Ethiopia
 
TRIBES IN RUGGED LAND AND ROCK-HEWN CHURCHES

Sunny facts about Ethiopia

  • Ethiopians believe in counting 13 months to a year, as they believe that “one more is always better”.

  • A haven for Vegetarians, as most Ethiopians follow a particular type of Orthodox Christianity that prohibits the eating of any animal products on Wednesdays and Fridays. And be prepared to eat with your hands so that you can mop up the saucy dishes with an “injera” pancake.

  • In Ethiopia of the oldest people in the world have been found like Lucy, a 3.2-million-year-old hominid skeleton and Ardi, one million years her senior.

  • The only African country never to have been brought under colonial control.

  • Churches of Lalibela, where 11 churches have been dug down into solid rock by hand.

  • Mountains peak at 4500 metres.

Top Ethiopia stays

  • Sheraton, Addis Ababa

  • Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa 

  • Hotel Golden Tulip, Addis Ababa

 

For Ethiopia accommodation we would like to highlight that the visit to this country is more about culture and diversity than about luxury accommodation. The properties outside of Addis are very basic.

Ethiopia

The journey into one of Africa’s last unexplored frontiers will bring you so close to ancient tribes living along the Omo River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Shappe Rock Engravings, Lalibela’s rock-hewn churches, and the rare Nechisar nightjar amongst other animals and culturally diverse areas which will leave you awe inspired. The country has more than 80 distinct ethnic groups and the only country to not be colonized by a European Power.

Ethiopia highlights

 

  • Ethnic diversity – Ethnographic Museum

  • Omo Valley

  • Granite obelisks at Axum

  • Simien Mountains and the Gelada Baboons

  • Coffee Ceremony in a local home

  • Gondar

  • Community walks

 

UNESCO heritage sites

  • Obelisks, high mountain ranges

  • Volcanoes

  • Numerous Tribes

  • Music, dancing and Markets

  • Lalibela’s rock-hewn churches

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