Ethiopian Tourism
Tourist attractions in Ethiopia:

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's collection of national parks (including Semien Mountains National Park), and historic sites, such as the cities of Axum, Negash Mosque, Sof `Umer Washa, Harar Jugol and Lalibela

Ethiopia is an ancient country whose unique cultural heritage, rich history and remarkable biodiversity are reflected in a tally of nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites –more than any other country in Africa. Within its borders, you'll find the world's fourth-holiest Islamic city, along with the oldest continuously-occupied town south of the Sahara.

Compelling antiquities include the medieval rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and Gheralta, palaces and temples dating back 3,000 years, the magnificent 17th century castles of Gondar, and the oldest human fossils unearthed anywhere on the planet.

Add to this the beautiful Simien and Bale Mountains, the spectacular volcanic landscapes of the Danakil Depression, and a wealth of mammals and birds found nowhere else in the world, and it's little wonder that Ethiopia has become the most attractive and popular emergent tourist destination in Africa.

Land of Origins

As you explore Ethiopia, you will be put in touch with your own origins...for this is a Land of Origins Land of Origins

Ethiopia is the cradle of humanity, where we first walked on two legs.

…It is also the source of the Blue Nile, the great river whose power and fertility nurtured the origin of civilization itself.

…And it is the origin of one of life's greatest pleasures – coffee, Ethiopia's gift to the world.


So come to Ethiopia and be enchanted by her extraordinary past and share in her dynamic present.

Come, and you will discover why Ethiopia is original in so many ways.

Travelling to Ethiopia

Ethiopia's national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, is the fastest growing airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent's leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

It also offers the continent's most extensive flight network, with international routings connecting Addis Ababa to more than 90 cities outside Ethiopia, as well as 20 domestic destinations.

Travelling to Ethiopia

Ethiopian Airlines flies daily from Delhi and Mumbai to Addis Ababa often with connecting flights from Addis to many destinations in Africa and around the world.


Addis Ababa is a city of surprises characterised by remarkable diversity and contrast. Abundant eucalyptus trees and crisp clear mountain air endow the Ethiopian capital city with the bracing atmosphere of a highland summer resort. Its cosy espresso bars and patisseries are reminiscent of Rome or the Mediterranean, whereas its bustling outdoor markets are colourful reminders of more traditional ways of life such as those found in Delhi or Bombay. Addis Abba is as vibrant and cosmopolitan as any of the world's great metropolises.

The architecture is as varied as the city itself. Tall office buildings, elegant villas, functional bungalows, flats, fashionable hotels, conference centres, and theatres vie for space alongside traditional homes surrounded by cattle, sheep, goats and chickens. Being the third highest capital city in the world means that it enjoys a mild climate with an average temperature of 16°C despite its proximity to the equator

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