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Discover the source of the Blue Nile!
New & Extraordinary!
With Dr. Chris Carpenter!
May 31-June 14, 2021
With Optional Omo Valley Extension to June 21

Dear Travelers!
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.

Ethiopia Map

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 at Lalibela.

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

$4,995 plus air

Brochure (PDF)



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