If you visit Ethiopia with us you would see this beautiful country and the work that Meketa is doing there. A part of the proceeds of the tour goes directly to help Meketa’s work supporting the Jews of Gondar.
The Northern Ethiopia tour provides an introduction to this amazing country in all its richness – its culture, its music, its food, its religion, its historic sites, its wildlife and of course its hugely welcoming people.
The tour provides a chance to engage with the Jewish community in Gondar and help with Meketa projects. Starting and ending in Addis Ababa, and visiting Axum, Lalibella, Gondar, Bahar Dar, and Lake Tana. The cost will be approximately £1500 + £500 donation to Meketa. The price includes internal flights, accommodation in modest but comfortable hotels (sharing a double/twin room), most meals, all road transport in Ethiopia, tour guides and entrance tickets. International flights and personal insurance are not included. The preliminary itinerary is shown below.
Day 1 Evening flight from London Heathrow to Addis Ababa.
Day 2 Early morning arrival in Addis Ababa. Morning rest and a city tour of Addis Ababa.
Day 3 Fly to Axum to visit the funerary stelae amd Sheba's Palace. Stay overnight in Axum.
Day 4 & 5 Fly to Lalibela, visit Rock Churches, a local market, and the monastery.
Day 6 - 9 Fly to Gondar, visit the After School Club, celebrate Shabbat at the Synagogue, visit the
castles of Gondar, the Debre Birhan Selassie Church, Ambober and Wallaker Jewish
villages, volunteer with Meketa projects.
Day 10 Trip to the Simien mountains on a coach or mini-bus.
Day 11 Drive to Lake Tana on a coach or mini-bus. Overnight in Bahar Dar.
Day 12 Boat trip on Lake Tana, visit to a monastery. Fly to Addis Ababa in time for dinner.
Day 13 Late night flight to Heathrow to arrive early morning.