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Highway Tours is a family run tour company based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and dedicated to providing a quality, eco-friendly and value for money holiday experience to Ethiopia.
We provide site seeing tours, adventure tours, bird watching tours, historic and cultural tours and have been operating successfully since 2006.
Ethiopian ancient history
Ethiopia history dates back to ancient medieval and Mediterranean civilizations. Witnessed to be the Eighth Wonder of the World, the rock hewn and cave churches of Lalibela are incredible sites. Carved in and out of solid rock, they are witnessed to undoubtedly rank among the greatest historical sites in the Christian world.
Being the world's tallest carved out of a single stone, Axum steles strike you for their huge size and pristine preservation. Gonder, the Ethiopian medieval capital also boasts a large royal enclosure containing grand castles, palaces, houses and outbuildings.
Ethiopian authentic culture
Ethiopia's south, particularly the lower Omo valley, is inhabited by an astonishing mix of small, contrasting ethnic groups uniquely known for their natural artistic impulses.
The UNESCO world heritage site the "Simien Mountain National Park" a wide range of impressive escarpment, super view points and summits. It is a great place for trekkers and mountain climbers. Some great endemic mammals like Walia ibex, Ethiopian wolf, and Gelada baboons dwell in the area.
To the south east of Ethiopia, one finds the massive Bale Mountains National Park the largest afro alpine habitat in Africa, covering a wide range of habitats and ranging in altitude from 1,500 to 4,377 meters. The park has recently been voted No.4 on a list of the best birding sites in Africa.
We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our personal service which has resulted in many independent 5 star and 4 star reviews by former clients. We are members of Responsible Travel and Sustainable Travel International.
* As an eco tourist you can experience an undisturbed local culture through our cultural tour & photo safari to Omo valley. The trip will introduce you to some of the fascinating and colorful ethnic people and their culture along with the rich wildlife and beautiful scenery of Ethiopia.
* Our trekking safari to the Unesco world heritage site, Simien Mountains gives you the opportunity to explore the Simien highlands to see the majestic Ras Dashen, at 4,543 meters (14,904 ft); this the expansive Blue Nile gorge, and Lake Tana islands and the medieval monasteries.
* To the south east, we organize trekking and wildlife photo safaris at Bale Mountains; a superb tour for viewing mammals and birds unique to Ethiopia in the largest alpine habitat on the African continent. You will have unsurpassed opportunities for mountain walking, horse trekking and scenic driving to see a wide variety of endemic mammals and birds.
* Our combined historical & cultural tour takes you to the medieval churches of Tigray and Lalibela, the 16th century castles of Gondar and the wildlife sanctuaries of Netch-Sar and Omo valley tribes.