As the oldest independent country on the continent, Ethiopia is rapidly emerging as one of Africa's most historic and fascinating destinations. 

From the ancient Christian towns of the north, where you will find the rock churches of Lalibela, the 1,700 year old monolithic stelae at Axum and medieval Castles of Gondar, across breathtaking Simien Mountains where you will find the Gelada baboons and Walia ibex, through the Great Rift Valley and down to the wildlife of the Bale Mountains, where you will find the Ethiopian wolves and the many tribes of the South Omo, Ethiopia will entrance you.

  • See the tribes of The Omo Valley


    The highlight of southern Ethiopia is South Omo, which is home to some of the most fascinating indigenous tribal communities in Africa.

    This area is a very remote region where a dozen or so different ethnic groups live.

    Visiting The Omo Valley is truly a journey into one of Africa's last unexplored frontiers, where tourists are still very much a rarity.

  • Visit the world heritage site of the Simien Mountains National Park


    The Simien Mountains are one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Ethiopia and is a stunning area of natural beauty.

    The mountains are perfect for trekking through remote landscapes, whilst catching glimpses of rare wildlife such as the gelada baboons, the walia ibex and the very rarely seen Ethiopian wolves.

    There are also over 50 species of birds, including the lammergeyer, which is a huge and rare vulture.

  • Visit the Bale Mountains National Park


    The Bale Mountains National Park is a protected area of around 2,200 km2 with sweeping valleys, rugged mountains, dramatic escarpments, gushing streams and vast expanses of forests.

    This area is home to many of Ethiopia's endemic wildlife, including the Ethiopian Wolf and the Bale Monkeys.

    You can experience the mountains by walking, horse riding, fishing or taking a scenic drive to see the endemic mammals.

  • Explore the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela


    Lalibela has 11 medieval churches carved out of solid rock, some of which have coloured frescoes and carved bas-reliefs inside.

    This area is the key attraction of Ethiopia and attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims each year.

    The churches are built in the twelth century and are divided into two groups with the best known being the Church of St George. 

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Ethiopia has a stable temperature range, typical of its position close to the equator. Read More

Ethiopia has a stable temperature range, typical of its position close to the equator. However, whilst seasonal variety is a rarity, the Ethiopian climate does alter according to altitude. For example, the lowlands are hot and arid whereas the plateau can be cool and damp.

The rains are triggered by the southwest monsoon, which affects parts of the country from June to September, namely the plateau and the mountain slopes exposed to the south-west. South East Ethiopia has two rainy periods from March to May and October to November, however, these are much less intense and sometimes don’t occur at all, initiating droughts.

In summary, it is advisable to visit Ethiopia from November to February as this is the driest and coolest time of the year.

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