Ethiopia Vacations

Ethiopia is a land of staggering contrasts and extremes. Some of the highest and lowest places on the African continent are found here, such as the jagged and stunning Simien Mountains and the hot but fascinating Danakil Depression, which showcases a lunar-like landscape. The cities are equally as magnificent. Addis Ababa displays the country’s ... Read more
vibrant culture, diverse people, and political importance. Gondar, the “Camelot of Africa”, is home to the remains of several historic castles dating back to the Ethiopian Empire. The country is known for its signature dish, injera, a tangy sourdough made out of teff flour with a notably spongy texture. Be sure to eat your injera with a variety of Ethiopian stew and a glass of honey wine, and then finish off your meal with a cup of Ethiopia’s famous coffee.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ethiopia, located in the Eastern Africa, is an old nation with multifaceted points of interest. IT HAS 12 SITES LISTED IN THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE LIST (Africa's top in number),
- THE FACT THAT ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES (member of the Star Alliance) HAS THE LARGEST DESTINATION IN AFRICA,
- ADDIS ABABA,the biggest Diplomatic base of the continent, shelters the HQ of the African Union, the HQ of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa,
- Ethiopia has been chosen the top destination in the world for tourists by the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) in 2015,
AND RECENTLY IT IS RANKED AMONG THE TOP TEN DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD TO BE VISITED IN 2017 BY LONELY PLANET TRAVEL MAGAZINE.

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Liverpool, UK

The only modern African nation to never suffer the indignity of colonisation, Ethiopia does things its own way. It stubbornly refuses to update to the Gregorian calendar, it enjoys its own unique alphabet that looks like little dancing men and it is where “3 in the morning” means three hours after sunrise. Okay, there are more famous places to go in Africa to do the safari thing, see a waterfall or climb a mountain, but if you want to discover Sub Saharan Africa’s only medieval castles (yes), drink the finest coffee in the world or meet humanity’s earliest ancestors – Ethiopia is the place to go. Who knows? You might even get one-up on Indiana Jones and find the Ark of the Covenant.

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Kuwait City

Africa is a place us American's should see, and we think we poor. It will open your eye's.

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Vancouver, Canada

One of the most interesting countries in the world. From the ancient religious culture, including the amazing stone churches of Lalibela, to the unique tribal cultures of the Omo Valley in the south Ethiopia has so much to offer the adventurous traveller.

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

A wonderful country that seems to be on the verge of greatness. Friendly people, excellent food, and host to a number of world-class sights, including: the rock hewn churches of Lalibela and Simien Mountain National Park.

To me, the real highlight of Ethiopia was the people. Friendly, colorful, and engaging. Although I wouldn't put Ethiopia on my short-list of must-see places on planet Earth, it is an interesting place to visit and certainly recommended for experienced travelers who have already seen the other highlights of Africa.

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Incredibly friendly people. I was there on business and did not have time to take in too many of the local attractions. Traffic really hectic and nerve wrecking. Loved the local markets. Silver and leather very cheap.

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Fremantle, Australia

It is one of the most beautiful African countries. Cities like Lalibela, Axum, and Gonder have some unique and well preserved history. If you're into wildlife, like me, your head will spin when you realize how many endemic species live in this corner of the world. On top of all that, you just can't beat the food.

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YYZ, ADD, HKG, PKG

Certainly a place that everyone should see. In larger cities like Addis there are many 1st world places, tastes and views. I've been there many times and go back at least once a year.

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Cape Town, South Africa

The beautiful place you have to be

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

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