Africa & the Middle East News
Worthy cause - Simien Mountains Mobile Medical Service-UK
For the past seven years, Wendy Lovatt and her husband, Brian, have been running a medical project in Ethiopia called the Simien Mountains Mobile Medical Service (SMMMS). They started the project after trekking through the Simien Mountains with Mountain Kingdoms and seeing first-hand lack of basic medical care and health services available to rural communities.
Ethiopia - Open for business again
We are delighted that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have lifted their travel advice against visiting certain parts of Ethiopia. This means that we are now taking bookings again on our two superb holidays to this fascinating land.
An interview with Harry: Mountain Kingdoms newest summiteer
Congratulations Harry, just 8 months with Mountain Kingdoms and you’ve become a summiteer!
In February 2015, Mountain Kingdoms Administration Assistant Harry travelled to Tanzania to join our Summits of Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru trek. We sat down with Harry to ask him about his experience. Click here to read about Harry's success and the advice he gives for those looking to go on a strenuous trek.
Rough Guides’ Top Ten Destinations for 2014
Check out Rough Guides' Top Ten destinations for 2014 on their website. We're pleased to see that Ethiopia is number one! To be honest, we are not surprised when we see all the lovely images sent in to us by our clients.
Money off Morocco
The Moroccan High Atlas and Jebel Sahro mountain ranges offer fantastic trekking - and they lie just a short (budget) airline flight away from the UK. We've reduced the prices on our 2014 treks in Morocco, by up to £130. And if you'd prefer something more relaxing, consider our Taste of Morocco tour, reduced by £150.
See our Special Offers page for further details.
Mobile Medical Service - top of the class
Simien Mountains Mobile Medical Service, a charity which was set up by Mountain
Kingdoms client, Wendy Lovatt, is making good progress. The midwife students
are at the top of their class after their first year, with six more students
due to begin their studies at Gondar University in September, sponsored by the