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Top quality adventure - unique discovery tour
26 life-changing days, departs Australia 05 May 2021
Ethiopia and Uganda, located in north eastern Africa and in close proximity, are both massively misunderstood by Australians. Most of us recall with horror the dreadful famine of Ethiopia and the brutal regime of Idi Amin in Uganda, but both of these traumatic events were more than 30 years ago.
Today, both countries share surprising economic growth and political stability. They are both land-locked 'gems' of the African continent that offer breathtaking scenery, outstanding cultural experiences, and wildlife.
Ethiopia has the richest historical heritage in Africa. There's a sense of 'otherness' about Ethiopia that is quite intoxicating. It is the only sub- Saharan country with tangible historical remnants stretching back to the ancient Mediterranean civilisations and was the only country to emerge uncolonised from the 19th century 'Scramble for Africa'.
Culturally, historically and scenically, Ethiopia is an extraordinary experience, confounding every expectation. Travellers often arrive expecting poverty, finding instead a vibrant colourful country marked by a sense of infectious pride in its history and culture.
Winston Churchill famously referred to Uganda as the Pearl of Africa - how true! Astride the Equator, the country is home to a unique physical landscape of rivers, lakes and stunning mountains, providing the ideal habitat for its diverse wildlife.
Where else but in this uniquely lush destination can you observe tree-climbing lions, track both chimpanzees and mountain gorillas through rainforest undergrowth, then navigate tropical channels teeming with hippos and spectacular birdlife? Less environmental pressures and tourist numbers make Uganda's natural conditions ideal for wildlife viewing.
Another highlight of Uganda is the source of the famous Nile River, exiting from Lake Victoria to begin the long journey northwards to the Mediterranean via Egypt. Discovered by John Speke in 1862, the source of the Nile is yet another experience to cherish. This exclusively designed tour provides a golden opportunity to be your very own modern day explorer.
Discover these two truly magnificent African 'gems', where you will be welcomed with heart-warming hospitality by the people, and experience the awesome grandeur of the environment.
Travel Masters looks forward to you joining them on what could truly be a life changing travel experience.
Why Travel Masters
With over 20 Years' Experience, Travel Masters boasts an award-winning team of highly qualified international consultants trained to assist you in all your travel needs.
Having travelled most continents of the world and experienced a number of the most diverse cultural backgrounds known to mankind, they offer clients a personalised approach to booking holidays, with extensive personal knowledge and understanding.
Travel Masters & The Travel Studio's™ tour escort Beth Malcolm is a champion of the travel industry and is well recognised in the travel and tourism sector as the past National Vice-President of the Australian Institute of Travel and Tourism, and as the two-time winner of the Australian Travel Management Award.
Travel Masters & The Travel Studio personally escort small groups to unique and culturally diverse destinations throughout the world, ensuring that each person on the tour has the experience of a lifetime. Whether it's travelling to tourism meccas or exotic islands, you will be guaranteed a well organised, well paced and memorable holiday.
- Best Regional Travel Agency in Australia
- Australian Travel Centre of the Year
- State and National Awards for Excellence
- The World Famous Rock Churches of Lalibela
- The Mountain Gorilla of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Traditional Tribal People Of Omo Valley
- Meskel Festival Celebrations
- Gelada Baboons Of The Simien Mountains
- Royal Castles Of Gonder
- Cruise Lake Tana
- Wildlife Safaris – Uganda's Best National Parks
- Murchison Falls
- Cruising Kazinga Channel
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