NORTH HISTORIC ROUTE
Great Opportunity For Adventure & Travels
Starting in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, you'll head north towards Bahir Dar, located on the shores of Lake Tana, the largest lake in the country. Here, you can take a boat ride to visit the 14th-century monasteries on the islands of the lake, each with its unique style of architecture and artwork.
From Bahir Dar, the route takes you to Gondar, the "Camelot of Africa," a city that was once the capital of Ethiopia during the 17th century. The city's castles and palaces, built by Emperor Fasilides and his successors, are a testament to the country's rich cultural heritage.
Next on the route is the Simien Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its dramatic landscapes and rare wildlife, including the Ethiopian wolf and the Gelada baboon. Here, you can go trekking, camping, and spot wildlife as you explore the stunning mountain range.
Continuing on the route, you’ll arrive in Lalibela, a town famous for its 11 rock-hewn churches, carved out of solid volcanic rock in the 12th century. The intricate carvings and the sheer size of these churches leave visitors in awe and wonder.
The final stop on the route is Axum, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Axum and the birthplace of Ethiopian civilization. Here, you can visit the obelisks, tombs, and ruins that are a testament to the city’s rich history.
If you want to truly dig deep into the rich history of Ethiopia, then there’s probably not a better inclusion than the North Historic Route to your Ethiopia Tours.