Explore Ethiopia

From feeding wild hyenas in Harar to discovering the Omo's land of origins, adventure awaits you in Ethiopia.
Go wildlife trekking in baboon-infested mountains one day and then visit ancient tribal groups the next. Ethiopia is home to a variety of unique adventures.

As an isolated tribe, the Hamar have been able to maintain a variety of unique rituals such as the infamous Bull Jumping Ceremony. It’s a coming of age ritual where a young Hamar man (Ukuli) leaps over a line of 10 cattle as an initiation rite of passage. Once completed, the Ukuli becomes qualified to marry up to 4 women, raise children, and own livestock…

Living high in the Rift Valley Mountains of Southern Ethiopia, the Dorze people are known for developing a one-of-a-kind technique of splitting and weaving bamboo. Essentially, they use complicated methods to skillfully thatch bamboo in order to craft it into daily items, bee hives, and even entire homes. Craftmanship wise, the complexity of their bamboo work…

Located in the most remote section of the Omo Valley (the borderlands of Kenya and South Sudan), the Dassanech thrive in an extremely difficult and harsh environment. From constant drought conditions to flash floods, to armed conflicts… the Dassanech live on the margin and must constantly adapt just to stay alive. We knew getting to them would be difficult… 

As the smallest tribe in Africa (with a population of less than 1,000), the Kara’s existence is shielded from the rest of world. Constrained by geographical isolation, their contact with modern society is minimal  which allows them to still practice a rich canvas of ancient traditions. To visit the Kara is to venture back in time and experience traditional living…

The women of the Mursi tribe are well-known for their horned crowns and massive lip plates. Historians believe that this tradition originated as a way to protect the women from slave traders since bodily mutilation would significantly lower their trade value and make them less likely as a target. Even though the dangers of the slave trade have largely been eradicated…

As experienced travelers, we seek places that impact and transform us – novel experiences that transcend the physical location of where we visit. Places that are off-the-beaten-path, places that challenge us to grow, places that push us out of our comfort zone. For better or worse, our search for novel off-the-beaten-path destinations leads us to a wide range of experiences…

As the fourth holiest city of Islam, Harar is an enigmatic place that’s off the beaten path in eastern Ethiopia (near the Somalian border). Inhabited for the past 7,000 years, Harar still thrives on ancient traditions – locals live in rustic Adare homes that are fortified by a medieval stone wall. It’s also where locals still hand feed clans of wild hyenas…

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