You will be met on arrival at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport and transferred to the comfortable and central Radisson Blu Hotel in downtown Addis for your first night in Ethiopia. This modern hotel features a restaurant, bar and a day spa and gym.

On Day 2 meet your guide in the morning and depart from the Bole International Airport for your flight to Gondar. From Gondar, we continue to the Simien Mountains (paved road until we enter the park, then 4×4-only road). This spectacular drive takes us higher and higher into one of Africa’s most impressive mountain ranges, referred to as the “Rooftop of Africa.” We arrive at our lodge this afternoon and enjoy an optional hike, as time allows. This evening, you may want to enjoy a beverage in “Africa’s Highest Bar” at nearly 11,000 feet above sea level!