This adventure is focussed on showing our adopted children, and their families, a snapshot of their cultural background.
We will get the chance to eat authentic, locally grown and prepared meals. Meet local children, living a life that our children could have been living. They will feel the sense of community, family and friendship, not only within the travelling group but also at the towns and villages we visit.
Ethiopia is a diverse and fascinating country full of rich traditions and ancient history. Known as the Cradle of Humanity, after the remains of Lucy were found, dating her back to Ethiopia 3.2 million years ago.
As the heart of the ancient Axumite Empire, Ethiopia was among the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient world. Ethiopia has a long tradition of Christianity, including mythology linking the nation to the Ark of the Covenant. We will see the Ethiopian Coptic church where rows of African angels gaze down from painted rafters.
A highlight is the world-heritage listed town of Lalibela with its 12th and 13th century churches hewn out of solid rock and connected with subterranean passages.
Our tour also takes you to the spectacular Simien Mountains which rank among the most beautiful mountain ranges in Africa. The park is a World Heritage Site and home to a variety of wildlife, including large troops of Gelada Baboons and the elusive Simien Wolf.
At Bahir Dar, the picturesque town set on the shores of Lake Tana, we visit historical island monasteries.
Along the way, you’ll enjoy some of the best coffee in the world and sip some delicious spris layered juice drinks.