Our travel groups comprise a maximum of 10 clients plus Sam and an Ethiopian driver.
A minimum of 4 clients are required to run the 16 day Wildlife and History tour. A minimum of 2 travellers are needed to run the 7 day Lower Omo River Valley and 4 day Harrar tours. The 4 day Afar Desert tour can be booked by individual travellers.
We will be a private group of travellers where each traveller is responsible for, amongst other things, getting to Ethiopia, your foreign exchange needs, your tourist visa obtained online or on arrival at the airport, any vaccinations as advised by your doctor and your own travel insurance. Ethiopian Adventure Tours is unfortunately not able to accept clients without personal travel insurance.
The first night of the tour is the night before Day 1 and the last night of the tour is the night of Day 16. The tour ends on our return to Addis Ababa on Day 16.
Please note that significant new information about costs within Ethiopia may result in changes to the tour cost. However, we will commit to a fixed tour cost when a deposit is received.
The tour itineraries are flexible and reasonable, local changes can be made by group consensus.
Ethiopian Adventure Travel reserves the right to make late changes to the itinerary based on local conditions, weather events or force majeure.
Travellers enjoyment, comfort, well-being and safety are the top priorities for Ethiopian Adventure Tours.
For up to date travel advisory information please check your country’s official government policy. For New Zealand check the SafeTravel advisory. Please note the tours do not go within 10 km of Ethiopia’s international borders. The HQ of the African Union is in Addis Ababa, making it the diplomatic capital of Africa. Heads of State, senior diplomats and business leaders visit routinely. This is why many western countries including New Zealand and Australia have an embassy in Ethiopia.
Tourist grade accommodation will be supplied and is defined as accommodation used by tour companies for international tourist clients. In general, these are 3 star hotels and in some cases above this standard. Tourism infrastructure is still developing in Ethiopia and much has improved in recent years though in some areas there is still room for improvement.
Transport will be in modern air-conditioned vehicles that are fit for purpose for the roads travelled on and driven by experienced professionals. In recent years all major roads have been repaved.