Popular Tours to Axum
The tours below showcase just some of what is possible in Axum. In Ethiopia, nothing is set in stone. Use these itineraries as starting points, or to draw inspiration. Then get in touch, and let our expert team help craft the perfect itinerary for you.
Explore the Simien Mountains from a luxury lodge perched high in the escarpment, discover the architectural remains of ancient civilisations, and watch the sun set over the sandstone cliffs of Tigray. The Historic North Circuit is a flagship itinerary in…
- 12 Days
Fusing history, culture, landscapes and wildlife along a perfectly paced circuit, this trip is a synthesis of the very best experiences on offer in Ethiopia’s northern highlands. Explorations of the ancient cities Axum, Gondar, Bahir Dar and Lalibela are broken…
- 12 Days
This trip packs in a myriad of history, culture and some of the best scenery in Africa. Explore the palaces of Gondar, the world-famous rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, and the sweeping plateaus of the Simien Mountains. Leave enough time either…
- 7 Days
How to visit Axum
Most visitors spend just one night in Axum, as you only need one day to explore the main sites of the town.
The major attraction of the town are the obelisks, ancient grave markings of the Axumite empire. These incredible structure rise dozens of metres into the sky, and the history of their construction (and subsequent theft by the Italians and repatriation) is fascinating.
Another popular site in Axum - and one that adds to the general mystique of the town -is the church that supposedly houses the Ark of the Covenant. Entrance into the church is forbidden, so you'll have to take your guide's word for it...
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