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The specialist international beekeeping organisation

BfD Bee Safari to Ethiopia 2019


2 - 12 November 2019

A Bees for development event

Total price: £2,400 (£300 deposit required upon booking)

This Safari is now fully booked


Our Ethiopian Safari will comprise ...

... a meander 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. 


This safari is not limited to beekeepers, and is suitable for anybody who is interested in bees. 


The price includes:

  • Good quality accommodation with all meals; breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • All local travel, including 3 internal flights from Addis to Gondar, 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!)


Download the itinerary


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


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