Ethiopia & its Main Attractions

  • Is a land of enchantment , Majestic landscape and Diverse Topography ranging from the peaks of Ras Dejen with a height of 4620m above sea level to Danakil region dipping – 116 M below sea level at Dalol near lake Asale
  • Has a history that goes back to the Old Testament and is a country with one of the richest histories on the African continent.
  • Has the longest archeological record of any country on earth. It is Cradle of man kind & home of “Dinqinesh “Lucy the world’s oldest known hominid skeleton 3.2 million years old was discovered here.
  • Is the land of the fabled queen of Sheba & home of the Ark of the Covenant.
  • Is the birth place of coffee & source of the famous Blue Nile River and Lake Tana.
  • Has diverse people with unique festivals, ceremonies and way of life
  • Has abundant and varieties of wild, bird and plant life
  • Is the only African country to have escaped European colonialism
  • Retained much of its cultural identity: its own particular language & script, food & drink, church and saints, calendar & clock

Ethiopia & its Main Attractions

The Historic route covers some of the main Tourist destinations of

  • Axum with its amazing carved mysterious obelisks is a site of ancient Civilization
  • Lalibela with its famous rock-hewn churches is a site of 8th wonders of the world
  • Gondar tucked under the foothills of Semein Mountain has intriguing castles and palaces from the 17th & 18th Centuries.
  • Tigray Rock Hewn churches with concentration of best kept secret churches carved into relatively inaccessible cliff faces,
  • Bahir dar offers the base to explore Lake Tana Monasteries and Blue Nile River
  • Harar the 4th sacred holy city of Muslims has old mosques, shrines and colorful market and hyena feeding ritual.

Danakil Region:

Found to the east of the Tigraian highlands is officially listed as the hottest place on earth and covers the main tourist destinations of

  • Dalol Depression: known for its surreal multi hued field of sulphurous hot springs studded with steaming conical vents, strange ripple like rock formations.
  • Lake Asale and camel caravans: a site of traditional salt mining activity and it also consists of hundreds of afar cameleers.
  • Erta ale: ranks as one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia.

The southern Circuits covering the main destinations of

Ethiopia & its Main Attractions

  • Rift Valley lakes and national parks is one of the best destinations for exploring wild life and nature. Lakes Ziway, Abyata – shala, Langano, Awasa and Chamo are some of the known birding Destinations and many other aquatic creatures. The Konso Cultural land scape listed as one of the world heritage sites, Bale Mountain national park protecting some of the country’s endemic mammalian life such as Mountain Nyala, Menelik Bush buck, Ethiopian Wolf, is a haven for nature enthusiasts.
  • South omo: is inhabited by a mosaic of fascinating people: some of these people living along Omo River such as the Mursi and Surma women lip stretchers, the Hammer Bull jumping initiation ceremony, the karo intricate body paintings offer visitors excellent opportunities of exploring people’s way of life in the past.