Ethiopian home of mankind

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Ethiopia is a vast country with a daunting variety of attractions to dazzle first time visitors. The best way to explore it is along one or two of the established routes described below.Centered on the capital, the Addis Ababa Route – embracing everything from rock-hewn churches and lush montane forests to informative museums and cultural restaurants showcasing Ethiopia’s unique cuisine and music – is well suited to those seeking cosmopolitan urban attractions or who have limited time to explore.

City in time of Aksum

The Kingdom of Aksum (or Axum; also known as the Aksumite Empire) was a trading nation in the area of northern Ethiopia and Eritrea that existed from approximately 100 to 940 CE.The Aksumite Empire at its height extended across most of present-day Eritrea, northern Ethiopia, western Yemen, southern Saudi Arabia, and Sudan. The capital city of the empire was Aksum, now in northern Ethiopia.

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City in time of Aksum

From kings and churches to emperors and castles: another not-to-be-missed stop on Ethiopia’s Historic Route is what has been called the ‘Camelot’ of Africa: Gondar.

Gondar is a Royal and ancient historical city of Ethiopia. It is the home of many Emperors and Princess who lead the country from the 12th century to the last decade of the 20th century. To mention just a few, Emperor Suseneos, Emperor Fasiledes, Empress Mentwab, Iyasu I, Tewodros II, Empress Taitu. It is the home of the highest mountain in Ethiopia, Ras Dashen, and the Simien Mountains National Park.

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Ethiopia has a new young head of government who is expected to carry out political reforms and further economic recovery. Ethiopia is already one of the few real investment destinations in Africa and can score with industrial parks and cheap electricity. Ethiopia also brings people out of poverty like no other East African country.

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Semien national park

The Simien Mountains National Park in Northern Ethiopia is an exotic setting with unique wildlife and breath-taking views on a landscape shaped by nature and traditional agriculture. The natural beauties of this region have always filled visitors from Ethiopia and abroad with awe. Gentle highland ridges at altitudes above 3600 meters above sea level (m asl), covered with grasses, isolated trees (Erica &bored) and the bizarre Giant Lobelia (Lobelia rhynchopetalum) are found on the high plateau that ends abruptly at 1000- to 2000-m deep escarpments.

Wild life in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the best kept secrets in the world for seeing an astonishing range of wildlife. While you can certainly see some of the larger and more obvious game animals such as lions and elephants in various areas of the country, Ethiopia’s main attraction lies in the sheer variety of its smaller and perhaps less dramatic wildlife.Ethiopia is one of the best kept secrets in the world for seeing an astonishing range of wildlife. While you can certainly see some of the larger and more obvious game animals such as lions and elephants in various areas of the country, Ethiopia’s main attraction lies in the sheer variety of its smaller and perhaps less dramatic wildlife.

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