Journey To Zion

10th-24th July 2020

JOURNEY TO ZION

Travel to Ethiopia to celebrate the birthday of H.I.M Emperor Haile Selassie I.

14 nights

8 destinations

From $1,450 p.p

We will take you on a tour of the country following the life of His Imperial Majesty.

As we guide you through Zion you will be walking in Haile Selassie I’s footsteps, visiting his roots, interacting with his personal possessions, discovering his achievements and witnessing his legacy, all whilst revelling in the incredible beauty of Ethiopia.

Your tour will be fully guided by local Rastafarian guides, who will share their knowledge of Rastafari and what it means to them to live in Mother Ethiopia. Our tour will culminate in Addis Ababa on Haile Selassie’s birthday with a party to celebrate the life of the King of Kings, Lords of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, H.I.M Emperor Haile Selassie I, Jah!

The tour will take you to 8 destinations across Ethiopia.

Highlights include:

  • Visit to Haile Selassie’s Birth Place
  • Meeting the fabled hyena-men of Harar
  • Bathing in a dessert oasis
  • Getting up close with African Wildlife
  • Sharing Rastafari Culture with the Rastafarian Communities of Shashamane
  • Visiting Selassie I’s palace and personal chambers
  • Getting as close as permitted to the Ark of the Covenant
  • Breath-taking Landscapes
  • The royal court of Gondar
  • Majestic Lalibela
  • The tomb of Haile Selassie I and Empress Menen
  • Birthday Celebration of H.I.M

and more…

N.B Itinerary subject to minor changes in exceptional circumstances

What’s included?

Included in this price is everything to make your time in Ethiopia run smoothly.

-All accommodation personally selected and vetted by us

-All transport around the country including domestic flights

-Dedicated experienced Ethiopian rasta guide

-All entrance fees and local guides where applicable

-Ticket for Haile Selassie I birthday celebration

-Water and snacks on the road, breakfast in most hotels

-Airport Transfer

What’s not included?

In order to enable your personal preferences the following are not included:

-International flights

-Meals and drinks

-Visa (please check your country’s entry requirements)

-Any non-obligatory gratuities

-Travel insurance

– Optional boat trip to see hippos

Tour Departure and Termination

The tour will begin 10th July and will finish 24th July. The tour will begin in Addis Ababa at lunch after everybody has arrived and settled in at the hotel.

The tour will end in Addis Ababa on the 24th July after the birthday celebration. There is no planned itinerary on the 24th, we will be offering airport shuttle for those departing and for those staying on we will be happy to help with plans.

Who is the trip suitable for?

This trip is open for all but has been designed with those who have an interest in the Rastafari faith in mind.

The tour is suitable for young and old alike as there is little physical demand. Although we do not exclude children it should be considered that there will be late nights and long journeys.

Ethiopia is a developing country and some of the facilities may be more basic than you would expect at home.

Do I need a visa?

Please check visa requirements online www.passportindex.org

A one month visa is available on arrival for most nationalities at $50.

Local Currency

Ethiopian Birr can be withdrawn from ATMs and banks with most international bank cards. We are also able to assist with the exchange of USD, GBP and EURO upon arrival.

What vaccinations do I need?

Please check https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations/africa/ethiopia  for the UK government’s recommendations.

What to bring

Ethiopia is a land of contrasts therefore packing must reflect this. The tour take part in the rainy season (usually rainfall in the early evening) so we recommend as well as warm weather clothes you also bring a light waterproof jacket or brolly and something to keep warm in chilly evenings. The terrain can often be unpredictable during this season so we recommend bring a robust pair of footwear.

Cuisine

Although we do not enforce an Ital policy, Ital food will be available at all dining venues.

Daily Food Budget

We have tried to cover as many expenses as possible. Still you will be required to pay for your own meals in many places for which a budget of $10-15 a day should be perfectly adequate and a little more if you enjoy a drink in the evening.

Up to date travel advice

Ethiopia is one of the safest countries in Africa. Still occasional tribal disputes arise. We always monitor such developments on our routes and reserve the right to alter the route if any safety issues arise.

Cancellation Policy

We offer a free cancellation policy and will refund any bookings in full (minus processing fees) up to a month before the booking after which we will refund as much as possible (minus any costs occurred by us).

In the most unfortunate circumstance that it is necessary for us to cancel the trip, we will provide a full refund of the tour price. We regrettably will be unable to refund any costs outside of the tour price.

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