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Ethiopia, A Country in East Africa.
Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.
Capital: Addis Ababa
Currency: Ethiopian birr
President: Mulatu Teshome
Official language: Amharic
Points of interest: Simien Mountains National Park, Lake Tana, MORE


Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.

In the capital, Addis Ababa, the National Museum displays art and archaeology collections, while the Ethnological Museum has tribal artifacts. Copper-domed Holy Trinity Cathedral is where Emperor Haile Selassie was buried in 1975. The Fasil Ghebbi castle complex, once the seat of Ethiopian emperors, is in Gondar. Harar is a mazelike walled town with numerous mosques. Lake Tana is the Blue Nile River’s source, with the Blue Nile Falls flowing nearby. Less-traveled Bale Mountains National Park is noted for its native wildlife. Hiking routes mark Simien Mountains National Park, an endangered-species habitat.


When to visit

Peak travel months include Jul–Aug and Oct–Jan. Ethiopia’s climate ranges from mild in the highlands to very hot in the desert lowlands. For much of the country, the rainy season is Jun–Sep, with mainly dry weather the rest of the year. Timkat (Jan) is the Ethiopian Orthodox Epiphany, with baptismal reenactments. Enkutatash (Sep), the Ethiopian New Year at the end of the rainy season, is marked by singing and bouquets of yellow flowers. The Festival of Maryam Zion (Nov) is a Christian pilgrimage to Aksum’s famous church.


Simien Mountains National Park: Rated 4.7 star Rare wildlife & Ras Dashen mountain. Simien Mountains National Park is in northern Ethiopia. Its rugged terrain includes escarpments, deep valleys and a high plateau, home to rare Walia ibex and Gelada baboons. Tall peaks include

Lake Tana: has Lakes, monasteries, and churches. Lake Tana is the source of the Blue Nile and is the largest lake in Ethiopia. Located in Amhara Region in the north-western Ethiopian Highlands, the lake is approximately 84 kilometers long.

Lake Turkana: has Lakes, safaris, crocodiles, and fishing. Lake Turkana, formerly known as Lake Rudolf, is a lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley, in northern Kenya, with its far northern end crossing into Ethiopia. It is the world's largest permanent desert.

Blue Nile Falls: The Waterfalls is a waterfall on the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia. It is known as Tis Abay in Amharic, meaning "great smoke". It is situated on the upper course of the river, about 30 km.

Awash National Park: rated 4.1 star has Park, wildlife, hot spring, and ecotourism. Awash National Park is one of the national parks of Ethiopia. Spanning across the southern tip of the Afar Region and the northeastern corner of the Misraq Shewa Zone of Oromia.

Mago National Park: has Park, wildlife, and safari. Mago National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia. Located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region about 782 kilometers south of Addis Ababa.

National Museum of Ethiopia: Rated 4.1 star. has Museum, art museum, and art. The National Museum of Ethiopia, also referred to as the Ethiopian National Museum, is a national museum in Ethiopia. It is located in the capital, Addis Ababa, near the Addis Ababa University's

Omo National Park: hass Park, wildlife, and river. Omo National Park is one of the national parks of Ethiopia. Located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region on the west bank of the Omo River.

Sof Omar Caves: Is the longest cave in Ethiopia at 15.1 kilometres long; sources claim it is the longest system of caves in Africa. It is situated to the east of Robe, in the Bale Zone of the Oromia

Yangudi Rassa National Park: rated 3.4. Yangudi Rassa National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia. Located in the Afar Region, its 4730 square kilometers of territory include Mount Yangudi near the southern border.

Lake Abbe: Also known as Lake Abhe Bad, is a salt lake, lying on the Ethiopia-Djibouti border. It is one of a chain of six connected lakes, which also includes lakes Gargori, Laitali, Gummare, Bario and Afambo.

Ethnological Museum: is a 3.5 star Museum also "Red Terror" Martyrs' Memorial Museum, a 4.1 star Museum. The "Red Terror" Martyrs' Memorial Museum in Addis Ababa was established in 2010 as a memorial to the victims of the Red Terror under the Derg regime. The museum has displays of torture instruments.

Addis Ababa Museum: rated 4.8 is the The Holy Trinity Cathedral Museum.

Erta Ale: has Volcano, camel, desert, lake, and camping. Erta Ale is a continuously active basaltic shield volcano in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia. It is situated in the Afar Depression, a badland desert area. Erta Ale is the most active.

Fasil Ghebbi: Rated 4.7 has Castle, history, architecture, and palace. The Fasil Ghebbi is the remains of a fortress-city within Gondar, Ethiopia. It was founded in the 17th and 18th centuries by Emperor Fasilides and was the home of Ethiopia's emperors, Its unique.

Danakil Depression: Rated 4.6 star has Desert and volcano. The Danakil Depression is the northern part of the Afar Triangle or Afar Depression in Ethiopia, a geological depression that has resulted from the presence of three tectonic plates in the Horn of Africa.

Church of Saint George, Lalibela: moost rated for 4.9 star Church. The Church of St. George is one of eleven rock-hewn monolithic churches in Lalibela, a city in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Originally named Roha, the historical and religious site was named.

Nechisar National Park: rated 4.5 star, has Nechisar Plains, twin lakes & wildlife. Nechisar National Park is in southwest Ethiopia. Its varied terrain spans escarpments, swamps and forest. Zebras and gazelles roam the vast savannahs of the Nechisar Plains.

Debre Libanos: rated 4.5, has Monastery and canyon. Debre Libanos is a monastery in Ethiopia, lying northwest of Addis Ababa in the Semien Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region. Founded in the 13th century by Saint Tekle Haymanot, according to myth.

Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion: rated 4.5. is a Church with historical records. The Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion is the most important church in Ethiopia, and claims to contain the Ark of the Covenant. It is located in the town of Axum in the Tigray Province.

Dallol: Has Volcano, Dallol is a cinder cone volcano in the Danakil Depression, northeast of the Erta Ale Range in Ethiopia. It has been formed by the intrusion of basaltic magma into Miocene salt deposits and subsequent.

Abijatta-Shalla National Park: Rated 4.6, has Park, common ostrich, flamingos, and lake. Abijatta-Shalla National Park is one of the National Parks of Ethiopia. It is located in the Oromia Region and the Ethiopian Highlands region, 200 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, and east of Ethiopia.

Lake Awasa: is an endorheic basin in Ethiopia, located in the Main Ethiopian Rift south of Addis Ababa. According to the Statistical Abstract of Ethiopia.

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