Formerly known as Abyssinia, the opening up of Ethiopia in recent years has led many to reappraise this endlessly surprising country in the horn of Africa. In Ethiopia you’ll discover a country of jaw-dropping landscapes, villages stuck in time and distinctive architecture, relatively untouched by mass tourism. Across a range of ecosystems – from the leafy, green northern part of the country fed by the Blue Nile and its tributaries, to the stark geological beauty of the arid south – Ethiopia combines cultural riches, ethnographic discovery and unequalled natural beauty like no other country we’ve visited
Ancient Abyssinia and the Horn of Africa
The journey begins in the country’s center and capital city, Addis Ababa before heading to the Omo Valley, home to villages of semi-nomadic tribes who maintain their traditional customs. From there, we’ll visit the Blue Nile Falls, a natural wonder that contrasts perfectly with the man-made marvels of Gondar, with it’s 17th century castles, and the World Heritage site of Lalibela with its incredible churches, carved out from the mountainside.
Planeta Azul is only too happy to take you on a one of a kind journey through a truly one of a kind country.