Ethiopia Tours & Travel

Private Guided Tours & Custom Travel Itineraries 



“Come See the Wonders of Ethiopia for Yourself”

Imagine… for just a moment, you’re sitting on an outdoor deck high above the spectacular Ethiopian Highlands below.

The setting sun is slowly easing behind the Semien Mountains in the distance – painting the evening sky in twilight shades of reds and purples.

You smile at your fellow adventure travelers as they stroll past on their way to a delicious dinner – always a spicy yet interesting experience for the tongue!

The evening breeze teases the tops of the trees along the ridges as Night comes to your secure, mountain top lodge as you think back over the fascinating people and untouched natural places you discovered today.

You sit comfortably in your chair, glass in hand, quietly mesmerized by the sunset and the soothing views of the Ethiopian mountain ranges aptly named “Roof of Africa”, while you listen to the muted voices and laughter of your friends from inside.

And suddenly it hits you.

You realize that you are happy – relaxed and at peace – for the first time in a good, long while.

Now you finally understand this is what an adventure tour is really all about.”


“There are Always Interesting Things to See in Ethiopia”

“Explore Ethiopia’s World Famous Rock Churches”

Did you know that Christianity was established in Ethiopia in the Fourth Century AD? Today, visitors can visit 11 ancient monolithic churches (carved out of a solid piece of stone) in Lalibela, in the northern highlands of Ethiopia.

“Witness Ancient Ethiopian Festivals & Ceremonies”

The annual Timkat Festival (depicted above), which celebrates the Ethiopian Epiphany and is celebrated on January 19th (or 20th in a leap year), corresponding to the 10th day of Terr in the Ethiopian calendar. Timkat celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River.

“Discover the Oldest, Independent Country in East Africa”

Today there are 54 separate countries in Africa, yet of all these countries, Ethiopia is the only one that was never colonized. This alone makes Ethiopia truly unique among all the other nations on the continent.


“View Ethiopia’s Natural Beauty”

While most of East Africa is not particularly scenic, Ethiopia is mainly mountainous, and has some dramatic landscapes on the continent. For example, the stunning Blue Nile Falls. 

“Explore the Rich History & UNESCO World Heritage Sites”

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage. 

For example, the ruins of the city of Aksum, dating from the 1st to the 13th century, mark the heart of ancient Ethiopia and what was the “most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia”

“Experience the Diverse Cultures & People of Ethiopia”

While the exact number is unknown, it is estimated to about 80 different tribes or ethnic groups living in Ethiopia.
Some of the most interesting Ethiopian tribes live in the southern part of the country and are open to visits from travelers.


“See Unique Wildlife Found Only in Ethiopia”

From the Gelada “Red-Hearted” Baboons to the Walia Ibex and the Mountain Nyala as well as hundreds of different bird species, Ethiopia is home to some of the most unique wildlife the world.

“Explore Extreme Ethiopia”

Did you know that Ethiopia has an active volcano as well salt lakes and is home to the Danakil Depression, one of the hottest places on Earth? Yes, Ethiopia does has something for those of you who are high-octane adventurers.


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“Are You a Little Bit Intimated Trying to Plan a Trip to Ethiopia by Yourself?”

We understand…

We know that trying to make your own travel arrangements to Ethiopia online is not as easy to do as with other more commercialized parts of Africa.

That’s okay…all this means is Ethiopia is not a hotspot (yet) and you can still get to see all of its untouched wonders without fear of getting caught in a typical “tourist-trap”.

Here at Ethiopia Travel Planner,  we can help you at every stage of your journey – from pre-trip planning, to arranging small group tours, to helping you organize your own custom itinerary around your dream trip.

We can do this because we work with only the best local Ethiopian tour companies…

“We organized a personal [custom] tour and they were perfect! Our family of four wanted an off the beaten path tour with national parks and a bit of Dire Dawa and Harar…Provided a great, safe and flexible driver who knew so much about the country. We were incredibly happy with our 11 day road trip. It went off without any hiccups. We loved every minute of it.”

“We traveled for four weeks…We concentrated on the south, where we visited the tribes of the Omo valley, camped in villages and witnessed ceremonies…On the road, we traveled with a well maintained [SUV] and a very good driver.

Our driver was punctual, experienced, and knew a lot about the region (not only the people, also the animals, especially birds)…Everything on the way was well arranged. From local guides to arranging ceremonies for us to witness, to the camping gear and the very good camping food. There was even a table cloth for the camping table!”


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Small Group Guided Tours with Custom Trip Itinerary 

“Let Us Help You Create Your Own Epic Adventure to Ethiopia”

People that take our Ethiopia tours come from all walks of life…from photographers, naturalists, birdwatchers, adventure hikers, students of history and even some sport fishermen.

Not to mention a typical small tour group can include anyone from 18 to 80 years of age.

So it’s not easy to categorize the type of person who is interested in traveling to Ethiopia.

But the one thing all our clients have in common is a deep, spirit of adventure and curiosity.

If you dream of venturing outside of your comfort zone…to explore far-flung landscapes, see fascinating wildlife and experience the rich history and diverse cultures of Ethiopia, we can help.

We invite to contact us by either phone (984) 202-5958 or by email here.

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The Ethiopia Travel Planner Difference

Here at Ethiopia Travel Planner, we help you plan and arrange your Ethiopian adventure, centered around your interests…

  • Photographing stunning scenery
  • Festivals and tribal ceremonies
  • Bird watching and wildlife expeditions
  • Camping, trekking, hiking or even fly fishing
  • Visiting Historical and archaeological sites
  • Exploring Volcanoes and Salt Flats

By the way,  you will be surprised that booking a tour with us is a lot more affordable than the average “safari” package you might have seen.

So, if you want to know more about tours to Ethiopia, we invite you to contact us for a free email or phone conversation. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have about travel to Ethiopia, one of the most fascinating (yet the most overlooked) countries in East Africa.


Did you know that Ethiopia Travel Planner is a private tour and custom travel consultant service, not a traditional travel agency. Our vast experience with private international tours allows us to help you plan and book the best custom travel package for your trip to Ethiopia.

We would love to help you create your own adventure tour for those who share our passion for educational travel, but who don’t care for the cattle-like safari tours they see offered.

As an American-based company, we can offer you, your friends or family, a variety of custom Ethiopia tours at competitive prices. We can help you with tour itineraries, trip planning, responsible advice for safe traveling, as well as preset small group tour packages or custom private tours if you so desire.


Ethiopia Travel Planner, 1848 Torrington St.
Raleigh, NC 27615 – 1-984-202-5958