Ark of the Covenant Expeditions & Axum Tours

Explore the historical Axum Empire on adventurous expeditions seeking the Ark of the Covenant.

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Our Ethiopia tours offer the chance to explore this Judeo-Christian country's Biblical history and archaeology. You will gain valuable insight into Ethiopia’s Judaeo history from an archaeological and church practice perspective..

Experience first-hand the rich culture of Ethiopia as you visit Christian sites including the suggested home of the Ark of the Covenant, Yeha Temple, and many hand-cut rock churches. Additionally, your jaw will surely drop as you witness breathtaking scenery like Lake Tana, Tana Kirkos & Daga Islands, the Grand Canyon of Africa, and the Rift Valley filled with exotic wildlife.

Explore the ancient Empire of Axum (the Kingdom of Aksum). Enjoy an ancient celebration that’s been practiced since the time of King David. Explore Lalibela – a UNESCO World Heritage Site with magnificent archaeological finds.

Learn with us of richness in understanding why the Queen of Sheba's visit to Israel at the time of King Solomon holds a mystery for us all. Here is an article in Biblical Archeology Review to back up the historical Biblical record and the record in Ethiopia’s ancient texts – including the Kebre Negast and the ancient site at Axum that was her palace.

For more information about the 2024 Ethiopia tour, call us today at 1-888-771-8717 or email us at [email protected].

Join us as we combine the adventure of an African safari, the mystery of following the route of the Ark of the Covenant, the truth of seeing God’s Word come to life in the people of Axum, Ethiopia, and the joy of attending a festival that has been celebrated since the Ethiopian eunuch of Jesus’ time.

Available Ethiopia Africa Tours:


Ethiopia 2025 | Ark of the Covenant Expedition & Timket Festival | Dr. Yohannes Zeleke & Rhonda Sand

January 16-25, 2025
With Dr. Yohannes Zeleke & Rhonda Sand
Per Person


Learn more about the unique sites and locations you can visit and explore on our Ethiopia tours!


Visit the ancient Christian city of Axum (also known as Aksum). See the world’s tallest steles, the church of the Ark of the Covenant, the Queen of Sheba’s Bath, and the Tomb of Bazen.

Axum Ethiopia Landscape Panorama


Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lalibela with its ancient rock-hewn churches. Referred to as 'New Jerusalem' - the location is a unique Judeo-Christian pilgrimage destination.

Lalibela Rock Hewn Church in Ethiopia
Lake Tana Islands and Boatman


Explore a remote island called Tana Kirkos on Lake Tana. See the altar where the Ark of the Covenant sat. Stop at ancient monasteries and fishing villages that are still utilizing ancient practices.

Axum Ethiopia Bible in Colorful Church


Visit the Debre Damo monastery upon a flat-top mountain in Tigray. Use leather straps to scale the side of the mountain and see legendary Christian relics!

Learn More About Biblical Ethiopia:

Meet EBC Interview with Rhonda Sand

Meet EBC Interview with Rhonda Sand

Rhonda Sand was interviewed by ETV in Addis regarding travel developments in Biblical Ethiopia.
Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia

Experience an Ark of the Covenant Christian Tour in Ethiopia

Experience the adventure of following the route of the Ark of the Covenant through Ethiopia on a Christian tour exploring the Biblical history of Ethiopia.
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Operation Solomon: 14,000 Jews Return from Ethiopia

The Jews of Ethiopia Return Home And they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall scatter them among the nations, and disperse them in the countries. – Ezekiel 12:15 On May 25, 1991, a lost people were transported back to their ancient home. More than 14,000 Ethiopian Jews were returned to the Holy…
Work in Ethiopian Archaeology continues to help grow our Biblical knowledge

The “Sleeping Beauty” of Ethiopian Archaeology

The Secrets of Ethiopian Archaeology Continue to Expand our Understanding Explore the secret tomb of a wealthy mystery woman known as Sleeping Beauty in the remote country of Ethiopia with legendary Biblical explorer Bob Cornuke. In the Gheralta plateau in Ethiopia, an archaeologist searched for the history of the Queen of Sheba and made an…
Herodian Blocks at Yeha

Herodian Stones at Former Ethiopian Jewish Temple

On one of our trips to Ethiopia, we visited Christian sites like a Sabean (Sheba) Temple that was built in 700 BC; later on it was converted to a Jewish Temple. In around 600 AD, the then Jewish Temple was used as a Christian Church. However, the baptismal pool remains today. Pastor Stan Felder above…
Ancient Ethiopian Manuscript Holy Book

Ethiopia: Earliest Known Illuminated Biblical Scripts Found

An ancient monastery in Northern Ethiopia has revealed the earliest known illuminated Biblical Gospel manuscripts. The Biblical scripts have not left the tiny monastery since they were written between 330 and 650 AD. This carbon dating was conducted in Oxford in late 2010. There had been a 1500-year old oral tradition associating the Gospels with…
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Ancient Manuscripts in Egypt & Ethiopia Still Relevant Today

Christian Manuscripts in Egypt and Ethiopia from 110 AD In 1886-1887 the Apocalypse of Peter manuscript or the Revelation of Peter was found north of Luxor, Egypt. Luxor is an area known for its many sites, like monasteries and churches, for the early church in Egypt. It was written in 110 AD. Another Apocalypse of…
Bob Misgana and Rhonda Featured

Shepherds of Ancient Biblical Practices

Thousands of members of the Beta Israel community, also known as Ethiopian Jews, celebrated a unique holiday at the end of November. Traditionally on Sigd Holiday, the community fasts for a day during which they meet in the morning.

Ark of Covenant stone discovery discussed by Aksum museum curator

On September 29 2010, Aksum (Axum) museum curator Tewdros Abreham discussed the recent discovery of a stone that was unearthed under Dungur Palace (Queen of Sheba Palace). The altar or stone most likely was the first used for the Ark of the Covenant’s arrival in Ethiopia when Menelik and the Levite priests sons brought the…

Uncovering the Mystery of Melchizedek in Ethiopia

Evidence of Melchizedek, the most mysterious Biblical man mentioned in the Bible, has been uncovered in our travels throughout Ethiopia and Israel. Back in 2016, we had an exciting time in Israel with Bob Cornuke of BASE Institute.  There were many elements of discovery unveiled on this trip, one of which may lead to archaeological…

What Can You Expect On Our Ethiopia Tours?

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    Authentic Locations

    Visit unique and truly authentic historical sites along your journey!

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    Luxury Accommodations

    Rest comfortably in luxurious hand-selected first-class hotels!

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    Flexible Flights

    Adaptable airfare with group air discounts or purchase your own tickets!

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    Christian Care

    Our Christian travel experts handle all the fine details of your travel!

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    Exceptional Teachers

    Each tour is led by a world-renowned teacher of Biblical history!

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    Bible Study

    Each stop on your tour will be supported by in-depth Bible study!

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    Christian Fellowship

    Make new friends and fellowship with other Christians!

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    Designed for Christian singles, seniors, couples, and families alike!