Ethiopia is the land of extremes, a land of remote and wild places.Some of the highest, places like the Simien Mountains which is called the roof of Africa and the lowest, such as Denakil depression in the African continent are found here.
Addis Ababa is the capital of Ethiopia and has many attractions which tourists can explore during their stay such as the Trinity Cathedral church, the archaeological and the Ethnological museum, Merkato, the largest open air market in Africa, Mount Entoto where you can have a panoramic view over the city and St Mary church which built 1885 is on the top of the mountain.
The Omo Valley is mainly dominated by many ethnic groups who speak Omotic language. The region along with its people is one of the least affected areas by the modern world. The life style of the people has hardly changed for centuries. People still live in simple to make shift huts, dress animal skins and drink with calabashes.
The Afar region is situated in the Ethiopia portion of the Great Rift Valley. Since the late 1960s, it has attracted the attention of researchers because of its uniqueness as the world’s only active, superior triple junction site where complex tectonics and volcanisms take place in an area between separating lithosphere plates (African, Eastern Africa, and Arabian) which can be observed on dry land. From its archeological significance, it was from this region that LUCY, the oldest hominid skeleton dating at about 3.5million years was discovered. Anyone who wants to visit the homeland of this great, great, great Grandmother of the world’s 6 billion people, they have to travel to the Afar region.
Lalibela, set at 2,600m above sea level in the rugged mountains of northern Wollo, is the most exciting attraction of the country. Lalibela was a place from where the Zagwe Dynasty ruled the country for more than two centuries. Lalibela, formerly known as Roha, bears the name of its most famous King “Lalibela” (1181-1221A.D).
The Simien Mountain massif is a broad plateau, cut off to the north and west by an enormous single crag over 60 kilometers long. To the south, the tableland slopes gently down to 2,200 meters, divided by gorges 1,000 meters deep which can take more than two days to cross. Insufficient geological time has elapsed to smooth the contours of the crags and buttresses of hardened basalt.
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