Explore the dense, lush forest on the Zege Peninsula. Hiking and walking trails lead you through the undergrowth in this, one of the few intact indigenous forests in northern Ethiopia. Let your senses rejuvenate in the green paradise where brilliant red wild coffee cherries catch your eye and the calls of vervet monkeys, parrots and hornbills are music to your ears. The forest is alive, and in the now, but emerging into small clearings, you can discover the monasteries and churches that are our links back to an ancient world. Peek through the trees to catch glimpses of the lake and stretching beaches. Soak up the timeless charm of the village of Zege, learn about the warm and welcoming culture of its inhabitants with their traditional round houses and beautiful handicrafts.