Natural Attractions


FE127.26Ethiopia Natural Attractions – From the tops of the rugged Simien Mountains rising 4500 Meters to the depths of the Danakil Depression going 120 meters below sea level, Ethiopia provides a natural contrast of breath taking sceneries and astonishing variety of landscapes: Afro-Alpine highlands soaring to around 4,300 metres, moors and mountains, the splendor of the Great Rift Valley, white-water rivers, Savannah teeming with game, giant waterfalls, dense and lush jungle…

Locally known as Tississat, meaning ‘water that smokes’, The Blue Nile Falls presents a spectacular water fall with an intense gash from more than forty-five meters (150feet) peak.

Going north from the Blue Nile falls is the Tana Lake , is the source of the Blue Nile and is the largest lake in Ethiopia . The Semine Mountain , in the northern massifs is an ideal destination for relaxation and trekking.

As vast as the country is, Ethiopia provides breath taking natural sceneries and activities ranging from trekking in the mountains to riding camels in the Danikel Deserts, the second lowest dry land on earth

Blue Nile Falls

Locally known as Tis Isat Smoke of Fire – the Blue Nile Falls is the most dramatic spectacle on either the White or the Blue Nile rivers. Four hundred metres (1,312 feet) wide when in flood, and dropping over a sheer chasm more than forty-five metres…

Kossoye Hill

Kossoye hill, 30 km north of Gonder, along the road to Axum, is a wonderful site. The tower of Kossoye offers views to any direction, even to a section of the North Western border of the country. Because of its astounding scenery, Queen Elizabeth of …

Debark

Debark is among one of the cultural tourist attractions Ethiopia offers to a traveler. Currently we are in the process of updating the content for Debark page so as to give updated and correct information on the attraction. Visit us back to …

Lima Limo terrain

FE109.92Lima Limo terrain is among one of the natural tourist attractions Ethiopia offers to a traveler. Currently we are in the process of updating the content for Lima Limo terrain page so as to give updated and correct information on the attraction.

Lake Turkana

Lake Turkana, formerly known as Lake Rudolf, is a lake in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya (although the far northern end of the lake crosses into Ethiopia), which covers a surface area of 6405 km² (2473 mi²), making it the world’s largest permanent

Lake Tana

Lake Tana, the largest lake, in Ethiopia is the source and from where the famed Blue Nile starts its long journey to Khartoum, and on to the Mediterranean. The 37 islands that are scattered about the surface of the Lake shelter fascinating churches

Awasa Lake

At about 275 km from Addis Ababa a gravel road on the right runs along the shore of Lake Awasa to the two or three resort hotels. The luxury Awasa Hotel, is the most comfortable. Simpler accommodation at the Bekele Mola Hotel, and

Chamo and Abaya Lakes

Far south in Ethiopia’s Great Rift Valley lie two marvellous lakes ringed by savanna plains and smoke; mountain crests. By far the largest of Ethiopia’s Rift Valley lakes, the 551-square-kilometre waters of Chamo and the 1,160-square-

Lake Langano

At the Horacallo bridge it is possible to turn left along a track which leads to the lake. There are good camping spots here along the northern shore however, the main track to the lake is at about 210 and 215 kms leading left to the Wabe Shebele

Lake Abyata – Shalla

Before reaching the turnoff to Langano lake, the road passes over the Bulbula river. Just before the bridge and the village, there is a track to the right (at the top of the slope) which leads to the lake edge. At certain times of the year the

Zuqala Lake

A huge volcanic cone set isolated in the surrounding plain and rising 600m Zuqualas crater is still perfectly preserved. Two kilometres across and sixty meters deep the crater is occupied by a shallow lake, well known as a holy lake. For many

Zway Lake

Lake Zway is 26 km. long and 18km, wide and several islands dot the surface of the largest of the five lakes. There are several turnoffs leading to the lake shore Tall fig trees line the original shore, but in recent years the level of the lake has

Wonchi

Lake Wonchi is a crater lake with many islands at an altitude of 2780 meters. The Monastery of St. Kirhas is on one of the larger islands. Wonchi may have been active as recently as 550 a.d. The calera is 2952 feet deep (900 meters), and the lake

Lake Ashengi

Lake Ashengi is located in the highlands of Northern Ethiopia, with the current lake level at an altitude of approx. 2450 masl. Geomorphological and sedimentological features, such as fossil shorelines, beach ridges, lake terraces,

Lake Chew Bahir

Lake Chew Bahir (“salty lake”) or Lake Istifanos, also called Stefanie, Basso Naebor and Chuwaha, is a lake in Southern Ethiopia on the boundary between the Oromia and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regions, and

Amba Geshen

Amba Geshen is the name of a mountain in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia, northwest of Dessie, in what was the Amba Sel district of Wollo province. It is one of the mountains of Ethiopia where most of the male heirs to the Emperor of

Bale Mountains

The Bale Mountains are a range of mountains in the Oromia Region of southeast Ethiopia, south of the Awash River. They include Tullu Demtu, the second-highest mountain in Ethiopia (4377 meters), and Mount Batu (4307 meters). The Web

Kulibi

Kulibi is a mountain located 70 kilometers east of Dire Dawa in Eastern Ethiopia. It is the location of a major shrine to the Archangel Gabriel, and is a pilgrimage site for members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church and is credited

Semien Mountains

Senkelle Swayne’s Hartebeest Sanctuary is a protected area in the Oromia Region (or kilil) of Ethiopia, dedicated especially to the protection of the Swayne’s Hartebeest. According to the website of the Oromia Regional government,

Wehni Mountain

Wehni is the name of one of the mountains of Ethiopia where most of the male heirs to the Emperor of Ethiopia were interned, usually for life. It was the last one the three such mountains — or amba — said to have been used for this purpose,

Choke Mountains

The Choke mountains are to the south of Lake Tana in the centre of Gojam. The nearest large towns are Bahir Dar to the north and Debre Markos to the south. The small towns of Bichena and Mota lie to the east. This large mountain block rises

Abuye Meda Mountain

Abuye Meda Mountain is among one of the natural tourist attractions Ethiopia offers to a traveler. Currently we are in the process of updating the content for Abuye Meda Mountain page so as to give updated and correct information

Bada Mountain

Bada Mountain is among one of the natural tourist attractions Ethiopia offers to a traveler. Currently we are in the process of updating the content for Bada Mountain page so as to give updated and correct information on the attraction.

Batu Mountain

Batu Mountain is among one of the natural tourist attractions Ethiopia offers to a traveler. Currently we are in the process of updating the content for Batu Mountain page so as to give updated and correct information on the attraction.

Abune Yosef Mountain

Abune Yosef Mountain is among one of the natural tourist attractions Ethiopia offers to a traveler. Currently we are in the process of updating the content for Abune Yosef Mountain page so as to give updated and correct