Photography Nomad Tour Ethiopia – 8 Days

  • 8 Days
  • Max Guests : 24
  • Difficulty : 8/10


Ensure to respect local customs and obtain permissions before photographing people, especially in tribal areas. Follow ethical photography practices and minimize your impact on the environment.


  • Campfire
  • Navigating
  • Photography

What to Expect

  • Diverse Subjects: Photograph historical sites, landscapes, wildlife, and diverse cultures.
  • Challenging Terrain: Be prepared for varied weather conditions and rugged terrains.
  • Local Interactions: Engage with locals for authentic portraits and cultural experiences.
  • Review Sessions: Daily photography review and guidance from your photography guide.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: Stay in comfortable hotels or campsites, as per the itinerary.


Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa


  • Arrive at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.
  • Meet your photography guide and transfer to the hotel.


  • After settling in, embark on a city tour capturing the vibrant markets, architecture, and daily life.
  • Welcome dinner with your photography group.

Day 2: Historic Route - Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar


  • Morning flight to Bahir Dar.
  • Capture the Blue Nile Falls, a majestic natural wonder.


  • Photograph the ancient monasteries on Lake Tana.
  • Sunset photography session by the lake.
  • Check-in at the hotel.

Day 3: Gondar - The Camelot of Africa


  • Travel to Gondar.
  • Explore the Royal Enclosure, capturing the medieval castles and architecture.


  • Document the vibrant Debre Berhan Selassie Church known for its murals.
  • Sunset photography at Fasil Ghebbi.

Day 4: Simien Mountains National Park


  • Drive to Simien Mountains National Park.
  • Capture the stunning landscapes and unique wildlife.


  • Document the dramatic scenery of the Simien Mountains.
  • Camping or lodging in the park.

Day 5: Axum - Ancient Kingdom


  • Travel to Axum, the ancient capital of the Aksumite Empire.
  • Photograph the obelisks, St. Mary of Zion Church, and historical sites.


  • Explore Queen of Sheba’s Palace and capture the ancient stelae.
  • Sunset photography at Dungur Palace.

Day 6: Lalibela - Rock-Hewn Churches


  • Fly to Lalibela.
  • Document the iconic rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.


  • Capture the unique architecture and religious rituals.
  • Sunset photography at one of the churches.

Day 7: Omo Valley - Tribal Portraits


  • Fly to Jinka, gateway to the Omo Valley.
  • Visit the indigenous tribes like Hamer, Mursi, and Karo, capturing their daily life.


  • Document tribal ceremonies and vibrant market scenes.
  • Evening photography session at a tribal village.

Day 8: Departure from Addis Ababa


  • Morning flight back to Addis Ababa.
  • Visit the Ethnological Museum and Merkato for final photography opportunities.


  • Farewell lunch with the photography group.
  • Free time for last-minute photography or shopping.
  • Depart from Bole International Airport.
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