Ethiopia is one of the most enriching countries for experiences and highly recommended if you get the chance. It is a destination not to be missed !
Home to the most ancient Kingdom in Africa
The home to the most ancient Kingdom in Africa (Ethiopia), and one of the first monarchies in the world and the sole African country to possess an alphabet more than 2000 years old.
You will be transported back in time as you experience ancient cultures and traditions that date back over 3,000 years.
Ceremonies and rituals of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church open a window to the world of the Old Testament.
Don’t miss the medieval period island monasteries and the eleven magical christian monolithic churches in Lalibela.
Home to fascinating nomadic people
Ethiopia is home to nearly a hundred different tribes, each with its own language and its own colourful culture.
Some of these Ethiopian ethnic groups lived naturally as any people on the earth: most of them are located in Omo Valley.
Earliest known home of humankind
Ethiopia is also the earliest known home of humankind, with the discovery of “Lucy,” the skeleton of a woman who lived 3.5 million years ago.
Ethiopia is arguably considered to be the “home of our human ancestors”.
The fossil of Lucy “Dinknesh”, which is about 3.2 million years old, is the most prominent one.
Lucy is arguably the most famous of all early human individuals due to her age and relative completeness.
Unique flora and fauna
If you are interested in flora and fauna, Ethiopia has colourful and diversified natural generosity, which can be explored on a simple nature walk, by horse ride, trekking, hiking, boat trips or by car ride.
Ethiopia is also known for endemic species both mammals and birds : Abyssinian Fox, Walia Ibex….
Home of many world class distance runners of all time
Ethiopia is the home of many world class distance runners of all time.
These incredible athletes hail from small unique villages that are very boastful of their sons and daughters.
They came from these small unknown villages to dominate the world of distance running.