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The specialist international beekeeping organisation

Beekeeping and Honey Safari to Ethiopia

Ethiopia

15-24 November 2018 Ethiopia

A Bees for development event

This unique Safari will take you through the ancient highlands of northern Ethiopia, where you will visit the rock churches of Lalibela - named after King Lalibela whose sovereignty was heralded by a swarm of bees at birth. You will witness the richness of beekeeping culture in Ethiopia, meet beekeepers on the shores of Lake Tana and see how they make basket hives, learn Ethiopian swarm-catching methods - and you will also have the chance to hear how these lovely people work around the thousands of local plant species to nurture their bee colonies, not as a light-hearted hobby but as a means to escape destitution. There will be a unique opportunity to taste the famous Ethiopian honey wine, see some of the oldest churches in the world and visit the source of the Blue Nile.

Date: 15-24 November 2018

£2,200

BOOKING FORM | FULL ITINERARY

Proceeds from our Safaris help raise funds for our work in poverty alleviation and protecting bees and habitats.

The price includes:

  • Good quality accommodation with all meals; breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • All local travel, including 2 internal flights from Bahir Dar to Lalibela, and Lalibela to Addis
  • All visits detailed in the above itinerary;
  • Accompanied at all times by Local Guides and personnel from Bees for Development.

Not included:

  • International travel
  • Personal Insurance (travel and medical)
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Alcoholic drinks, tips and gratuities
  • (We will have plenty of opportunities to taste the famous Tej, Ethiopian honey wine!)

Please contact safari@beesfordevelopment.org or call 01600 714848 for more information. 

To book a space please visit our store

Young beekeeper in Derbanta, near Lake Tana.

email us: info@beesfordevelopment.org or call us in the UK: +44 (0)1600 714848

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