Ethiopia: The Best Travel Experiences in Ethiopia (2022)
I am here again to share with you the experience of another country. Today we will tell you about a traditional and tourist attraction country that is Ethiopia, please read the whole article. So let’s begin.
Ethiopia is the cradle of humanity, home to unique tribes, ancient civilizations, wildlife, mountains, and landscapes. This country is enormous, twice the size of Texas or France and Spain combined. It is difficult to see all the best places in one trip, and it takes a long time to visit most tourist attractions.
The Best Travel Experiences in Ethiopia
The best places to visit in Ethiopia are very popular in our travel itineraries and are highly rated by our travelers. Depending on your interests, the best places to visit may differ. Whether you prefer cultural experiences, hiking, wildlife, safaris, or visiting historical sites. We are compiling the best attractions you want to experience in Ethiopia. So let us know about some places.
Lalibela, once the medieval capital of Ethiopia, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the country’s north. It is the second holiest site in Ethiopian Christianity afterAxum and the most important place of pilgrimage and devotion.
Lalibela is famous among travelers for its eleven churches carved into a single rock. It can be easily visited by a 45 min flight from Addis Ababa.
2. Danakil Depression and Erta Ale Volcano:
A very alien-looking landscape and one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, the Danakil Depression has been a source of salt bars for the Ethiopian highlands carried by camel caravans for centuries. The volcano there is magical to watch as the lava lake burns and bubbles inside the crater.
Geological activity in the region has created unique landscapes that leave vast expanses of hot springs with salt deserts, lakes, and yellow, green, and orange deposits. It is a place that travelers in the world should not miss.
3. Siemen Mountain:
Mount Simien is an overwhelmingly beautiful landscape with its highest point at Ras Dashen (4,550m) in Ethiopia. Formed by massive erosion over millions of years, it has jagged mountain ridges, deep valleys, and sharp streams down to a depth of about 1,500 meters, with abundant grasslands.
The mountain is a refuge for some endemic and unique animals and plants in Ethiopia. For that reason, UNESCO has registered it as a World Natural Heritage Site. It is one of the most visited national parks in Ethiopia. Simien Mountain offers you beautiful day trips or multi-day trekking.
4. Lake Tana and its monasteries:
Lake Tana is not only the largest lake in Ethiopia, it is the source of the Nile River which contributes about 85% of the water to the world’s longest river, the Nile. Besides being important for its bird watching, fishing, and ecosystem. Lake Tana hides some important monasteries, churches, and Christian schools of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
It has great importance in the history of Ethiopia and it is magnificently witnessed by its impressive treasures and artistic murals inside the churches. It can be visited by boat trip from Bahadur. Some ashrams are restricted to women.
5. Omo Valley Tribes:
The Lower Omo Valley is home to one of the world’s last isolated tribes, unique in their ancient culture, language, customs, and way of life. Their life revolves around their cattle. They perform rituals, body scarves, elaborate beading, necklaces, body painting, hairstyles, and rites of passage to reflect their social status.
Although avoiding contact with the outside world is almost impossible, they manage to preserve their lives and culture largely unchanged. The Omo Valley can be visited on a multi-day trip from Addis Ababa.