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  • Reviewed November 2015
    Sally-Ann James

    Ah but your land is beautiful

    I admit that I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, although the Trip Notes and information on the Exodus website do prepare you for some of the differences between a western country and an African country, but these are truly of little concern once you experience the history and stunning scenery of this wonderful country. Arrival at Addis Ababa starts the culture shock and it takes time to adjust to a much less frenetic pace and lengthy queues to exit the airport. For me, the trip truly begins once you leave Addis, 'Lucy' notwithstanding! There are some long drives but these are tempered by the spectacular scenery and the many opportunities to stretch your legs and take shed loads of photographs! The history, rock hewn churches, waterfalls, magnificent mountains, cheeky gelada baboons, lakes and culture are individually impressive but in combination made this an awe inspiring trip.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    There were many, we were lucky to see the Tissasset Falls at full flow, much to even our Leader, Gebre's, surprise, the Simien Mountains are spectacular and the Gondar Castles were unexpected and impressive as were the rock hewn churches of Lalibela, but mostly it was the sky, wide and ever changing, I have never taken so many photos of the sky!!!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Gebre was excellent. He was warm and engaging and looked after 18 people with considerable skill, not an easy task! His knowledge of and obvious love for his country shone through making us all equally enthusiastic. He paced the trip, which is full on, really well and his knowledge of the wildlife (he is obviously a seasoned bird watcher!!!) and flora and fauna was second to none. I particularly appreciated the times he talked about his country's history and politics, intelligently and without judgment, giving context to many of the wonderful historical sites we experienced.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take lots of tropical insect repellent, even more than you think you need and use it day and night. Leave behind western concepts of cleanliness, availability of hot water is not guaranteed but everyone is in the same boat. Walking shoes are a must and it can be cold on the overnight stay in the mountains, I wished I had packed some thermal leggings on that night!!!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Ethiopia is absolutely stunning and well worth the more tricky aspects of travelling around on undeveloped roads (although many are in course of being upgraded) the issues with plumbing and the often slow/haphazard service you can experience in hotels and restaurants. It is a country working hard to make itself accessible to tourists with many and varied spectacular sights to see; it was a privilege to see it at this point in its development.
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