Ethiopia an ancient world with magnificent, medieval, rock-hewn churches.
|Sahit Muja: Ethiopia|
Wade through incense into a medieval world hewn from stone in Lalibela, and watch the line between past and present blur while taking part in striking Christian ceremonies that haven’t changed in 1000 years. Ethiopia’s storied and sovereign history has left its wide-ranging and fertile highlands laden with historical treasures, ranging from the ancient tombs and obelisks of Aksum to 17th-century castles and burnt-out Russian tanks.
Many are more than a peek into the nation’s past; they are a giant two-footed leap.
Ethiopia’s landscapes range from the Simien Mountains National Park and Bale Mountains National Park, which proffer tremendous trekking and innumerable interactions with dozens of animals and birds seen nowhere else on earth, to the Danakil Depression in Northern Ethiopia, an enchanting and unforgivingly hostile environment offering extreme adventure.
The remote lowlands in the sultry southwest are also home to untold adventures and house some of Africa’s most fascinating tribes.Testing, awe-inspiring and heartbreaking – a journey you’ll never forget. You don’t explore Ethiopia for a relaxing getaway, you venture here to be moved. And moved you shall be.
Although it’s anything but desert wasteland or a perpetual home of famine and war,
However, those willing to take some doses of displeasure with Ethiopia’s bounty of treasure will be pleasantly rewarded
Top destination For Ethiopia
1 LalibelaTake an unfathomable foray into Lalibela’s rock hewn churches – medieveal Ethiopia frozen in stone.
2 Lake TanaSay hello to history living today at this lake’s centuries-old island monasteries
3 GonderSlide past 17th-century shadows and dive into the fairy-tale remains of ‘Africa’s Camelot’
4 Simien MountainsUnparalleled precipices, bewildering ‘bleeding heart’ baboons and some of Africa’s best trekking
5 AksumThe Aksumite kingdom’s ancient obelisks seen here would make any Egyptian pharaoh blush with envy
6 TigrayRemote and resoundingly rewarding rock-hewn churches – one’s precarious position would make Indiana Jones think twice
7 Nechisar National ParkRift Valley lakes, bleached savannah grasses, zebra herds and the odd Abyssinian Lion. Safari anyone?
9 Lower Omo ValleyExplore ‘Africa’s last great wilderness’ and visit possibly the continent’s most diverse and fascinating peoples