Ethiopia should be on the Top 10 list of any traveler. It boasts a fascinating mix of history, architecture, food, scenery, and culture, it's Africa's oldest independant country, and truly a jewel, as it is home to monolithic churches and some of humanity's oldest ancestors. The underground carved cathedrals of Lalibela, island monasteries of Lake Tana, royal castles of Gondor, ancient stellae of Axum, and the worlds largest open air market in Addis Ababa will leave visitors in awe.
Destinations within Ethiopia With Addis Ababa as the geographical center of the country, exploring is most easily done by region. Pick one or visit them all!
The great land of Ethiopia is one of Africa's veiled treasures. Archaeological, cultural and natural riches await for travellers keen to delve into this ancient yet often overlooked destination. Trekking rugged ranges, visiting simple mountain villages, marvelling at time-worn relics dipped in mysticism and meeting genuine, unaffected people who have overcome famine and war makes for a life-affirming journey.
Top responsible travel tips for Ethiopia Be considerate of Ethiopia’s customs, traditions, religion and culture. Dress modestly and respectfully. Shoulders to knees should be covered, especially when entering places of worship. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Instead, fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water. Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts. When bargaining at markets, stay calm, be reasonable and keep a smile on your face. It's meant to be fun! Learn some local language and don't be afraid to use it - simple greetings will help break the ice. Shop for locally made products. Supporting local artisans helps keep traditional crafts alive. Refrain from supporting businesses that exploit or abuse endangered animals. Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children. When on community visits or homestays, refrain from giving gifts or money to locals.
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