Axsum, Ethiopia’s most ancient city, and capital of one of the most glorious empires of the past, boasts of an extremely rich culture of civilization symbolized by the remaining sites and treasures. The Axumite Empire was one of the four great empires of the world and flourished 3000 years ago.
If you are looking for an almost extra-terrestrial adventure, the Danakil Depression is the place to visit. Danakil Depression is a geological depression, includes Afar Triple Junction, part of the Great Rift Valley, where it overlaps Eritrea, the Afar Region of Ethiopia, and Djibouti. It is one of the remotest, lowest and hottest places of the world in the Great Rift Valley system.
Lalibela is the second capital of the ancient Ethiopian Empire in the north next to Axsum. It is also holy land for Ethiopia’s Orthodox Christians. Today the town of Lalibela hosts 12 rock-hewn churches and all are renowned for their magnificent and unique rock-carvings. Those rock-hewn churches were founded in the 12th century by King Lalibela and are one of the world’s most incredible man-made creations.
The southern part of Ethiopia is the place where one finds the most remote tribes whose way of living is truly African. Omo Valley, named after the majestic Omo River that passes through, possess the highest concentration of extraordinarily splendid tribes, isolated from the rest of the world for centuries and still very much following their own cultures and customs.
Set in a landscape of incomparable beauty, Gondar is popular as tourist attraction for its Medieval Castles and churches. Gondar became the 17th century capital of Ethiopia. During its long years as a capital, the settlement emerged as one of the largest and most populous cities. It was a great commercial centre, trading with the rich lands south of the Blue Nile
The city of Harar is ancient and holy city, which stands amid green mountains on the east wall of the Great Rift Valley. Some Muslims consider Harar as the fourth holiest city of their faith after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem and has been a place of pilgrimage from all over the world for many years.
Harar is the only place in the world where you can feed wild hyena's.
Awash National Park spans across the southern tip of the Afar (Danakil) Region and the south boundary of the park is formed by the Awash river. It covers an area of 827 square kilometers, most of the park lies at an altitude of 900m. The area is mainly acacia woodland and grassland. One of the main features is the Fantale volcano, on the southern flank of which can be seen the dark scar of the latest lava flow of 1820
The Bale Mountains National Park is located in Oromia National Regional State in South-eastern Ethiopia. It belongs to the Bale-Arsi massif, which forms the western section of the south-eastern Ethiopian highlands.
It gives the visitor opportunities for unsurpassed mountain walking, horse riding, scenic driving and the chances to view various Ethiopia’s endemic mammals, in particular Menelik’s bushbuck.
Bahir Dar is a town set on the southern tip of Lake Tana, where local fishermen still use Tankwa’s (small papyrus boats) for trade and transport. The city is one of the tourist paradises in north western Ethiopia. In Bahir Dar, you will enjoy strolling through palm-lines avenues, relaxing at lake side, visiting ancient monasteries that have been built on the islands of Lake Tana, visiting to awe-inspiring Blue Nile Falls, riding bicycle and much more.