Crossed by deep breathtaking gorges, crowned by magnificent mountains, studded with beautiful lakes
and majestic rivers, surrounded by sweltering deserts, Ethiopia is a land of indescribable beauty.
From the northern vastness of Lake Tana, source of the Blue Nile River to Axum, seat of the Queen
of Sheba's empire, it spans the scorching Danakil Depression. It then sours high amid the spectacle of the Bale and
Simien Mountains to the unspoilt, natural wildernesses of the game-rich remoteness of the southern grasslands.
Video - A Tour of Ethiopia
A video can never capture the experience
of being there, but it's the best we can do!
The video runs for less than 3 minutes and traces the steps of a tour group who visited the Blue
Nile falls, Lake Tana, the Stelae at Axum, the Castles and Royal enclosures at Gonder and trekked through the
A land characterised by one of the world's most magnificent and awesome gorges carved through the
landscape by the mighty Blue Nile River. Dissected by the Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia is as ancient as time itself,
with a history that dates back to the Old Testament.
Once the legendry empire of the Queen of Sheba, of Axum and Lalibela, of towering obelisks and the
Ark of The Covenant. Converted to Christianity before much of Europe, Ethiopia stood isolated and largely unknown
to European civilisations for more than a thousand years.
It is also a land of ancient and medieval monuments, colourful cultures and an often unique and
varied wildlife that set it apart from anywhere else. And all this represent only a fraction of what Ethiopia has
to offer given that 95% remains to be either discovered or excavated.
Ethiopia’s uniqueness makes it a fascinating destination for every kind of traveller, but in
particular those who want that little bit extra. Ethiopia’s historic sites are extremely wide-ranging and possibly
the most extensive in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Choosing a Tour
How to request a brochure featuring the type of tours available to Ethiopia.
Seven of Ethiopia's sights are part of the world cultural heritage list:
Awash Lower Valley, palaeontological and prehistoric sites
Axum historical and archaeological sites, central Tigray Region
Castles of Gondar and other monuments
Rock-hewn churches of Lalibela
Simien Mountain National Park
Tiya pre-historical and archaeological sites
Valley of the Omo, palaeontological and prehistoric sites
Awash National Park
Gambala National Park
Mago National Park
Omo National Park
Simien National Park