Explore Ethiopia's untouched
landscape during a comprehensive, independent journey visiting
some of the world's highest - and most stunning - vantage
points, from the jagged Simien Mountains to the rainbow-frocked
Blue Nile Falls. Rich with ancient history, this lush land gives
way to cave churches, soaring cathedrals and the locale where
the Biblical Ark of the Covenant is said to be kept.
• Observe Ethiopia through the eyes of an experienced local
guide, who enriches your understanding of this fascinating
• Stop at a former
Beta Israel village, where you meet some of
the remaining Ethiopian Jews
• Visit Ethiopia's most famous locales within a single
itinerary, including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of
Simien Mountains and the rock-hewn churches of
• Partake in an authentic coffee ceremony in
Lalibela, one of
Ethiopia's longest-standing customs
Ethiopia features some of the highest and most stunning
places on the African continent, such as the jaggedly carved
Simien Mountains, and some of the lowest, such as the sulphur
fumaroles and lunar-like landscape of the Danakil Depression. It
is also one of Africa's greatest cultural destinations, with no
fewer than eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the
mystical rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
Ethiopia is the only country in Africa never to have been fully
colonized (with the exception of a five-year occupation by
Mussolini's Italy) and so retains a unique culture, has its own
script and language (Amharic) and maintains a strong sense of
national identity. Years of totalitarian abuse at the hands of
the Derg socialist military regime (1974-1991), drought, famine
and continuing border disputes with Eritrea have taken their
toll, but Ethiopia survives as an ancient and fascinating
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