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Encounter Ethiopia

A Special Experience for iDE Supporters

We invite you on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Ethiopia in an intimate setting. Led by iDE’s local staff and joined by a small group of like-minded people, your journey will include:

  • A 2,000-year-old World Heritage site
  • The bustling national capital of Addis Ababa
  • Traditional dancing from regional tribes

Access an inside view of iDE programs that work with small scale farmers to adopt climate-smart practices and increase their incomes. Explorers will support iDE in Ethiopia and our work to generate lasting impact on the very poor. 

The trip at a glance

What: An exclusive tour of Ethiopia, curated by iDE’s expert Ethiopian staff. Options for a short trip (6 days) and a longer trip (10 days).

When: 2019 (specific dates under consideration)

Where: From ancient sites to remote villages. Addis Ababa, Lalibela, Wolaita, Langano, and Ziway.

Who: A group of intrepid travelers, led by iDE’s Ethiopian staff and our global leadership.

6-Day Itinerary

Thursday, Oct 17 - Arrive in Addis Ababa

Friday, Oct 18 - iDE Welcome Ceremony, explore Addis Ababa, traditional dinner and dancing

Saturday, Oct 19 - Drive to Lake Ziway and visit local farmers

Sunday, Oct 20 - Visit Lake Lagano on the way to Wolaita for a presentation with iDE staff and field visit to meet farming families

Monday, Oct 21 - Visit two projects near Wolaita

Tuesday, Oct 22 - Drive back to Addis Ababa

Wednesday, Oct 23 - Depart Addis Ababa

10-Day Itinerary

In addition to above:

Wednesday, Oct 23 - Fly to Lalibela, visit rock-cut churches dating from the 12th and 13th centuries

Thursday, Oct 24 - Continue tour of Lalibela and its ancient history

Friday, Oct 25 - Fly back to Addis Ababa

Saturday, Oct 26 - Depart Addis Ababa

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Karol at