Ethiopian Adventure 2021 - Rally Round


1 – 27 November 2021

The first UK organised rally to visit Ethiopia

Discover ancient Ethiopia

Rally Round is thrilled to be taking the first ever classic and vintage car rally to stunning Ethiopia.

It is unbelievable how far Ethiopia has come since the images of the early 1980s. Over 26-days, we will journey across this incredible country, taking is as much of the landscape as possible.

Our own Doctor John Llewellyn has vast knowledge of the country and has worked with the team to create a spectacular route that incorporates the Blue Nile, the castles in Gondor, the Simien Mountains, and Lake Tana to name a few.

The Ethiopian Adventure will start and finish in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, the country’s largest city. From there, our route will cover approximately 4,800kms.

Because we want to focus on the journey and the amazing landmarks and sights to discover, this will be a non-competitive event and organised in the same vein as the Trans-Himalayan Adventure.

The accommodation will be the best hotel on offer as well as eco lodges and possibly one or two-nights camping.

Numbers for this event will be limited due to the restrictions on accommodation. This event is open to all vehicles. 

“A stupendous rally, really outstanding. Extremely well organised and action packed. An abiding memory will be of the great camaraderie and endless laughter.
We cannot think of a single thing that would have made it better”

Adrian & Barbara Shooter (1930 Ford Model A) – The Road to Mandalay Rally 2014

“Thank you for three unforgettable weeks, the mixture of laughter, friendship, culture, history, driving and fun. What a cocktail!”


Xavier del Marmol & Ines Bodmer (1937 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe) – The Thunder Dragon Rally 2015

“Retro-Speed magazine can thoroughly recommend Paris-Madrid. A great event and great fun but still a challenge. We enjoyed every minute”

Peter Baker (1939 Citroen Traction Avant) – Paris-Madrid Rally 2014

“Words cannot express how amazing this rally was – truly a once in a lifetime experience!”

David & Adele Cohen (1931 Ford Model A) – The Thunder Dragon Rally 2015

“What a trip! Another fantastic Rally Round effort – seamless logistics, excellent route and wonderful activities. Once again you and your team created a superb experience. We had a fantastic time in Japan and we look forward to our next outing!”

Paddy Walker & team (1937 Buick Coupe) – The Samurai Challenge 2017

“This wonderful rally will live long in the memory”

Octane magazine – Paris-Madrid Rally 2013

“The best, most exciting rally we have ever done”

Xavier del Marmol & Ines Bodmer (1937 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe) – The Road to Mandalay Rally 2014

“A fantastic rally – we thoroughly enjoyed it!”

Ries & Lenie Oostlander (1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S) – The Samurai Challenge 2017



Rally Round COVID-19 Pandemic Notice

Due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on international travel, closures of borders and no expected dates of safe travel, the Ethiopian Adventure 2021 rally will not be running