One of the Hot Spots for 2012 and 2013
Ethiopia is the earliest known home of humankind and its storied and sovereign history has left its fertile highlands laden with historical treasures. Ethiopia’s landscapes are dramatic, ranging from the Simien Mountains and Bale Mountains, offering tremendous trekking and interactions with animals and birds seen nowhere else on earth! Ethiopia is monetarily poor and travel is tough, but those willing to take some doses of displeasure with Ethiopia’s bounty of treasure will be pleasantly rewarded. With over 80 different ethnic groups with their own language, culture and traditions, church ceremonies are a major feature of Ethiopian life.