Ethiopia, regarded as the political capital of Africa for hosting both the African Union and United Nations in Africa Headquarters, is a country of diversity. From the numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the stunning rock hewn churches at Lalibela, to the Simien Mountains; there is something for everyone in this relatively undiscovered country. Come to Ethiopia to meet Lucy; the grandmother of humanity, the oldest fossil skeleton of our ancestors.
How to get to and around Ethiopia
Africa's leading airline, Ethiopian Airlines, operates the largest hub on the continent, connecting Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa with North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Internal flights operated by the Airlines connect all major tourist and business destinations. A strong internal bus network is also available and the newly opened Addis Ababa - Djibouti Railway may also appeal.
Best time to Visit Ethiopia
Although you can go to Ethiopia at any time of the year, it is advisable to travel to Ethiopia from September to January. It is during this season when major Ethiopian festivals and holidays happen. In addition, the weather is sunny and the country enjoys green landscapes covered with Meskel flowers.
Travel to Ethiopia and explore its stunning culture and museums. Visit Haile Selassie's former palace, which is now the Addis Ababa University, and explore Ethiopian history and royal life. Another major point of attraction is National Museum of Ethiopia. Visit the museum for viewings of the oldest human hominid - Lucy.
The national parks in Ethiopia, such as the Simien Mountain National Park and Awash National Park offer outstanding scenery and wildlife, perfect for briding enthusiasts.
The Bale Mountains and Rift Valley at Debre Libanos are stunning - the perfect place for adventurous hikes and picnics with the family. For those with a taste for adventure, Tigray and Amhara regions offer great hiking and even a trip to the Danakil Depression to see Dallol and Erta Ale are unforgettable.
The UNESCO World Heritage Sites are a must for any traveller. Whilst visits to Arba Minch and into the Omo Valley to meet the many local tribes are also exceptional experiences.
Make sure to spice up your Ethiopian trip by sampling Ethiopian cuisine, always accompanied by warm treatment.