Fly off and discover the delight of the Abyssinian high plateaus from above. RasRobeenTours gives you the opportunity to combine Ethiopia’s cultural and historical highlights with the ultimate adventure of paragliding.
Even though Ethiopia is not yet very well known for Paragliding, flyers have been coming for more than 10 years to explore the country’s spectacular scenery and landscapes providing great-speed flying potential above large clear fields, sleep sloping terrain, canyons and numerous flying sites.
We are cooperating with very experienced guides to combine cultural, historical and paragliding destinations. Our tour guides are specialized in accessing sites for paragliding, dealing with local authorities and will ensure that you have a well organized trip.
Level required: Our staff has vast knowledge of the country and its flying sites; however none of them are paraglide pilots. Thus travellers that wish to paraglide need to have a brevet of confirmed or equivalent pilot, and master techniques of landing to all types of possible relief. For those wishing for guided tours by professional European pilots, please contact us.
Security: Rescue helicopter are available from Addis Ababa and Hawasa
Best time for flying: December until February.
Take off: sloping take-off in all direction
Altitude: 2,500m canyon
Take off: sloping, different launching
Landing: top landing
Altitude: 3,200m dormant volcano lake
Take off: any direction
Take off: different launching, road access
Landing: bomb-out fields, flights to Lalibela (30km) possible
Take off: west-facing cliff take off, 1 hour hike
Landing: near town, flight to Gashena (30km) possible
Altitude: 4,200m mountain
Take off: launches in all directions, facing in all directions, few hours walk
Landing: plentiful landing areas
Please contact RasRobeenTours so that we can offer you an itinerary with the perfect mix of paragliding and sightseeing.