Why an Expedition to Ethiopia?
Experience. Travel with Young Life to see Ethiopia up close: the country, the people, the ministry. Young Life Africa invites you and your family to have the trip of a lifetime.
Engage. Groups will be hosted by local staff & leaders, spending time alongside ministry outreaches in communities where Young Life is active and growing today. Personally see where leaders do ministry and witness how they show up in a teenager's life.
Explore. A new country. A different continent. Remote cultures. People and places where God is moving like never before.
Day 1: Arrive in Addis-Ababa. Be greeted by local Young Life staff and leaders. Transportation and accommodation arrangements made by your hosts.
Day 2: Explore the city of Addis-Ababa. Visit the National Museum of Ethiopia, Africa's largest open air market, and a take food tour to sample local Ethiopian cuisine. Experience a traditional coffee ceremony.
Day 3: Visit ministry sights where Young Life Clubs meet, walk alongside leaders as they visit kids, and be encouraged by the work being done here for the Kingdom.
Day 5: Fly to the northern region and discover some of the greatest historic treasures of Ethiopia. Tour the architectural wonders of the ancient Axum Obelisk and the 12th century rock hewn, purely Monolithic Church of Lalibela. Visit the medieval castles of Gonder and many other sites registered by UNSCO as world heritage sites.
Day 6: Tour the Debre Libanos monastery and Blue Nile Gorge.
Day 7: Experience the natural wonders of the Simien Mountains National Park amongst the vegetation and the endemic Gelada monkeys.
Day 8: Visit Young Life Camp or local ministry in northern Ethiopia and serve with local leaders as kids hear about Jesus.
Day 9: Visit the local markets and experience the culture of rural Ethiopia.
Day 10: Return to Addis-Ababa and travel home or embark on your next adventure. See available Trip Extensions below.