Ethiopia Tours 2010

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Our Vision

Mogilee is the lodge and touring group started by the Kulanu ambassador in Addis Ababa, Sam Taddesse, and his wife Menbi. We are dedicated to tourism excellence through a commitment to the betterment of the Jewish communities around Addis Ababa andNorth Shewa. All elements of Mogilee are designed for the utmost comfort of the guest and to support the Ethiopian Jewish community.

Furnishings inside the lodge were built using leather materials purchased from the Jewish tannery located in Chefe, North Shewa. The beautifully designed chairs, cushions, and couches are products of a collaboration between the artful eye and design talents of Menbi Taddesse, and the leather material treated and dyed by the Chefe craftsmen.

The gift shop, located on the Mogilee Lodge property, is filled with exquisite crafts made locally by the surrounding Jewish communities. This provides a market for handmade jewelry, including stars of David, beautifully crafted menorahs, hand-woven blankets and scarves, clay coffee pots and Kiddush cups, as well as leather goods.

In addition to providing a lodging place, Mogilee offers a variety of tours providing guests with unparalleled access to all that Ethiopia has to offer. Sam and Menbi have created tours specifically to learn about the Jewish communities, where interested guests can see firsthand how and where the crafts are made, while visiting and meeting with the indigenous Ethiopian Jews. The guests can visit the first openly Jewish synagogue in Kechene, Ethiopia started by the Ethiopia North Shewa Zionist Organization (ENSZO), while learning about their history and optionally participating in a Shabbat service. In addition to touring the Kechene workshops and temple, visitors can also elect to choose to visit the Jewish communities of the North Shewa region of Ethiopia, located approximately an hour's drive from Mogilee, and see the blacksmiths and tanneries.

COME AND EXPLORE WITH US, THE ANCIENT JEWISH KINGDOM OF ETHIOPIA, WHICH HAS THE OLDEST AND LARGEST INDIGENOUS JEWISH POPULATION IN THE WORLD OUTSIDE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL.

Mogilee Tour Schedule

January 4th - January 10th, 2010
Kechene/ Adadi Maryam / Melka Konture Tour
January 11th - January 22nd, 2010
Historic/ Jewish Interest Tour
January 23rd - February 5th, 2010
Omo Valley Cultural/ Wildlife Tour
Bale National Park/ Awash National Park/ Harrar Tour
More Info
Travel Information and Online Resources Regarding Ethiopia

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