source of the Blue Nile!
New & Extraordinary!
With Dr. Chris Carpenter!
May 31-June 14, 2021
We invite you to join us as we discover the
unique history, mountains, rock-hewn churches,
and natural world of Ethiopia!
We will see the
headwaters of the Nile at Lake Tana, and the
Blue Nile Falls.
To really explore Ethiopia, we will have long
drives through spectacular mountainous terrain
from Lake Tana to the ancient capital of
Gondar, Axum (renowned for its 2,000-year-old
stelae), and to the amazing rock-hewn churches
We will relish the natural world at 10,000 feet
in the Simien Mountains, with breathtaking
views across Ethiopia and troops of gelada
monkeys grazing around us. With luck, we
might see an Ethiopian wolf.
Ethiopia is the highest country in Africa. The
fascinating mountainous countryside will be
intriguing and breathtaking. We will travel from
Addis Ababa at 7,700 feet to Lake Tana at 6,000
feet, and then to Axum and Gondar at 7,000
feet, Lalibela at 8,500 feet.
The trip will be a wonderful opportunity to
learn about the cultural heritage of the ancient
Ethiopian kingdom and its religious heritage.
Please join us for an amazing adventure!
Margaret M. Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions Inc.
For AAAS Travels & Sigma Xi Expeditions