Africa Direct runs an annual two week trip to Ethiopia with a 7 day trek in the Wollo Highlands for an accompanied group of twelve. Flights are Dublin to Addis where we spend a day visiting the museum where Lucy the 3 million year old skeleton of the oldest human remains are displayed and to the Coptic Christian Church with Haille Salasie’s tomb. Then a spectacular bus trip to Bahir Dar on the shores of Lake Tana where we take a boat trip to visit ancient monasteries on the small islands.
The trek is for seven days staying with local communities in Tukals funded by Irish Aid to accommodate trekkers providing an income for these subsistence farmers. They cook dinner every evening, breakfast each morning and other communities along the way cook lunches. The communities survive in this remote region at 3000 meters growing tef and herding sheep, no villages or shops along the way, just small schools and tin churches. Trekking for about seven hours each day is only challenging with a good climb on one day. Scenery and views are spectacular, weather is sunny but not too hot. Lots more information available on enquiry.