Places To Go In Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

The world’s third highest capital, Addis Ababa is Ethiopia’s gateway city with more than enough to keep visitors entertained for a day or two. The sta...

Awash National Park

This 756km2 national park on the border of the Afar and Oromia regions is readily accessible, being just 190km drive from Addis Ababa. Habitat is most...


Once the centre of a far-reaching empire, Axum is known for its extraordinary stelae and for the Mariamtsion Church, said to house the Ark of the Cove...

Bale Mountains

The 2400 sq km Bale Mountains National Park, 400 km south of Addis Ababa, is the largest area of Afro-alpine habitat in the whole of Africa. It is the...

Bahir Dar & Lake Tana

Although an attractive little city in its own right, the chief reason for visiting Bahir Dar is that it is the gateway to Lake Tana and the Blue Niles...

Danakil Depression

This extraordinary part of Ethiopia is something for fairly hardy travellers only: it is the hottest place on Earh when it comes to average, year-roun...


The former capital of Ethiopia, Gondar is noteworthy for its medieval castles, Timkat celebrations and the unique church of Debre Berhane Selassie. Th...


About a 90 minute drive from the nearest airport, Dire Dawa, Harar is the fourth holiest city in Islam and the scene of the nightly hyena-feeding ritu...

Tigray Region

In semi- arid northern Ethiopia, this region includes some well- known sites such as Axum with its remarkable stelae (obelisk) park; Yeha with its pre...


Lalibela is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Ethiopia’s 'must-see' destination, a mixture of intriguing legends, awe-inspiring architecture and an abs...

Omo (South Omo and Konso)

As Philip Briggs wrote in the 7th edition of his superb Bradt Guide to Ethiopia, NOTHING can prepare you for region encapsulating Konso and South Omo....

Simien Mountains

The Simien Mountains National Park is one of Ethiopia's many UNESCO World Heritage Site and presents some of the most dramatic scenery in Africa. Grea...

The Ethiopian Rift Valley

Divided into two parts, the Northern and Southern Rift Valley, the former is one of the country’s least visited regions and includes the Awash Nationa...

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