Ethiopia Vacation, Tours, Travel Packages & Experiences
Ethiopia is a fascinating country in the Horn of Africa. It is the oldest independent country on the continent of Africa and the second oldest official Christian nation in the world. It is a land of contrasts and extremes and a land of remote and wild places. Some of the highest and most stunning places on the African continent are to be found here when enjoying an Ethiopian vacation, such as the jaggedly carved Simien Mountains, one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites and some of the lowest, such as the hot but fascinating Danakil Depression with its lunar-like landscape. Ethiopia is old – originally called Abyssinia, its culture and traditions date back over 3,000 years. And far earlier, the fossils of the oldest living being, popularly known as "Lucy" were discovered in the northern section of Ethiopia. The remains of the fossils are said to be 3.5 million years old.
Highlights in Ethiopia include the cities of Harar, Addis Ababa as well as the churches of Lalibela in the North. Go trekking in Bale Mountains and Simien Mountains National Parks. They offer the most spectacular landscapes, beautiful vistas and a thrilling experience of trekking at above 4000 metres/13,000 feet. Enjoy bird watching and Rift Valley lakes and white water rafting on the Omo River on an Ethiopia vacation . See the Azmari-bet (a traditional dance) in Bahir Dar, Dessie and other cities.
Southern Ethiopia will allow you to experience the lifestyles of ancient tribes and local nature. In Arba Minch, you can take a boat trip on Lake Chamo and see the crocodiles, hippopotamuses and pelicans. Close to Arba Minch, you can visit the mountain villages of Dorze and Chencha where you can visit traditional markets, visit the homes of potters and weavers and enjoy treks through the pleasant green countryside. Arba Minch is also the gateway to Omo Valley where you can visit local tribes and see their unique way of life when traveling to Ethiopia.
Ethiopia's many national parks enable the visitor to enjoy the country's scenery and its wildlife and offer opportunities for travel adventure unparalleled in Africa.
"Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles
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