source of the Blue Nile!
New & Extraordinary!
March 16-31, 2023 - with Omo River Extension March 30-April 6, 2023
We invite you to join us as we discover the
unique history, mountains, rock-hewn
churches, and natural world of Ethiopia!
A bonus will be seeing the renowned World
Heritage Site of Lalibela, 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, to the amazing rock-hewn churches at
Lalibela, and the World Heritage city of Harar.
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 Gondar at 7,000 feet,
and 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.
With AAAS, Sigma Xi, & ACS
$4,995 per person twin share + Air Fare
2022 Brochure (PDF)
Dinner at Goha Hotel in Gondar, 2021 Ethiopia group
with Shim, our Ethiopia guide.
Ethiopia Omo River Extension 2021 Betchart travelers
Photos courtesy of Hal Gordon Betchart traveler 2021