Ethiopia Travel & Tour Information
of years of isolation of extensive areas with unusual conditions
in the highlands of
have led to the evolution of unique species at all levels,
especially those smaller species less able to travel or be
carried across inhospitable habitat. Other species from temperate
regions have found a habitat similar to their usual homelands and
have established populations here.
is rife, particularly amongst large and small mammals, amphibians,
reptiles, and fish. Endemic does not mean endangered Just limited
to a geographical and nowadays political area.
possesses a large and isolated area of unusual habitats within
its political boundaries and is therefore endowed with more than a
usual share of endemic species.
country, in fact, has a recorded list of 242 land mammals, of
which twenty-eight are endemic.
of Ethiopia’s wildlife conservation areas are in the highlands
— the Simen and Bale Mountains national parks — and the rest
either bordering or down the length of the Rift Valley, Yangudi
Rasa, Awash, Abijatta-Shalla Lakes, Nech Sar, Omo, and Mago
national parks and Senkele Swayne’s Hartebeest Sanctuary
Visit Ethiopia and explore its amazing wildlife!
& Maretha Maartens
, we had the feeling that something out of the ordinary was awaiting
us. We are somewhat addicted to unusual and adventurous
undertakings, but this time we intuitively knew that we would also
encounter some sobering and thought-provoking things.
people think of
as a place of famine, poverty and hardship. We were no exception to
the rule. We knew that we would not be able transfer our personal
comfort zones to
. Nevertheless we left
in a state of excitement and eagerness.