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Travel Talk - Ethiopia Travel Evening - A Land of Contrasts

Wild Frontiers Adventure Travel

Wednesday 19th September 2018

18:30 – 20:30, The Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ
Tickets £12, (including a drink and a donation to the Wild Frontiers Foundation)

Join journalist and novelist, Sean Thomas, and Wild Frontiers experts, Jonny Bealby & Marc Leaderman to learn more about this fascinating land as we explore its diverse regions from the rugged peaks of the Simien Mountains in the historic north, where rock-hewn churches and castles have stood the test of time; to the Danakil Depression, one of the lowest, hottest and harshest environments on earth; and the lush valleys of the tribal Omo region in the deep south.

Journalist & Novelist, Sean Thomas
Sean Thomas is a journalist and novelist. Born in Devon, educated at University College London, he has written on art, politics, and history for many newspapers and magazines. He now specialises in travel for the Times and Sunday Times and wearing this hat, travelled into Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression with Wild Frontiers. On the evening, he will recall his adventure across the moon-like landscapes in the path of salt caravans to the rim of Erta Ale volcano.

Wild Frontiers Founder & MD, Jonny Bealby
Jonny will take you on a journey of Ethiopia’s historical north, a region he visited for the first time while riding his motorbike around Africa in the early 90s. Wild Frontiers has a long history with Ethiopia being the third country we ran group tours to 16 years ago. Jonny has revisited this fascinating country many times and holds Ethiopia and its people close to his heart. Hear more about our style of travel in Ethiopia.

Wild Frontiers Director of Operations, Marc Leaderman
Marc’s Ethiopia expertise covers north to south and east to west having led numerous group tours during his days on the road, along with running logistics and recce-ing and designing new itineraries. For this event he will concentrate on the south of the country and the lush Omo Valley. Whilst a fascinating region and home to many ethnic groups - from the Mursi, renowned for their lip-plates to the Hamer people famous for their bull jumping coming of age ceremony –we have had to tread carefully while developing tours through a very sensitive part of the world.

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