Ethiopian destinations are many and varied. The mountainous nature of the country meant that the Historical Route was initially undertaken by flying between the major tourist sites of Addis Ababa, Bahar Dar, Gondar, Lalibela and Axum, with Harar and Mekelle sometimes added. A typical itinerary would have had say 2 nights at each place, spread over a period of 2 weeks. Lalibela in particular was difficult to access, especially in the rainy season, and in days gone by visitors had to undergo something of a pilgrimage by taking a mule ride from the old airstrip up to the village in the mountains. Nowadays the airports have been up-graded to all-weather conditions, and the flying option is available all year round. More recently, the road system has also been improved, and the Historical Route makes a fascinating scenic drive if sufficient time is allowed between each destination. More destinations are now accessible, and itineraries are more flexible as a result. Roads go deep into the mountains, even in the well-known trekking destinations of the Simien Mountains and the Bale Mountains. National Parks are easier to get to, and more tourist lodges are now available. Contact us for tailor-made itineraries.