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Ethiopia is a travel destination that offers you a great variety of things to do and places to see. Sammy is an experienced local guides who will show you the beauty of Ethiopia. He will help arrange tours to the places you would love to see.
All international flights land at the capital, Addis Ababa, which lies right in the centre of Ethiopia and forms the hub of the internal transport network, ensuring that most visitors spend some time there. Addis Ababa is a thoroughly enjoyable city to experience, whether you are cruising the markets, sampling the nightlife or taking in its historical churches and the fascinating National Museum.
The vast size of Ethiopia (and nature of its domestic transport networks) means that the country is usually explored in the form of one or more loops by road or air out of Addis Ababa. The most popular of these is the northern historical circuit, which has four acknowledged high points:
Bahir Dar – The scenic Lake Tana region, with its ancient island monasteries.
Gondar – The former capital of Ethiopia is best known for its European-influenced castles and painted churches.
Axum – The towering stelae and ruined palaces that stud the ancient city of Axum transport the visitor deep into Ethiopia’s fascinating past.
Lalibela – Astonishing medieval rock-hewn churches of Lalibela are still active places of worship and widely agreed to be the most arresting of all Ethiopia’s sights.
Although historic sightseeing predominates, the northern circuit also offers some scintillating natural phenomena, from the Blue Nile Falls – magnificent in the rainy season – to the hiker-friendly Simien Mountains National Park, with its rugged peaks and remarkable endemic wildlife. For those seeking a more off-the-beaten-track experience, the dozens of isolated rock-hewn churches scattered throughout the remote cliffs of northeast Tigrai remain an undersubscribed delight if you’re willing to put the time and effort into reaching them.
History takes a back seat to nature in southern Ethiopia, which is bisected by a scenic stretch of the Rift Valley that’s spangled with beautiful, bird-rich lakes. The little-visited highlands rising to the east of the Rift are capped by the Bale Mountains. The walled citadel of Harar in the southeastern highlands is among the most ancient and holy of Islamic cities. Most compelling of all in cultural terms is the South Omo region, which lies in the remote southwest, close to the border with Kenya, and supports at least a dozen different tribes whose ethnic and linguistic diversity is as breathtaking as their proudly defiant adherence to their own pagan traditions.
Content taken from The Rough Guides
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