Ethiopia Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 48%, Ethiopia is often linked with drought and famine. However, the reality of the situation is much more than this. If you are a fan of history, Ethiopia offers some of East Africa's most amazing historical sites such as Debre Damo Monastery, the medieval walled city of Harar, and the rock churches of Lalibela. For those of you who are fans of the outdoors, there is Simien Mountains National Park - a park that has survived for generations, even as the country teetered on the edge of chaos. But perhaps the most important thing that you'll take away with you from Ethiopia is the friendliness of the people. The best way to experience this is to take part in one of the country's many religious festivals, such as the Timket Festival, held to commemorate the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan. You'll witness firsthand the faith and devotion that has seen the Ethiopians survive a plethora of harsh circumstances, when many others would have simply given up. You're bound to go away with a new-found respect for both the country and its special people.
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Join the faithful who have made the journey for over a thousand years to Ethiopia's Debre Damo Monastery. Having once served as a royal prison, the structure sits at an elevation of 2,216 meters (~ 7,270 ft) above sea level, per....
Immerse yourself in the mysterious and isolated world of Ethiopia's Simien Mountains National Park. The park is a far cry from the modern national parks of the developed world and provides PlanetHoppers! with an honest view of t....
|Coordinates:||8 00 N, 38 00 E|
|Main Languages:||Amarigna, Oromigna, Tigrigna, English|
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- Location: Ethiopia