Why Travel to  Ethiopia ?

Ethiopia is old, older than one can imagine. Once known as Abyssinia, It was a renowned and prestigious state for much of its history, which dates back 3000 years to the time of the legend of Queen of Sheba. King Solomon of Jerusalem is considered a direct ancestor of Menelik, and the Temple of Yeha.& dedicated to the God of the Moon, dates back over 2500 years. Even farther in the past, the first hominid (Lucy, known as Dinknesh in Ethiopia) dates from 3.2 million years ago, making Ethiopia the cradle of mankind. The people of Ethiopia are diverse: more than 83 ethnic groups with 200 dialects, different cultures and religions have lived together for many centuries. Ethiopia is the largest nation in the horn of Africa with an area of 1.098 million square kilometers. It is a land of extreme contrasts with altitudes varying from 4620 m. above sea level at the peak of Mount Ras Dashen to 120 m. below sea level in the Danakil Depression, giving a great variety of ecosystems to the nation, and requiring a variety of adaptive cultures.

Ethiopia is also a land of endemic species: more than 1000 species of plants, 16 species of birds and 7 species of large mammals are endemic to Ethiopia.


The combination of historical, cultural and natural attractions makes Ethiopia a world-class destination for the adventurous traveler. &There are eight world heritage sites representing nature, architecture, archaeology, prehistory, art, culture and more. Axum, the alleged resting place of the Ark of the Covenant, is the site of many remarkable monolithic stone steles, or obelisks, that date to the 4th c. AD. The medieval castles at Gondar are remarkably well preserved. The 12th century rock-hewn churches at Lalibela are the finest of their type in the world. Bahir Dar is regarded as a resort destination in the country. It is the base from which to explore the Blue Nile Falls, Lake Tana and the monasteries on Lake Tana.

 In the east is Harar, which is considered the fourth most holy city by Muslims. Festivals and religious celebrations in Ethiopia are fantastic and full of color, and frequently take place over several days. The most common Orthodox Christian festivals include Timket, Meskal and Ethiopian Christmas. (Please see the entry on Festivals for more information.) The Omo Valley, in the south of Ethiopia, is home to a fascinating range of distinct tribal groups, isolated from the rest of the world for centuries and still following their own cultures and customs (more on this in Peoples and Events). Trekking in Ethiopia is the best experience for many travelers. Simien Mountains National park, Bale Mountains National park and Dodola Adaba are all places for superb trekking (more on this in Trekking in Ethiopia).


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“Many thank to Yonas and his company for giving us a great trip through Ethiopia. We always felt safe in the hands of Yonas and saw and experienced all we wanted and a lot more than that.. ....” Tourist From Soroe, Denmark  View More

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