Heritage site, but truly a world wonder.

Lalibela has been billed as sub-Saharan Africa’s answer to Angkor Wat or Machu Picchu. True, Lalibela is not quite as ancient as either of these sites. Its medieval churches improve on both insofar as they are not mute ruins of a half-forgotten civilization but active shrines.

These churches have remained in continuous use ever since they were hand-carved into the pink volcanic ruff underlying the town.

On this Ethiopia fly in safari, you will visit the 11 medieval monolithic cave churches of this 13th-century ‘New Jerusalem’. They are situated in a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia near a traditional village with circular-shaped dwellings.

Lalibela is a high place of Ethiopian Christianity, still today a place of pilmigrage and devotion. You can spend a night vigil on your Ethiopia fly in safari here during one of the big religious festivals.  You will witness Christianity in its most raw and powerful form.