People and culture of Ethiopia

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US $2390ToUS $3390 excluding flights
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Duration
13 Days
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Tailor made
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From $2,390 to $3,390 per person depending on the group size
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Description of People and culture of Ethiopia

Price information

US $2390ToUS $3390 excluding flights
Convert currency:
From $2,390 to $3,390 per person depending on the group size
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

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Planet

CARBON REDUCTION: We do pay a special attention to air and other types of pollution in our area. So, in this case as we are running and eco-minded busy we have our own strict rules and regulation. For example when we are leading tours our drivers should always remember one of our rules which is switching off the engine whenever they stop in every destination, to reduce air pollution and disturbance of the wildlife and people nearby. We also use some solar panels instead of using power generators. Finally, we very often walk through the national park instead of driving.

ENVIRONMENT &WILDLIFE: As we are visiting both historical and natural sites, we always give our clients short briefing about the rules and regulations of each destination. For example, when we are visiting Lalibela we tell them not to do video cameras and use flash light unless they have a special permission from the authorised officials and not touch the fragile part of the buildings. In the case of the Simien Mountains National Park, where we have some of the rarest wildlife in the world (the Abyssinian Ibex, the Gelada Baboon and the Ethiopian Wolf) and we have to pay special attention to conserving these mammals. We participate in different conservation activities (planting native trees, giving trainings, sharing ideas and experiences).

People

LOCAL ECONOMY
As we pass through each destination we but different local products. For example when we are visiting Lake Tana especially one of the monasteries called Ura Kidane Mihret found in the Zegie Peninsula with a total population of 10,000 inhabitants and whose life depends on tourism and coffee plantation we encourage and convince our clients to buy local products as there are souvenir shops and we do the same in other destinations.

EMPLOYMENT INCLUSIVITY AND DIVERSITY
This itinerary is leading you to one of the bust working community lodges of the country: the Mulu Eco Lodge, where you will spend 2 full days to learn about the farmers' lives. As we pass through this and other destinations we use local guides, employ chefs and their assistants, rangers, mule men, coffee ceremonies (especially young women) and pay camping fees if we are spending a night at a private compound. We also help some disabled people especially young students who need special assistance in collaboration with our clients even after they finished their visit and went back home (blind, deaf)

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