|Ethiopia Travel & Tour Information
the oldest independent nation in Africa, has proud and long
history dating back to the first century AD. The country
further provides a mix of cultures and traditions that
ranges between the modern and sophisticated lives of the
cities to the most untouched and authentic African tribes of
the remote parts of south western Ethiopia.
rivers and lakes full of a wide variety of fishes, some with
extraordinary sizes. A typical day’s fishing may also
include the bonus of seeing giant crocodiles, families of
hippo, pink clouds of flamingos, exotic tropical fruits
ripening on the trees near the water.
other aspect of Ethiopia’s biology typifies its unique
situation more than does its bird fauna. The extensive
highland-island of Ethiopia hosts 862 known bird species, of
which 23 are considered Endemic, limited within the confines
of the Ethiopian borders, and some 225 winter migrants
including 176 from the Pale-arctic.
best way to travel off the beaten track—to the outstanding
natural sites in every part of Ethiopia, filled with
numerous species of birds and animals that are native only
to Ethiopia—is by trekking and camping. Owing to the
growing need for responsible travel various ecotourism
projects are underway in most part of the country.
of years of isolation of exten sive areas with unusual
conditions in the highlands of Ethiopia have led to the evo
lution of unique species at all levels, especially those
smaller spe cies 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.
often is the only way to see some of the more beautiful, but
remote, areas of Ethiopia. With the increasing construction
of some local hotels in nearby towns its also possible to
get acceptable standard rooms in some remote areas. For
those who intend to travel within national parks and to some
of the more remote parts of Ethiopia camping is always a
good option and exciting.
an ultimate adventure with mountains and cliffs that are
virtually unexplored, which offers astonishing and varied
landscapes for any climber who likes the challenge of trying
cliffs and mountains that are unexplored. Much of Ethiopia
is rugged mountainous country, and the opportunities to
conquer demanding peaks and crag are endless. T
you know that over 75% of Africa’s landmass (mountains)
with above 3,000m meters and above are found in Ethiopia?
Blessed with this grand mountain scenery and a temperate
climate, the Ethiopian highlands offers one of Africa's
finest high mountain trekking opportunities. Among the most
famous trekking highlands in Ethiopia include the SEMIEN
MOUNTAINS, Bale Mountains. With Ethiopia trekking holidays, you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery, exclusive wildlife and remarkable virgin woodlands situated in the most pristine places on Earth.
Ethiopian highlands, blessed with a temperate climate and
grand mountain scenery, offer superb hiking and trekking
opportunities. The principal well-established areas for
hiking and walking is the Bale Mountains National Parks.
Recently Western highlands & the Omo valley, where
strong and colourful cultures compliment the appeal of
scenery, flora, and fauna.
water sports are not quite common in the country, for those
interested in rafting, kayaking and canoying, Ethiopia
offers an unspoiled environment for white water rafting and
other sports. The Omo River, rated as one of the world's
great rafting trips, has a challenging whitewater, abundant
wildlife, excellent birds, superb scenery, and some of the
most unique unvisited people in Africa.
fantastic limestone caves of Sof Omar is one of the most
spectacular and extensive underground cave systems in the
world. The Sof Omar cave system is one of the most
spectacular and extensive underground caverns in the world.
Formed by the Weyb River as it changed course in the distant
past and carved a new channel through limestone foothills,
the 16 km cave system is an extraordinary natural phenomenon
of breathtaking beauty.
Oded, Uri & Ariella from Israel
will never forget Lalibela and the people we met there ...the sweet
children that adopted us and followed us all around.
We arrived in Lalibela on a Saturday and saw the long March to the
Market and it was so beautiful and also sad because we understood
how far the people had to work and carry. learn