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Extraordinary Journeys, with Tropic Air, Debuts New Ethiopia Helicopter Adventure

Extraordinary Journeys Africa, specialists in luxury bespoke safaris to Africa, is thrilled to announce its partnership with Tropic Air, Kenya's leading helicopter charter company, to offer an 8-day helicopter tour through Ethiopia. During this unforgettable expedition guests will experience the highlights of Ethiopia from the seat of a helicopter. This once-in-a-lifetime trip offers stunning scenery and incredible access to some of the most remote places and cultures in Africa.

This Ethiopian adventure begins in the Ethiopian Capital city, Addis Abba, Africa's fourth largest city. Here guests will meet their pilot and set off on their journey, following the breathtaking landscapes of the Blue Nile Gorge to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lalibelaone of the most important holy cities in Ethiopia. At Lalibelaguests will explore the city's famous 12th century rock-hewn churches followed by a spectacular flight along one of the world’s deepest canyons, created by the Tekeze River. The helicopter will land in the Simien Mountains with plenty of time for a game-drive through Ethiopia’s highest mountain range, discovering local wildlife such as the gelada baboon. Accommodations for the next four nights will be at Gheralta Lodge, in the heart of Tigray.

The final days will be spent exploring the heart of Northern Ethiopia, where guests will revel in the natural beauty of the Danakil Depression. Also known as the Afar Triangle, Danakil Depression is one of the lowest points on Earth not covered in water. Here guests will discover acid lakes, salt pans and active volcanoes. Guests will also take a day to explore the ancient churches of the Tigray Region with a specialist guide. Only by helicopter is it possible to see the region's 8 most famous churches in a single day. After following the western wall of the Great Rift Valley the journey will end back in Addis Abba.

Highlights include:

  • Private helicopter guide with unrivaled knowledge of the area
  • Travelers exploring by helicopter see in 8 days what it would take months to see by road 
  • Unique regional animals including the gelada baboons, Ethiopian wolves and walia ibex in the Simien Mountains
  • Visit to the holy city of Lalibela and its famous churches, a UNSECO World Heritage Site
  • Visit active volcanoes and flyover the stunning scenery of Danakali Depression
  • Spontaneous and authentic interactions with local communities you meet along the way 

For a complete itinerary, please visit: http://www.extraordinaryjourneys.net/blog/ethiopia-by-helicopter/.

Pricing for this incredible adventure is $136,550 for two passengers and $142,200 for four passengers, excluding international flights. Upon arrival in Ethiopia, all meals, drinks, accommodations and activities are included. 

About Extraordinary Journeys

Run by an extraordinary mother-daughter team with over 40 years of combined safari knowledge, Extraordinary Journeys provides innovative and fun bespoke safaris for honeymooners, families and individual travelers to Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Congo. Mixing and matching safaris, camps, lodges, and villas, with travel by private planes, 4x4s, hot air balloons, elephant, camel and even horse, Extraordinary Journeys has planned over 1,000 trips to Africa and not one has been the same. They place their focus on knowledge, quality-personalized service and social responsibility.

For more information visit www.ejafrica.com.