Exotic and other-worldly are just some of the words used to describe Ethiopia, situated in the Horn of Arica. Visit Gondar, Ethiopia’s 17th-century capital, and Axum, the centre of the legendary empire of the Queen of Sheba. Experience Ethiopia’s outstanding natural beauty as you hike the breath-taking Simien Mountains or head north to the majestic Blue Nile and watch the waters plunge down towering cliffs. Marvel at the rock-hewn churches in Lalibela and travel to the southern Omo region, where more than two dozen indigenous tribes have lived isolated from the outside world for millennia. Ethiopia truly is a country of striking natural beauty and rich history.
5 Reasons We Love Ethiopia
Unique history and religion
Delicious coffee – and its birthplace!
Not your run of the mill African holiday
Adventurous trekking with donkeys in Simien Mountains
The only place in the world where you can see the Gelada monkey
Centuries ago, Lalibela was the Ethiopian capital. Today it is the heart of Ethiopian Christendom and a pilgrimage location. Take a journey around the rock- hewn churches, learning about extraordinary feats of ancient civilisations.
Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee
Coffee lovers, unite; the Ethiopian coffee ceremony is a wonder in itself. The almost two-hour event draws your full attention and encompasses all your senses. You will understand after this why Ethiopia produces some of the world’s finest coffee.
Discover the Beauty of the Simien Mountains
The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Simien Mountains National Park is one of Africa’s most beautiful mountain ranges. This massive plateau offers tough but rewarding trekking opportunities.
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During their recent trip to Ethiopia James Griswold and Trudy Jensen experienced a rather unique set of challenges that some have come to expect of the roads in deepest Africa. "Wherever we drove in Ethiopia, we found ourselves sharing the road with people and animals...