The capital city of Ethiopia since the late nineteenth century, Addis Ababa (‘New Flower’), is the sole entry point for international flights and is a hub for many international organisations. The city is well worth a couple of days exploration. It is fast-developing and impressive and many foreigners have decided to make it their home.
This is the popular tourist route in Ethiopia and it is easy to see why. Historic buildings abound, with the unbelievable rock-hewn churches of Lalibela at their pinnacle. But this region also has outstanding landscapes and scenery, including the stunning Simien Mountains and the picturesque lakeside areas around Bahir Dar.
If you are looking for extraordinary wildlife, fascinating tribal cultures and national parks and natural beauties that will remain in your memory for a lifetime, then you need look no further than this captivating and impressive southern area of Ethiopia. Travel with us through mountains, lakes, deserts and lush valleys!
So much variety of experience exists to the east of Ethiopia, with alpine scenery and rare wildlife in the Bale Mountains, hot and dry panoramas cleft with relieving waterfalls and springs in the Awash Valley, and a really exotic atmosphere unlike elsewhere in Ethiopia presented by the ancient Muslim city of Harar.
Ethiopia seems to have it all – but remember, travelling in this country is not for the faint-hearted. The tourism industry is still developing making life sometimes difficult for travellers, but we are sure you will agree that its uniqueness more than makes up for it! Our extensive travel tips are a great place to answer any questions you may have.
Travel back in time to a land of rock-hewn churches, mysterious castles, ancient island monasteries, and warm and welcoming people. Come with us, Link Ethiopia, working in that country for more than twenty years and the undoubted specialists in Ethiopian travel.
Are you looking for a fun and fulfilling opportunity to help young people and immerse yourself in a fascinating culture? Whether you’re taking a gap year, a career break, or just want a holiday that’s out of the ordinary, volunteering in Ethiopia is the experience of a lifetime.
Can’t make it to Ethiopia? There are still plenty of other ways to get involved with our work. Help out in our London office, fundraise for us, link your school with an Ethiopian counterpart and much more. Check out our get involved section for inspiration.
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