Ethiopia is a land of wonder and enchantment, a country with one of the richest histories on the African continent, a land contrasts and surprises, of remote and wild places, home to cultured and friendly people who are descended from some of the world’s oldest civilization.
Ethiopia is the land of the fabled Queen of Sheba, home of the Ark of the Covenant, the birth place of Coffee, “Lucy”, the world’s oldest known almost complete hominy skeleton, more than three million years old, was discovered near.
Ethiopia has so much to offer visitors: the historic route, covering the ancient town of Axum, with its amazing carved obelisks, Christian festivals and relics, including the Ark of the covenant; Gondar with its castles and palaces: Lalibela, with its remarkable rock hewn churches; and the walled Muslim city of Harar. At Diredawa you can see cave paintings considered to be thousands of years old. Lake Tana, source of the Blue Nile, Great Rift Valley lakes, National Parks, home to a wealth of bird and animal and the Bale Mountains in the south are also home to some unique wild life, and are ideal for trekking, whilst some of Ethiopia’s fast-flowing rivers are becoming famous for white- water rafting.