Ethiopia Tour 2017 *Charged in USD. AUD price quoted is approx. AUD equivalent.

Cost: $9,500 USD
Maximum event size:1-11 people
23 Oct - 8 Nov

About the event:

It is an open secret that Ethiopia is endowed with some of the most unique sites on the African continent. Today Ethiopia boasts of more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country in Africa.

This unique photo tour offers a great opportunity to experience the best of Ethiopia alongside two professional photographers with access to an array of Canon cameras and lenses throughout the trip.

Learn how to take great travel photos in a fun environment with like-minded people.  You will be taught how to capture great portraits as well as learning how to photograph wildlife, landscapes and difficult interiors of the rock hewn churches. Improve your composition, lighting and speed of photographing in a challenging environment.

The tour is for people interested in photography no matter what level you are currently at.

This small group tour has been designed for keen amateur photographers and anyone with a passion for photography.  Learn tips and tricks from a professional travel photographer who has worked for many of the top magazines both in Australia and overseas.  


Highlights of the journey include:

The lively capital Addis Ababa, Bahar Dar, including the Blue Nile falls and ancient monasteries on Lake Tana, Lalibela's rock-hewn churches, Gelada baboons near Gondar, Simien Mountains & Gondar Castle and the unique southern tribes of the Omo Valley.

The East African country of Ethiopia, located on the ancient continent's horn, is becoming an exciting new destination for photographers. Join Valerie Martin and the Canon Collective in visiting this country with our cameras.

As a professional photographer who specialises in travel, we'll explain the creative techniques required to capture beautiful images of the rustic architecture, extreme landscapes and spectacular waterfalls, lively marketplaces and unique wildlife.

We'll immerse ourselves within the culture and master the challenging environments found in Orthodox Christian monasteries and churches.

We'll also advise on camera fundamentals and elaborate on what's necessary to capture the photos you want.

Accompanied by two professional photographers Valerie Martin Dip in Professional Photography London and Canon Collective Ambassador Jenn Cooper you'll have access to the latest Canon cameras and lenses for the duration of the tour as well as individual photography workshops to cater for all levels and designed for your particular group.

Accessing remote destinations in both the north and south of the country, the tour often flies by aircraft so there's more time to take photos that have impact.

The tour is open to photography enthusiasts with or without experience, and all photos will be critiqued.

This 17-day, 16-night journey is a great way to gain professional insights into travel photography while sharing a sense of adventure with like-minded enthusiasts. Take away the knowledge and experience that can be applied anywhere in the world.

Partners and friends are also invited and activities related to other interests will be organised.


For more information please visit Valerie Martin's website here. 

Event cost:

The cost is US$9,500 per person twin share (or the equivalent in AUD at the time of making payment). This price excludes international flights, travel insurance, visa, and lunches.

A single supplement of US$1300 applies for a single room. Please note this is on a first come, first serve basis as there is a limited supply of single rooms in some areas. Single people who are happy to share can do so with someone of the same gender.

Tour costs are in US dollars.

Payment can be made by direct deposit (bank details supplied on request)


Terms of Payment:

* A non refundable deposit of US$2500 at the time of submitting a completed Registration Form and a Canon Deed Poll Form.
* A second non refundable deposit of US$2500 due on or before 24 February 2017
* A final deposit with the remaining balance of US$4,500 due on or before 24 July 2017
* Single supplement US$1300 also due with the remaining balance if applicable.

For more details about payment and trip highlights, click here

This tour is expected to fill quickly as its peak season and some of the accommodation gets booked out way in advance. The countryside in October is lush and green after months of rain and the temperature is cooler then, making it a perfect time of the year to visit. If you would like to register or have any questions, please contact Valerie Martin at or on 0410 166 329 and she will be happy to chat with you in depth about the trip.  

Valerie has been taking people on photo tours to Ethiopia since 2010 and finds it to be one of the most amazing countries she has ever visited.

Useful information: 

17 days Ethiopia Itinerary 

Registration Form

Canon Deed Poll Form.

Jenn Cooper Ethiopia