Tours in Ethiopia guarantee to offer the most diverse cultural, historical and geological wonders possible without having to cross any borders. Ethiopia is rapidly becoming a known holiday destination for the adventurers, or those seeking history and culture from one of the worlds oldest civilizations, With a recorded history dating back to more than 3,000 years, and known to the ancient Greeks as the far off sanctuary to their Gods. It is also known as Abyssinia, from the Arabic word Habashat, referring to the tribes who settled at what is now northern Ethiopia from the beginning of it's history
Home to the most famous hominid fossil "Lucy (Australopithecus)"(also given a second (Amharic) name: Dinke -nesh, dated at 3.2 million years old, and the just recently discovered Ardi who dates back further into the human evolution tree at 4.4 million years old, The finding of Lucy has credited Ethiopia as 'the cradle of civilization" Leaving one wondering what else is their about Ethiopia that is yet to be discovered.
Ethiopia has managed to keep it's unique and ancient culture which is evident to one travelling through the country. Having stayed free from European colonization, Ethiopia's sovereign history has left its very diverse and fertile lands filled with historical, cultural and geological treasures that contain some of the most dramatic scenery in Africa. A great place for rock climbing, hiking and trekking Ethiopia hosts many majestic mountains and green hills and lush sub-tropical areas with many endemic wildlife, and it really is a must for bird watchers. Gondar and it's medieval castles, the stunning Stelae of Axum Queen Sheba's Empire, Rock hewn churches of Lalibela. the remote culturally rich areas of Southern Ethiopia; the Omo Valley, truly one of natures last free and beautiful places where Ethiopia's wildlife frolic and where the people boast an ancient tribal life dating back to ten's of thousands of years. Visit the Anuak and Nuer tribes near the Baro river, in Gambella.
The great national parks of the Omo Valley, RIft Valley, and the Semien Mountains, such as the Kuni Muktar, Yabela Sanctuary, Awash National Park, Bale Mountains Park, Abiyatta shalla lakes national park, Mago and Nech Sar parks Cover the most of the big five and much more.
Join one of our photo workshop tours with an professional photographer , please Email us for information on departing tours.
Best way to start any day, is nice and early.
Earlier in some places than others, to better our chances of spotting wildlife, and of course the African sunrise.
Breakfast is followed by a group briefing for the day, and we are off for another interesting day in Africa.
Lunch then a short break to further fuel ones energy, for the rest day.
If camping we will have set up camp before sunset, gather around warm fire while supper is getting ready and have a good laugh.
Age range, type of group
We have designed our itineraries, to be as comfortable as possible difficulty range low to mid level, children as young as 10 have been our guests,as well as senior adventurers 60 years young.
We cater to groups of no more than 12 travel bugs and a minimum of 4 people ,per person sharing.
Singles visitors will get single rooms, as well as single tents.
Sleeping and meals
When applicable we arrange 3-4 star accommodation, with all meals included.
There are many breathtaking camping sites on our tours, and we further this delight by serving up well balanced meals with comfortable camping gear.
Pangeans safari provides spacey Coleman outdoor tents that accommodate 2 persons per tent or a family of 4, U.S Marine standard foldable beds and,( clean Mountain peak sleeping bags, and air pillows.
* Vegetarians and vegans please let us know when booking.
Policies & Restrictions
There are no restriction's on gender.
By the large smoking is allowed in public places in Ethiopia,and Djibouti unless specified.
Pangeans safari advices guests not to smoke or use open flame while in the tents and while in the vehicles.
On Church and other holy grounds smoking / indecent behaviour is ill advised.
Pets are not allowed.
We have a favorable rates for tours to the omo valley and historic Northern and Southern routes
For groups of 12 persons: 130 Euros per person
3 - 5 persons 150 Euros per person
6- 11 persons 140
For groups of 5 -10 persons: 1 40 Euros per person
3 - 4 persons 150 Euros per person
Tours that include neighboring countries please contact us for information regarding the rates.
Ethiopia uses the Julian calendar Celebrating the new year on 11th of September,Ethiopian Christmas on the 7th of January. Easter has no set date but it does happen during the month of April, this year Ethiopian Easter is on the 24 th of April 2011.
Pangeans Safari Carries a well packed First Aid, Visitors are advised getting yellow fever jabs, as well as carry malaria tablets.Plenty of sun block and warm clothing no matter what time of year.The high altitude of Ethiopia, makes night time quite cold.
Visa applications may be obtained at Ethiopian embassy or consulate in your region.The other option given to 33 countries is to receive visas on arrival,for a 20 dollar fee or 17 euros. *it may take up to half an hour to process
Group bookings of 12 persons 5% discount per person sharing
Repeat guests with Pangeans safari 5% discount per person sharing
Singles repeat guests 5% discount on your bookings.