Ethiopia is a country four and half times larger than Great Britain that is barely touched by modern life. It not only supports an amazing diversity of flora and fauna, but is also the birthplace of mankind..
Human history began in Ethiopia when Lucy,
an Australopithecine female whose remains were discovered here, stood up and walked in the
grass-lands of the Danakil some 3.4 million years ago.
Ethiopia does not merely offer a journey through some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, but also one through the pages of
human history and time.
WHEN IN ETHIOPIA WHY NOT…?
Experience Timkat, the most colourful festival of the
year. Book very early to join the Epiphany Festival of Timkat as flights and accommodation are booked up many months in advance. Celebrated all over the country, but it is most spectacular in Lalibela with processions, ceremonies and dancing.
Visit the Omo, the last wilderness of Ethiopia. A truly extraordinary region of Ethiopia is just taking its first tentative steps into the world
of tourism. The Omo Valley in the south of the country is home to a myriad of ethnic tribes who still wear traditional costumes and follow
a way of life that hasn’t changed for centuries.
watching; Ethiopia is home to 850 different species of birds. Birdwatchers will think they are in paradise in Ethiopia as it is one of the best places for good sightings. Even Addis Ababa has a bewildering range of birds soaring above the city. And then there are the Rift Valley Lakes, Bale Mountains National Park and the Omo Valley, all home to endemic species.
Relax at an eco lodge on the shores of Lake
Langano. Spend a couple of nights relaxing at lovely Lake Langano, a Rift Valley lake, and stay in the Bishangari Lodge. Go swimming or just relax and watch for the monkeys in the forest.