Northern Ethiopia Circuit /Historic Routes Circuit: is the most popular tourist route in Ethiopia. This route offers the obelisks of Axum, the incredible rock-hewn churches of Lalibela (Considered as one of the 8th wonders of the world), the 14th Century monasteries on Lake Tana, the magnificent waterfalls of River Blue Nile, the 17thcentury castles of Gondar, the majestic Simien Mountains and the 4rth sacred Islamic city of Harar (eastern Ethiopia. Historic Routes Trip Programs
Omo Valley - Southern Ethiopia
South Omo Valley region is a unique place for diversified ethnics with their untouched culture. Surma & Mursi (both ethnic’s women cut their lips to insert the clay plates as a sign of beauty), Bume and Konso, the Galeb (Dassenech), the Bodi, the Arbore, &the Hamer are major tribes, dwelling in southern Ethiopia. Lifestyles are as varied as the tribes themselves. Most Omo Valley tribes are experts on body painting, using clays and locally available vegetable pigments to trace fantastic patterns on each other's faces, chests, arms, and legs. These designs are created purely for fun and aesthetic value, each artist vying to outdo her/his fellows.
Bull Jumping rituals being performed by Hamers- frequented between Septembers – November and at random time before/after the main rainy season (February – April). DONGA - stick fighting of the Surma ritual performed mostly in every September.
Best Time to Travel Omo Valley
Mid December to mid-March, and July-September– is the best season to travel as it is a dry season. Even though roads are being upgraded nowadays; from November - mid December, and June – travelers to Omo Valley should be flexible on the itinerary since one day of rain can make the roads temporarily impossible. March to May is not recommended due to high rain season. Omo Valley Sample Tour prograns
Danakil/Dallol Depression: is the remotest, lowest and hottest place in the Great Rift Valley system. It is the most astonishing place, nowhere in the World but in Ethiopia – at north –east (Ethiopian Afar Region.) Tourists and I, Misganaw Alelign – Tour Operator and professional English and French Guide for Action Tours said together, at our presence physically there: “ This is the place where the earth breaths as we do!” Danakil Depression is an extraordinary event – no word, picture or filming equitable to explain about Danakil Depression. The only means to witness about it is being there physically! Anybody who has physical fitness to tolerate the unfriendly climate has to be recommended to explore the life time memory of the Danakil depression’s miraculous event. Staffs of Action Tours have visited the never regrettable site – Danakil Depression and its surroundings repeatedly! Action Tours – Ethiopia is looking forward to take you there as your agent in Ethiopia.
Despite high temperature, Danakil Depression can be visited at any time. Temperature is lower in Danakil Depression during November to March.
Discover Danakil Depression, Arta Ale, Afdera, Afdera, Afar People, Desert Safari, Camel Caravans… Sample Tour Programs
The Ethiopian wolf is endemic to the Ethiopian Highlands. It is distinguished by its long and narrow skull, and its red and white fur. The Ethiopian wolf is a highly specialized feeder of Afro alpine rodents with very specific habitat requirements. It is one of the world's rarest canids.
The gelada (Theropithecus gelada), sometimes called the bleeding-heart monkey or the gelada baboon, is a species of Old World monkey found only in the Ethiopian Highlands, with large populations in the Simien Mountains. Theropithecus is derived from the Greek root words for "beast-ape." Like its close relatives the baboons (genus Papio), it is largely terrestrial, spending much of its time foraging in grasslands. Sample Tour Programs
Walia ibex in Simien Mountains National Park
The Walia ibex is a specie of ibex. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the Alpine ibex. It is an endemic animal, concentrated in the Semien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. The Walia ibex is also known as the Abyssinian ibex.
Along with Simien Mountains National Park; The Castles of Gondar, The Obelisks of Axum, Lalibela for Rock Churches, The Christian Monasteries on Lake Tana and Blue Nile Waterfalls at Bahir Dar can visited. Sample Tour Programs
The Mountain Nyala is an antelope found in high altitude woodland in Bale Mountains National Park. The males are typically 120–135 cm tall while females stand 90–100 cm at the shoulder. Males weigh 180–300 kg and females weigh 150–200 kg. Only males possess horns.
The mountain Nyala are shy and elusive towards human beings. Mountain Nyala are endemic to Ethiopia. The mountain Nyala occurs in the open area of Gaysay, in the northern part of the Bale Mountains National Park. See Sample Tour Programs
Location: found within the western side of the central Omo Gibe basin, in between Dawro zone and Konta Special Woreda of the SNNPRS, Ethiopia. The park is located about 330 & 460 km southwest of Hawassa & Addis Ababa, respectively. It covers an area of 1215 km2 that ranges in altitude form 700 to 2450 m.a.s.l. Click