Ethiopia vegan tour
£1695 excluding flights
Description of Ethiopia vegan tour
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
1 Reviews of Ethiopia vegan tour
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 17 Jan 2020 by Eleanor Shelburne
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
We loved the Gelada monkeys in Simien Mountains the very best. Other
highlights were having a fruit layered drink with Eskinder, eating injera with lots of different dishes at Ben Ababa restaurant in Lalibela and the spectacular high altitude views.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Try to figure out how to tip drivers and guides (including museum and church
guides) as I am not sure we ever really figured out what was an appropriate
amount. Trekking is amazing but rigorous and rustic- we left our big bags
at the lodge and brought smaller bags to spare the donkeys. We saw
afterwards that LaLibela lodge offered gear rental (though we never checked
what was available) and given the cold at night- this could prove useful if you don’t want to pack heavy gear.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Mostly this trip helped the local tourism economy.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
We had a great time, thanks!
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetInside the parks, we have various rules in place to help maintain them as a space and haven for wildlife. We encourage walks or on mules back than car trips and we have a policy of ‘no noise’ inside the parks thus discourage using car horn, music, or any similar cause of disturbance to the wildlife. We also have a policy of ‘No light pollution’ inside the parks other than necessity, especially artificial lighting in outdoor areas. We like to avoid disturbance to wildlife and also to keep the stars visible.
We have a ‘Travelers Code of Conduct’ to help travelers aware what is expected from them. This includes for example, a “no litter” policy on our trips as a whole thus we do not encourage plastic bags or other litter. Instead we advise travelers to use reusable and bio-degradable materials.
We limit our group to a smallest possible size not one that burdens on the local environment. As a scarce resource, we have a policy of ‘economic use of water’ that discourages wastage, care and safeguard it from pollutants.
PeopleWe encourage travelers to have direct conversations with the locals as it gives the chance for a cultural exchange and learn about each other.
We also advise our travelers to buy local produces and souvenirs instead of throwing money to beggars as this encourages a culture of dependence.
During camping trips, we prepare food and we use fresh local produces which supports the local economy directly. We don’t normally use imported canned foods unless the situation forces us. We buy the vegetables and other items direct from farmers or families who grow them in their backyard.
In the parks, we employ the farmers as scouts and support crew. We use restaurants or hotels that are owned by the locals and/or those that employ the locals.
Every year we make direct financial contribution to projects that support children and on their education. We donate learning materials and foot balls and valley balls especially to rural schools that have less access.