How to visit Axum

Axum is a fascinating historical town, found along the main northern circuit of Ethiopia. The town has an incredibly rich history, and your local guides can help bring this region to life for you. 

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...

Axum Tours

How it works

We can put together an itinerary to fit any time frame or budget. Whether you've got some fixed plans and need help with the detail, or don't know where to start, here's how we can help:

  1. We'll talk about your dream Ethiopia moments, how much time you have and your budget.

  2. We'll discuss any places to go or things to do that you've already got in mind and send you a few suggestions of our own.

  3. When you've decided what you want to see and do, we'll put together the perfect itinerary that covers all the destinations you're most excited about, and moves at just the right pace. We'll select the accommodations that are right for you, and we'll make any adjustments until you're confident its the perfect itinerary for you.

  4. When you're happy with your trip and the cost, we'll get your adventure set up, make all the bookings and reservations, and provide all the pre-travel information you need. 

  5. Once your on the ground in Ethiopia, we'll be here to look after you every step of the way. 

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