Ethiopia offers travellers a vast range of historical, cultural and adventure options. The dramatic scenery, rich biodiversity of the Nationals parks, UNESCO world heritage sites, and some of the world’s best secrets. The majestic Siemen and Bale Mountains have a wealth of endemic wildlife. At the same time, the historical sites range from the atmospheric rock-hewn churches of Lalibela to the towering stelae of Aksum and castles in Gondar.
Ethiopia’s history and culture go back to the dawn of time. And is a true melting pot of religions. A wonderful assembly of timeless and picturesque monasteries, mosques and rock-hewn churches, many of which are still in use today, can be found all over Ethiopia’s northern and central regions. These play host to the colourful array of Christian and Islamic festivals is topped by the Meskel Ceremony held in Addis Ababa and Timkat in Gondar.
Ethiopia offers a diverse range of national parks for the more adventurous traveller. Ethiopia is a land of impressive landscapes, whose varied scenic highlights range from the jagged peaks of the Simien Mountains and chiasmic Blue Nile Gorge to the active lava lakes of the Danakil and bare sandstone cliffs of eastern Tigray.
Ethiopia has an impressive array of wildlife besides the normal safari animals travellers have come to expect to see in Africa; Ethiopia is home to unique species such as the Ethiopian wolf (the world’s rarest dog), the Walia ibex (Africa’s only indigenous goat) and the bizarre grass-eating gelada baboon. It is one of Africa’s top birdwatching destinations with more than 860 species, including 18 found nowhere else.
Ethiopia has everything an African holiday could have!
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