- Meet unique tribal groups and learn about their cultures
- Visit the medieval rock-hewn churches of Lalibela
- Hike in the Simien Mountains, home of Geladas
- Feel the heat at the Danakil Depression
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Ethiopia has a long history, stretching back to some 3 million years and is one of East Africa’s most popular cultural destinations. Ethiopia’s historic sites are wide-ranging and some of the most extensive in Sub-Saharan Africa. Considered the ‘Cradle of Mankind’ the oldest hominid remains were discovered in Ethiopia.
- Ethiopia is a landlocked country that lies in eastern Africa, between the Equator and the Tropic of Cancer, in a region known as the Horn of Africa.
- Amharic is the official national language of Ethiopia. English, Arabic, Italian and French are widely spoken by many Ethiopians. There are over 83 languages spoken throughout Ethiopia.
- Ethiopia can be visited all year. October to January is the most popular time to visit Ethiopia as the countryside is very green during the early part of the dry season. From February to May, the scenery becomes dryer and browner during this period.
Ethiopia's immense cultural, palaeontological and natural beauty is reflected in its tally of nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the most of any country in Africa. Eight of these nine sites are cultural, and one, the Simien Mountains National Park, is natural. Five other sites in Ethiopia are currently under consideration by UNESCO as Tentative World Heritage Sites. Ethiopia is filled with fascinating history, interesting tribal cultures, immersive religious festivals, and breath-taking mountains perfect for hiking and encountering wildlife.
Our team are always on the lookout for the best experiences Ethiopia has to offer, here are a few our favourites:
- Simien Mountains National Park
- Fasil Ghebbi at Gondar
- Lower Omo Valley
- Danakil Depression
The rock-hewn churches at Lalibela is sub-Saharan Africa's most breath-taking historical site, dating back to the 12th century.
Simien Mountains National Park is a premier hiking destination with dramatic scenery and is home to the Walia ibex and gelada baboon.
Aksum was founded more than 3,000 years ago serving as capital of the Aksumite Kingdom. View towering obelisks and ruined palaces dating back to its glory days.
Fasil Ghebbi in the city of Gondar is renowned for its fairy-tale castles and intricately decorated churches built by Emperor Fasil in the 17th century.
The Lower Omo Valley is Ethiopia’s most culturally diverse region, supporting 16 unique ethnic groups, including the Mursi, Suri, Nyangatom, Dizi and Me'en.
Danakil is the hottest inhabited place on earth; comprising of sun-cracked salt-flats and more than 30 active volcanoes, including the iconic Erta Ale.