Ethiopia, with its ancient history and diverse cultures, is an enchanting destination in the Horn of Africa. From the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela to the unique tribes of the Omo Valley, Ethiopia offers a fascinating journey through time and tradition. Its breathtaking landscapes, including the Simien Mountains and the Danakil Depression, are a testament to the country’s incredible diversity.
Ethiopia’s climate varies due to its highlands, and the best time to visit is during the dry season from October to March when the weather is mild and pleasant for exploring the historical sites in Addis Ababa, Lalibela, and Gondar. For trekking in the Simien Mountains, the dry months offer clearer views and more favorable conditions. The wet season from June to September brings lush landscapes and unique cultural festivals.
POINTS OF INTEREST
- Lalibela: Marvel at the rock-hewn churches dating back to the 12th century.
- Simien Mountains National Park: Hike through rugged terrain, dramatic cliffs, and lush valleys while encountering unique wildlife (Gelada baboon) and breathtaking views
- Omo River: Experience some of Africa’s oldest and most fascinating tribes (Mursi, Hamar and Kara) who continue to live out their ancient way of life.
- The Highlands in search of the Ethiopian Wolf