A unique musical heritage and cuisine, together with an ancient coffee culture and thriving arts and crafts scene, ensure that the Ethiopian lifestyle has much to offer curious visitors. Plus it’s actually one of the most surprisingly green countries in Africa. This may be just the place for you especially if you’ve visited other regions in the continent and are looking for an intriguing challenge.
Ethiopia is a great destination for the active hiker or trekker, thanks to the stunning Simien Mountains National Park, one of the first UNESCO World Heritage sites on the planet. When you’re not being wowed by the dramatic mountains and waterfalls you can tour villages, marvel at architecture dating back to biblical times and learn about the uniquely Ethiopian culture (did you know it’s a predominantly Christian country?) Many of our favourite partner tour companies such as Exodus, G Adventures, Intrepid and World Expeditions can take you to Ethiopia. When best to travel? Avoid the heat of June, July and August – fall and spring are the best times to visit.
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