Best Places to visit in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the best places to visit in Africa as well as it is also one of the best places to visit in the world. Ethiopia is oldest independent country of Africa at least 2000 years old so it is one of the oldest countries of the world. Ethiopia is bordered with Uganda, Kenya, , South Sudan, Somalia and  Sudan. Ethiopian culture is one of the ancient cultures of the world. Top attractions of Ethiopia are wonderful weather with Unbelievable wildlife, amazing tribal people and appealing food. Ethiopia is a land of beautiful rivers,  , grasslands, lowlands and Rocky Mountains. It provides life time experience to its visitors.

Harar ( Ethiopia)

It is walled city  located on hills and is known as city of saints and is considered 4th holiest city of Islam with 110 mosques and many more shrines and has become a major commercial center. It is situated in eastern part of country and is surrounded by Savannah and deserts. A surrounding wall with five gates was built around this sacred Muslim city between 13th to 16th  centuries.

Gondar ( Ethiopia)



Gondar is an antique historical city of Ethiopia. From 12th century 20th century this city provides different Emperors and Princess to Ethiopia to lead the country. Gondar is land of highest mountain in Ethiopia such as Simien Mountains National Park and Ras Dashen. The greatest event of the year is Timkat celebrations in January which is a great festival and a large number of tourist travel to Gondar in January to enjoy this great festival. The Royal Inclusion is a compound of inspiring buildings with  a ceremonial bath, castles, churches, palaces and a banqueting hall.

Babile Elephant Sanctuary

This national park was establish in 1970 to protect the population of elephants. An assessed 200 elephants live in Babile, moving seasonally between the Erer and Gobelle river valleys. The Ideal time to visit Babile Elephant Sanctuary is the late rainy period (June to September) when the elephants typically collect in the Upper Erer Valley about 40km from Harar.


Lalibela ( Ethiopia)

This town is famous for rock-cut churches of 13th century up to 13m high and are and focal point for ceremonies, vigils and processions. If you want to visit history and mystery at same time then Lalibela is best point to visit. It is world Heritage site.

Rift Valley Lakes  ( Ethiopia)

Rift Valley Lakes are some of the largest, deepest and hoariest lakes in the world.Some of them are of freshwater and others are alkaline "soda lakes".  There are 800 cichlid fish species that live in Rift Valley Lakes.

Simien Mountains ( Ethiopia)

The mountains be made up of tablelands divided by valleys and climbing to peak. Wildlife  beauty of these mountains are caracal, gelada ,walia ibex and Ethiopian wolves are main attractions for visitors. It is one of the best trekking destinations in the world and it is UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Blue Nile Falls

Blue Nile Falls Are one of the best tourist attractions is Ethiopia which provide great opportunity to view the Nile at peak of its beauty. In local language these falls are called as “Tis Issat” which is located on the upper course of the Nile River. In rainy season it is very dangerous to visit Blue Nile Falls because a visitor has to walk over the mud which may be slippery. It is impossible to visit it in wet season without proper hiking footwear

Omo Valley  ( Ethiopia)


This town is untouched by globalization and is world’s hoariest human remain and is offers sight into earliest ways of life. It is famous for body decorations such as face paint, lip plates and scarification. one of the most attractive regions in Ethiopia is The Lower Omo Valley. This valley is mostly dry and source of water is Omo River. There are hundreds small tribes in this valley with different culture, unique customs and their own language. Some of most popular tribes are Banna (Bana, Bena), Hamar (Hamer) – famous for their ochre hair, Mursi – famous for their lip plates

Danakil Depression ( Ethiopia)

It is lowest point of Africa having temperature over 45°C in summer and 155m below sea level and is known most harsh and surreal place on the earth with active salted basins, volcanoes, a lava lake  and hot springs.

Aksum ( Ethiopia)

it is rest place of Ark of Covenant and is holiest site in Ethopia and is famous due to its 1,700 years  up to 33m tall and weighing up to 520 tonnes stellae – enormous stone obelisks.

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is fourth largest modern city of Africa which is a magical portal to another world. To welcome visitors streets of this city are paved in gold. This city has become main business hub of Ethiopia.

Bahir Dar & Lake Tana ( Ethiopia)

It is clean safe and well maintained city of Africa Bahir Dar has some of the finest traveler comforts in the country.It is known as home to antique churches and monasteries.The town itself has a flourishing regular market, and attractive cafes with beach
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Bale Mountains National Park ( Ethiopia)


This park is unique for its beauty and for its wildest wildlife. Presenct of attractive mountain nyala, Ethiopian wolf, and lovely Bale monkey makes Bale Mountains National Park  more beautiful and more attractive.

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