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Looking for people with whom to trek?

Happy trekkers on Mnt Abuna Yoseph, Wollo

Want to go on a trek but need a companion?

We have been thinking about linking solo trekkers who wish to have another person/people to join them to share costs, and be a companion on the trek.

On this post we will note down solo trekkers who are looking for others to join them. We will not post the contact info of clients or potential clients – only their name.

Start date – approx 23 June / 4 night trek / Abuna Yoseph mountain (behind Lalibela).  A great trek into the Afro Alpine,

Trekking in Meket

climbing the highest mountain in Ethiopia outside of the Simien and Bale mountains.      Ref Matthew Lloyd Thomas

Start date: 27 Oct  / 5 night trek / Eastern Meket /  client coming from Gondar  but (access from Gondar, Bahir Dar or Lalibela). Gondar, Bahir Dar or Lalibela). This trek is on the Meket escarpment outside Lalibela – a walk with great views over the lowlands to the north and along the escarpment. See the rural life of the farmers along the plateau .      Ref Annika Keller


Start date: 4 Nov / 4 night trek / Wof Washa forest on Rift Valley escarpment 140km N.E. of Addis Ababa. This is a stunning trek into

The forest & valley in early morning – Lik Marefya, Wof Washa forest

indigenous forest ranging from Erica Arboreal at high altitude to Juniper, Olive and Podocarps as you head lower down. Can be accessed with a drive (>3hrs) from Addis –  via Debre Berhan.         Ref Annika Keller 

If you are interested to join on ay of these treks or would like more details please contact,  copy to     Happy Trekking!



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Danakil trip – places available

Ertale Volcano

The caldera on Ertale – feel the heat of a live volcano

Tesfa Tours is running two Danakil trips in September.

Each is a 2 night / 3 day adventure taking in the desert with the stunning mineral deposits and Erta Ale volcano with the active lava lake.

The first departure date is 4 September from Mekele / returning on 6th September in the afternoon.

potash and sulpher deposits

Spectacular mineral deposits at Dalol

The second trip will run starting on 28th September and return on 30 September.

Both start and end in Mekele and can include airport pickup and drop off.

We have excellent Toyota Hardtop landcruisers and experienced drivers who regular drive on Danakil trips, a first rate guide and a very good cook.

Tesfa Tours own 4WDs in Dalol

The maximum number of clients on a trip is eight! Which keeps it small, personal and flexible to your needs.

For more information please contact

For a complete holiday why not add a couple of days walking in the mountains of Eastern Tigray after your Danakil safari?



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Join a Tesfa Community trek 2nd part of May

photo of Ras Dashen while on a Tesfa Trek in Simiens, curtesy of Kevin Rushby

photo of Ras Dashen while on a Tesfa Trek in Simiens, curtesy of Kevin Rushby

We have one male American client flying into Ethiopia in mid May who would like to do a trek at the new Simien village guesthouses (but would also be happy to trek on other routes). He is looking for someone to team up with.

If you would also like to do some trekking in stunning scenery please contact us to arrange your trip.

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