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Debre Berhane Selassie

Debre Berhan Selassie an easy stroll 2km northeast of town. Despite its walls hosting the nation’s most vibrant ecclesiastical artwork, it’s the ceiling that captures most visitors’ imaginations. Think of Mona Lisa’s smile and multiply it 104 times!

Debre Berhane Selassie Debre Berhane Selassie

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Erta Ale, the living Shield Volcano

Erta Ale is a very remote and rarely visited shield volcano in the Afar region of East Africa.

Erta Ale, the living Shield Volcano Erta Ale, the living Shield Volcano

Mulatu Astatke

The Father of Ethio Jazz: Mulatu Astatke

Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Astatke

Churches in Ethiopia

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Churches in Ethiopia Churches in Ethiopia

Kay Kabaro: Simien jackal

The Ethiopian wolf is the rarest canid in the world (Sillero 2001), and is one of the world's rarest mammals.

Kay Kabaro: Simien jackal Kay Kabaro: Simien jackal

Beautiful Scenery of Ethiopia

Awasa , southern Ethiopia’s largest city, is 100km further south and sits on the shores of attractive Lake Awasa. With plenty of facilities, a great fish market and row boats to boot, Awasa is a great place to stop.  

Beautiful Scenery of Ethiopia Beautiful Scenery of Ethiopia

Gonder: Medieval castles of Ethiopia

The Center of Ethiopian art and culture Gondar, founded by Emperor Fasilidas around 1635, is famous for its many medieval castles and the design and decoration of its churches.

Gonder: Medieval castles of Ethiopia Gonder: Medieval castles of Ethiopia

Ethiopia

 

Situated under the intense blue of east African sky, Ethiopia is a nation full of amazing contrasts. It is old, old beyond one’s imagination: an Encyclopedia of Geology and Geography. It is a nation with authentic places where you can be much closer to nature and has a unique set of resources that make it exotic and Africa’s kept secret.

 

Ethiopia is the cradle of mankind, referred in every turning page of books on Human Evolution. Fossil findings beginning with the ape like early hominid to the early homo sapiens proved that the Ethiopian rift valley is where all about human being began. Lucy  a 3.2 million years old fossil of a young female ;   Selam, a fossil of a 3 years old  female baby which is 150 thousand years older than Lucy  and Ardi, the recent finding of  a 4.4 million years  old fossil of a young  female hominid  heralding a breakthrough that  shock the world of science  proving  that the physical structure of Ardipiticus is much more close to  human structure than  that of Chimps. Amazingly, the first stone tools ever made and used  by human beings are few examples of  treasures  discovered in Ethiopia.

Traveling in Ethiopia is like traveling in space and time where legend, history, culture and nature were orchestrated to please, the God and Goddesses of ancient Africa. Every bit of it now is a center of exotic experience for many contemporary travelers. Ethiopia is a mosaic of diverse people. There are about 83 nations, nationalities and peoples. As diverse as their background, are their customs, costumes, languages and traditions.

For all their exotic diversity, the people of Ethiopia are united in their singular beauty, grace, their infectious sense of friendliness and gaiety. Its people are welcoming and is a nation where smiling has still a meaning. It is a nation where travelers enjoy their every  glance experiencing a flashing smiles of people.

Ethiopia  has a stunning landscape ranging from  the 4th highest peak in Africa (4632 meter above sea level) Ras Dashen to Dallol depression, lunar like landscape of 114 meter below sea level. Dallol is the deepest place on the surface of the Planet. The major portion of the country  consists of high plateaus which enable Ethiopia enjoy a unique climate comparable to the best climate anywhere in the world: months of guaranteed sunshine with upland temperature seldom rising  above 25°c. nor falling below 7°c.

The cumulative of these facts make Ethiopia to be  the 4th largest Biodiversity zone in the world with varieties of Flora and Fauna.

Coffee is one of the notable gifts of Ethiopia to the world. This mysterious plant was first discovered  around 9th Century in the south western part of Ethiopia at a place called Kaffa which is still known for organic jungle coffee. It is from Kaffa  that  coffee  crossed Red Sea to southern Arabia          (the present day Yemen) and spread to  West Indies  via the far east .The universal word coffee is a corruption of the word Kaffa through time and  space  and there are a number of sources that indicate the fact that the word coffee is derived from Kaffa.

 

 

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