A PLACE OF ANCIENT CULTURE
A Rugged, Landlocked Country Split by the Great Rift Valley
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.
Our Ethiopian Tour for you combines historical, cultural and natural highlights of northern Ethiopia, with the diverse and colorful traditional cultures of the south.
ETHIOPIA'S IMPORTANT SITES
Historical Highlights and Diverse Traditional Cultures
Simien Mountains National Park
This is a World Heritage site of incredible natural beauty, hosting diverse flora and highly endemic, rare and endangered wildlife species including the gelada baboon, the Ethiopian wolf (or Simien fox) and the Walia Ibex (wild mountain goat).
Home to legendary rock-hewn churches and relics, Lalibela is sometimes referred to as the "New Jerusalem". There are a group of churches including Bet Golgotha which houses the tomb of King Lalibela and impressive artworks.
The Mursi people are striking-looking people wearing bold facial and body paintings and peculiar body piercings. This fierce-looking tribe traditionally wears headdresses with cow horns and scant leather clothes decorated in beads.