Tours for the discerning traveler
Village Ethiopia is a wholly Ethiopian owned tour company, dedicated to providing visitors with the highest standards of tour services. We have also embarked on a programme of building eco-tourist lodges, with the first now open for service in Bilen in Ethiopia's Afar Region.
Through our lodges, we aim to meet the growing demand by visitors for culturally and environmentally sensitive accommodation - each lodge will reflect local art and building traditions, will be built as far as possible from locally available materials, and will be a focus for environmental regeneration and enhancement locally, through tree planting around the lodge and in the area.
In addition to organising tours on the more popular tourist circuits, such as the Historic Route, Simien Mountain Trekking or Omo Valley (for details see Tours and Travel), we offer specialist tours in the following areas: Birds of Ethiopia; Flowers and Plants of Ethiopia; Butterflies of Ethiopia; Geology of Ethiopia. We also offer specialist or study tours in Education, Health and Medicine, Agriculture and Ethiopian Art, linking up with Ethiopian institutions and associations, specialists and experts.We can either integrate, where possible, these specialist tours into the more popular tourist circuits or offer extensions at the end of the special interest tour. All of our tours can be tailored to meet our clients' special interests, and are specially planned to make the visitor less of a consumer and more of a participant in Ethiopian life, culture and custom.