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Ethiopia is enormous, extremely diverse and is one of the least explored countries on the planet. Tourism is on the rise as travellers begin to recognise the country’s magnificent natural beauty, rich history, diverse cultures, and unique travel experiences. The aroma of roasting coffee and incense from every street corner; unique and tasty food; ancient churches; breathtaking mountains in the north; walled cities in the east; lush tropical forests in the west and of course the famous ancient tribes in the south. There really is nowhere else like it in the world.    

Ethiopia is a destination that will inspire even the most experienced travellers! It’s not a journey for the faint-hearted or luxury-lovers and will appeal to the more intrepid souls. Infrastructure for international tourism is still in its infancy and English is not very widely spoken, but the sites and experiences the country can offer are unparalleled.  Visit before everyone else does!    


  • Ethiopia boasts 13 months of sunshine! There’s an extra month in the Ethiopian calendar.
  • Ethiopia means “Land of people with sun-burnt faces”.
  • The country spans 1,100,000km.
  • Ethiopia was never colonised and it shows.
  • There are 83 different languages, with up to 200 dialects spoken. The national language is Amharic, and where the volunteer project is located, the language is Hamar.
  • The majority of Ethiopians eat ‘Injera’, made from an indigenous grain called teff (a newly identified superfood!) and served with a variety of gorgeous sauces or wats. Meat, fish and veggie foods are tasty and can be quite spicy.
  • The favourite national drink is coffee, taken in a traditional ceremony where the beans are roasted and ground. Honey wine is also a popular traditional tipple.
  • The calendar is seven years and eight months behind the Western (Gregorian) calendar with Christmas being celebrated on January 7 and New Year on September 11.
  • The Ethiopian clock is similar to many equatorial countries and there is a six-hour difference between Ethiopian and Western time. This means Western 6:00 am is 12:00am Ethiopian time and 6pm Western time is 12 noon Ethiopian time.


  • Want to get the feeling you’re in REAL Africa? This is it. No tourist will be able to experience this part of the world quite like our volunteers - it’s a real privilege to get so far beyond the tourist routes.   
  • Whilst working with the Hamar tribe, you can venture off to explore and visit the other 14 tribes in the area in your free time.
  • Mago National Park is an unexplored wilderness with many of the Big Five.
  • Addis Ababa has lots of excellent restaurants and museums.
  • The North is the popular historical tourist circuit and the Simien Mountains are great for hiking. 


Fly internationally to Addis Ababa airport and we will have helped organise your domestic flight to Arba Minch. It’s good to arrive with Ethiopian Airlines if possible because your domestic flights are far cheaper as a result! From Arba Minch we’ll take you overland down to the Omo Valley which is roughly a six hour trip - the journey is stunning.  


Family Group Volunteering

Project Impact:  Family

Destination: South Africa

Price from:  £ 550 | € 840 | US$ 995 |

If you have been dreaming about an African adventure holiday with your family but also want to integrate with local communities or assist with vital wildlife conservation efforts, we can help you create the ultimate family volunteering t...


High School Group Volunteering

Project Impact:  High School

Destination: South Africa

Price from:  £ 550 | € 840 | US$ 995 |

Are you looking for a safe and interactive group volunteering trip to Africa for students at your school? Let us put together a unique, once-in-a-lifetime volunteer adventure for your High School group, which will see you learning, explo...


University Group Volunteering

Project Impact:  University

Destination: South Africa

Price from:  £ 550 | € 840 | US$ 995 |

Are you looking for a safe and interactive group volunteering trip to Africa for students at your University which is shaped around your area of study? Let us put together a unique, once in a lifetime volunteer adventure for your Univers...

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Hamar Tribe Outreach, Ethiopia

Project Impact: Teaching & Education

Destination: Ethiopia

Price from:  £ 1278 |

Contribute invaluable ideas, time and skills to a real-life development project in Southern Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, home to the remote Hamar community. As a volunteer, you will gain a unique, once-in-a-lifetime insight into the challenges...