September 2013
Contact: Arnelle Kendall
Telephone: (561) 330-0850

Discover Timeless Ethiopia with African Travel, Inc.
~ An Unforgettable Journey through an Extraordinary Country ~

Ethiopia encompasses a virtual time capsule of humanity’s most ancient history, from mankind’s first migration out of Africa to the biblical account of Sheba. The archeological treasures in Addis Adaba alone make Ethiopia one of the most fascinating destinations in Africa, if not the entire world. African Travel, Inc. is excited to offer Ethiopia as a new destination for 2014 with Timeless Ethiopia, a 10-day sojourn through time.Follow in the three-million-year-old footsteps of Lucy and man’s earliest ancestors in Addis Adaba. Discover the great civilizations of the ancient Axumite Abyssinian Kingdom, dating back more than 3,000 years. Relish the country’s natural beauty and wildlife, from its Afroalpine highlands and the Great Rift Valley to its lush jungles and savannahs teeming with game. Explore the truth behind the “Lost Ark of the Covenant” reputedly hidden in Axum and delve into the 13th-century “New Jerusalem” Coptic Christian churches carved deep into Lalibela’s monolithic red rock. Enjoy dinner, coffee and timeless stories with the friendly Ethiopians and be charmed by the Simien National Park’s gelada baboons. This historical journey into Timeless Ethiopia will surely touch your heart and provide a lifetime of memories.





According to Jim Holden, President of African Travel, Inc.: “African Travel, Inc. now offers inquisitive travelers interested in learning more about the world an opportunity to visit Ethiopia. This is the place where early man is represented by the remains of Lucy who lived 3.2 million years ago, the place Rastafarians call home, and where the Emperor Haile Selassie, a direct descendant of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, kept lions as pets at his palace. Visit Ethiopia and you’ll tell amazing stories about a place in the world very few people get to visit.”Timeless Ethiopia—10 Days from $5,395 per person, land only, based on double occupancy.Highlights

  • EXPLORE the ruined palace and bath of the Queen of Sheba and the sprawling 17th century castle compound of King Fasiledes.
  • DISCOVER Ethiopia’s natural beauty and wildlife when you visit Blue Nile falls and rugged Simien Mountain National Park.
  • EXPERIENCE the power of spiritual devotion as you view Lalibela’s 13th century Coptic churches, a holy pilgrimage destination and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • ENJOY authentic Ethiopia as you prepare dinner with a family and join in their age-old coffee ceremony.


1 Night Addis Ababa | 1 Night Bahir Dar | 1 Night Gondar | 1 Night Simien | 2 Nights Axum
1 Night Mekele | 3 Nights Lalibela
For more information and to book this Safari, contact your favorite Travel Professional, call African Travel, Inc. at (800) 421-8907, or visit www.africantravelinc.comCST 2071444-20

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About African Travel, Inc.
African Travel, Inc. creates personalized African safaris and adventures for today’s travelers seeking an experience of a lifetime. Established for over 37 years, and with more than 100,000 past travelers, African Travel, Inc. knows all the different ways to safari and how to match each individual client to their own unique experience.

Whether experiencing the great migration in the Serengeti, tracking mountain gorillas in Parc National des Volcans in Rwanda, gliding silently along the Zambezi River viewing wildlife from a canoe, learning desert survival skills from a bushman in the Kalahari in Botswana or sipping champagne while watching the sun descend into the Atlantic from a private balcony in Cape Town, We Know Africa.

African Travel, Inc. won distinction as a Top Safari Outfitter in Travel + Leisure’s 2012 World’s Best Awards and was nominated by Travel Weekly in their Readers’ Choice Awards as a Top Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter. National Geographic includes African Travel, Inc. in their list of “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth,” and African Travel, Inc. is listed as a Travel + Leisure Family Club Tour Partner. African Travel, Inc. is part of The Travel Corporation, whose US brands also include Trafalgar, Contiki, Brendan Vacations, Insight Vacations, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. In Africa, African Travel, Inc. is proud to have Thompsons Africa as its sister company with its extensive network of offices throughout the region. In addition to Thompsons Africa, African Travel, Inc. works closely with a network of highly rated lodge operators in Africa including Wilderness Safaris.

African Travel, Inc. shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of TravCorp USA, Inc. in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. In addition, TravCorp Financial Services Limited provides a guarantee of $20 million in respect of all customers traveling with African Travel, Inc.

About The TreadRight Foundation
The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in 2008 by The Travel Corporation (TTC) to undertake conservation work and foster sustainability in the tourism industry.

Collectively funded by TTC’s family of brands, TreadRight supports projects that fall under the themes of water, biodiversity, leadership and community, and which drive the foundation’s vision to preserve the earth’s unique environments and diversity for future generations.

To date, TreadRight has donated more than US $2 million to sustainable tourism projects around the world, in addition to supporting the World Travel & Tourism Council’s ‘Tourism for Tomorrow’ awards. To find out more about the foundation visit:



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