Luxury Holidays & Honeymoons in Ethiopia

Far from the trodden path, Ethiopia is the perfect destination for the curious traveller. One of Africa’s least known yet most enriching destinations, a tailormade holiday to Ethiopia offers a truly authentic experience as you immerse yourself in tribal rhythms and bear witness to ancient rituals that time forgot. As spiritual as it is evolutionary, set foot here and embrace a world few others are yet to see.

Example Ethiopia trips

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What to see and do in Ethiopia


Where the ancient Blue Nile begins its life; where the great green gorges of ancient Abyssinia rear and plummet; and where the rock-cut churches of Lalibela nest within the earth. This is Ethiopia, a country of dramatic landscape, Italian colonial architecture mixed with traditional stone carvings, and thriving culture. Ruled from 1270 until 1974 by the long-living Solomonic dynasty, modern Ethiopia is a true collage of historical influence and outward-looking modernism. It is a luxury holiday like no other.


One of the best ways to drink in Ethiopia’s startling culture is to join a private tour of its exceptional architectural legacy – from the seemingly impossible rock-cut churches of Lalibela (carved, as if by negative, from the raw stone itself), to the famous Lion of Judah in the country’s capital of Addis Ababa, which was built by the French Railway company in 1917 after completing a railway linking this land-locked country to an ocean port in Djibouti.


With its storied mixture of historic architecture and welcoming approach to visitors, modern Ethiopia has a surfeit of luxury hotels from which to explore its addictive cities and gorgeous hinterlands and highlands, including the rugged and otherworldly Simien Mountains National Park, or the ‘Cameltown of Africa’ – Gonder, a city which lies in a bowl of hills whose 17th century castle – Fasil Ghebbi – peacocks the power of monarchs past.


In this former fortress of emperors – where plunging green gorges, mountain lodges, and vivid cities vie for your attention – it is possible to have one of the world’s most stand-out honeymoons. An enviable confection of ancient architecture, bustling urban metropoles, and a visit to the beguiling lost kingdom of Gondar, you’ll be right at the heart of East Africa’s most fascinating destinations – and one of its most luxurious.

The best of Ethiopia

Mount View Hotel

Have you been searching for a room with a view? Perched on the hilltop above the town of Lalibela is where you’ll find Mount View…
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Simien Lodge

Staying at the highest hotel in Africa is definitely an experience and when it’s as beautiful as the Simien Lodge you might never want to…
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Bale Mountain Lodge, Ethiopia

Here at Black Tomato we’ve reached new heights of unforgettable hotels with Bale Mountain Lodge, an eight bedroom rustic retreat in a cloud forest 2380…
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