Due to civil unrest, it is not currently possible to visit Lalibela.
To do full justice to the cultural aspects of this fascinating country, we offer an incredible Ethiopia historical tour extension to the northern town of Lalibela where we explore the unique 12th century monolithic churches, hewn out of solid rock and which took an estimated 25 years to construct, now appropriately considered one of the wonders of the world!
Whilst our main focus during the Ethiopia historical tour will naturally be these amazing monuments, we can also expect some excellent birding. Possible species include White-collared Pigeon, White-winged Cliff Chat, Erckel’s Francolin, Egyptian Vulture, White-fronted Black Chat, Abyssinian Catbird, Little Rock Thrush, Thick-billed Raven, White-backed Black Tit, Hemprich’s Hornbill, the scarce endemic Banded Barbet, Black-billed Woodhoopoe and large flocks of White-billed Starlings.
Many endemics including White-backed Black Tit, Thick-billed Raven, Banded Barbet, White-billed Starling, Rüppell's & White-fronted Black Chat, White-winged Cliff Chat, Erckel's Francolin, Yellow-rumped & Brown-rumped Seedeater, Wattled Ibis, White-collared Pigeon, Abyssinian Catbird
temperate in highlands
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate pace, mostly undemanding walks
basic but comfortable
Ease of Birding
Number of Species Expected