The unique cultural heritage of Africa’s oldest independent country provides a diversity of programmatic themes.
Ethiopian Historical Circuit
Rich in history, culture, and wildlife, Ethiopia has been called the “land of sunshine” and “the heart of Africa.” Envoys trips in Ethiopia move from the fast-growing Addis Ababa, home to the African Union Headquarters, to the historical capitals of Gondar and Lalibela. We include extensive lessons on the dramatic history of Ethiopia, the only country in Africa never to be colonized. Our appreciation for the wild beauty of the landscape is developed through our short mountain treks, staying with local communities in specially built tukuls.
Envoys programs in Ethiopia work with both LinkEthiopia and the Yenege Tesfa Foundation to provide assistance to local communities. Following our philosophy for service learning, all projects are collaborative in nature.
Potential Project Themes
Sample ItineraryThe unique cultural heritage of Africa’s oldest independent country provides a diversity of programmatic themes.
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