Astonishing Ethiopia

Far from being a land of drought and famine, Ethiopia is a watershed for many countries in Africa. In fact, well over half of the water that flows into the Nile comes from Lake Tana in the Ethiopian highlands. Ethiopia is also home to nine world heritage sites – equal with Morocco as the most of any country in Africa and two more than Egypt.

Aside from an extraordinary Christian heritage that dates back to the first Century AD, Ethiopia is also regarded as the best birding destination in Africa and is home to some of the continents most unique wildlife including the worlds rarest canid (dog) and Africa’s only species of wolf! Ethiopia also has some of the highest and most spectacular mountain ranges in Africa.

In the space of just a couple of weeks you can witness the colorful Ethiopian Christian celebration of Epiphany (Timkat); walk through rock hewn churches and castles from the 14th century; track the endemic Simien Wolf, Gelada Baboon, Walia Ibex and Mountain Nyala through some of the most stunning mountain range scenery in the world. If that’s not enough, you can try your hand at fly fishing in arguably the worlds least known and one of Africa’s finest wild trout fisheries.

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