5 Beautiful Places in Ethiopia
1. Sweeping panoramas of the Simien Mountains.
2. Neon reds, greens, and yellows of the Danakil springs.
3. Jungle thickets and clearings of the Bale Mountains
4. Sandstone cliffs of Tigray
5. Undulating lowlands from the plateaus at Wollo
Natural Beauty of Ethiopia
Simien Mountains National Park
Jaw-dropping plateaus, ridges, gorges and gullies characterise this UNESCO World Heritage Site. With some of the world's best trekking routes, endemic wildlife and luxurious lodges perched in hills, the Simien Mountains are Ethiopia's most popular destination, and for good reason.
A geological depression caused by the continental drift of three tectonic plates, the Danakil Depression is one of Earth’s most unusual environments. Renowned as the ‘hottest place on the planet’ and home to salt lakes, lava lakes, volcanoes, and colourful acidic springs - it’s a wonderful, alien environment.
Trekking in Tigray
The unique and stunning landscape of Tigray makes community trekking here one of the best experiences available in the country. The treks traverse the giant plateaus that jut out of the Tigrayan landscape, taking you down into the valleys before ascending sharply over the top of the ridges.
Bale Mountains National Park
Located 400km southeast of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, the Bale Mountains National Park is one of the country’s most beautiful and popular outdoor destinations. A nominee in 2009 for UNESCO World Heritage status, the park is home to diverse landscapes, unique habitats and stunning wildlife.
Trips including incredible scenery
Fusing history, culture, landscapes and wildlife along a perfectly paced circuit, this trip is a synthesis of the very best experiences on offer in Ethiopia’s northern highlands. Explorations of the ancient cities Axum, Gondar, Bahir Dar and Lalibela are broken…
A true adventure across the northernmost reaches of Ethiopia. Experience community trekking on the plateaus of Tigray, where horizons stretch for miles, distant mountain peaks morph into hazy silhouettes lit by the evening sun, and pockets of light and shadow…