This trip is one of our most varied to date. Starting in Addis Ababa, we learn about the history of Haile Selassie, the Rastafari movement, the Derg and the Ethiopian civil war which led to the famine of the 1980's. We then travel onwards to visit the khat markets of Dire Dawa and the beautiful UNESCO listed ancient walled city of Harar. As well as a wealth of cultural sites there is also the opportunity to feed wild hyenas that roam the streets at night! On to the self declared Republic of Somaliland where we learn about the Somaliland civil war which led to the breakaway state declaring independence. We will also visit 5000 year old cave paintings at Las Geel and the coastal resort of Berbera, where we can enjoy freshly caught fish and relax on completely deserted beaches.
We've been running our tours to the Horn of Africa for 4 years now. Formerly known as British Somaliland Protectorate, the region gained independence in 1960 and became part of the State of Somalia along with Puntland and Somalia. In 1991 full civil war broke out in Somalia and the ensuing massacres led the people of Somaliland to fight for international recognition ever since. With deserted beaches, 5000 year old cave paintings and a tiny capital city full of warm friendly people, Somaliland offers a unique side of Africa, that is so far empty of tourists. Be amongst the first to venture into this part of the world!
|Tour dates||Tour name||Price|
|7-11 November 2019||Danakil Depression tour/extension||£559|
|11-20 November 2019||Ethiopia & Somaliland tour *1 Place remaining*||£925|
|13-17 February 2020||Danakil Depression tour/extension||£565|
|17-26 February 2020||Ethiopia & Somaliland tour||£925|
|5-9 November 2020||Danakil Depression tour/extension||£565|
|9-18 November 2020||Ethiopia & Somaliland tour||£925|
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