Ethiopia and the Omo Valley

The Omo Valley of southern Ethiopia is one of the last undiscovered places in the world. Three of Ethiopia’s eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites are found here and more than 200,000 people representing many different ethnic groups call the area home. Here you will...

The Wonders of the Horn of Africa!

Ethiopia, formerly called Abyssinia, is one of the oldest Christian countries in the world. Perched atop Africa’s highest plateau, the country is protected by forbidding deserts and tropical lowlands. Despite its apparent mountainous isolation, Ethiopia has long been...

Rock-hewn churches at Lalibela, Ethiopia

After spending most of the day walking the narrow, rock-cut passageways below ground level that characterize the northern group of churches in Lalibela, it seems odd to have wide-open space and mountain air surrounding us as I stroll toward the Church of St. George,...

Bob Brier’s new book on Egyptomania

Are you an Egyptophile at heart?  Well, Bob Brier – Far Horizons study leader for our trips to Egypt and Sudan – just published a new book that will validate your passion for all things Egyptian.  Egyptomania tells the long and vast story of how the world...