Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Abeba, Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, is a cultural melting-pot of the 80 Ethiopian ethnic groups. Visit the Merkato, cathedrals and the National Museum with the famous skeleton of Lucy. Enjoy nice city views from Entoto mountains.

Dorze tribe house in Chencha village, Arba Minch, South Ethiopia

Arbaminch & Dorze people

Near the city of Arbaminch, explore Lake Abaya and Lake Chamo, known for its huge crocodile and hippo population. In the moutains nearby live the Dorze people, famous for their beehive huts and cotton-weaving skills. 

Stelaes field Obelisk in Axum, North Ethiopia


Axum is the original capital of the Kingdom of Aksum. It is famous for its obelisks, stelae fields and ruins of Queen Sheba's palace. Axum is also the spiritual capital of Ethiopia and it said to host the Biblical Ark of Covenant in one of its churches.

boat in papyrus from Tana Lake, Bahir Dar, North Ethiopia

Bahir Dar and Lake Tana

The modern town of Bahir Dar is the gate to Blue Nile Falls and Lake Tana. Twenty islands on the lake shelter small churches and monasteries of immense historical and cultural value, such as Ura Kidane Mehret, Bete Maryam, Dega Estefanos....

Landscape in Bale National Park, South Ethiopia

Bale Mountains and Sof Omar Cave

With peaks over 4000m, Bale Mountains offer magnificent mountain landscapes which are unique in Africa. Discover the area by hiking, cycling or horse-riding, drive on Africa's highest road, observe the Ethiopian wolf and the Mountain Nyala antelope, explore the breathtaking Sof Omar Cave.

Elephant in Chebera Chuchura Nationa Park, Ethiopia

Chebera Churchura National Park

In the very heart of Ethiopia lies the remote and untouched Chebera Churchura National Park. It offers outstanding African wildlife, stunning landscapes, rivers, lakes and hot springs. 

Dallol volcano in Danakil Depression, East Ethiopia

Danakil Depression

The Danakil Depression is one of the hottest and most hostiles deserts on earth. Come and admire unique geological features such as Erta Ale and Dallol volcanoes.  Meet the proud and beautiful Afar people. 

Fasiladas bath royal compound Fasil Gebbhi, Gondar, North Ethiopia


Gondar, also called  "the Camelot of Africa" was the capital of Ethiopia in the 17th century. It is famous for its Royal Compound containing stone castles, churches and the Baths of Fasiladas.

Harar town city entrance, East Ethiopia

Harar and Dire Dawa

Harar and Dire Dawa are the main cities of East Ethiopia. The historic town of Harar has remained a holy city for islam. French poet Rimbaud spent his last years there. Dire Dawa is famous for its old train station and is now the region's economical center. 

rock hewn church Bet Giorgis in Lalibela, North Ethiopia


Lalibela, holy Ethiopian city also called the New Jerusalem, is famous for its rock-hewn churches. It is a major religious and pilgrimage center, especially during Ethiopian Orthodox festivals such as Timket (Epiphany) and Fasika (Easter). 

Elephants in Omo National Park, Ethiopia

Omo National Park

The remote and preserved Omo National Park shelters a large variety of wild animals such as elephants, giraffes, eland, zebra, oryx, cheetah....  The region is home to the Surma people, famous for  women wearing a disk in their lower lips.

Mursi woman with labial plate and baby in Mago National Park, Omo Valley, South Ethiopia

Omo Valley tribes

The Omo Valley is a living museum. Discover fascinating cultures of Omo Valley tribes in Ethiopia : bull-jumping, body painting, labial and lobular plates, bamboo houses, woodem totem...

Abuna Yemata rock hewn church in Hawzien, Tigray, North Ethiopia

Rock-hewn churches of Tigray

Come and discover one of Ethiopia's hidden jewel : the rock-hewn churches of Tigray. Abreha we Atsebeha, Abune Abraham, Degum Selassie, Maryam Korkor and many others, will amaze you with unique architecture and stunning views. 

Gelada Baboon, endemic Ethiopian mammal, in Simien Mountains

Simien Mountains National Park

Simien Mountain National Park offers one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Its peaks over 4600m, deep valleys and sharp precipices make it a paradise for trekkers. It is home to the Gelada babboon, the Ethiopian wolf and the Walia Ibex. 

Flamingos in Shitu Lake, Rift Valley, South Ethiopia

The Great Rift Valley

The Great Rift Valley is the largest geographical feature on the African continent. It is well known for its magnificent lakes : Langano, Abiata, Shalla, Awassa, Chamo... which host an extraordinary number of birds. 

Priests at Orthodox church festivals, Ethiopia

Religious festivals of Ethiopia

Orthodox Church festivals provide colourful ceremonies and celebrations. People dress in traditional costume and celebrate festivals across the country with colourful unique ceremonies such as Enkutatash (New Year), Meskel (Finding of the True Cross), Ledet (Christmas), Timket (Epiphany) and Fasika (Easter).