Ethiopia is a land of legends and mystery, such as the Queen of Sheba and the Ark of the Covenant. The landscape is mesmerising. Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country and its second largest in terms of population.
It has a unique cultural heritage, being the home of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church – one of the oldest Christian churches in the world. The country is being praised for its outstanding natural beauty, dramatic landscapes and ancient culture.
Tourist destinations include Ethiopia’s collection of national parks, such as Semien Mountains National Park, and historic sites, such as the cities of Axum, Lalibela, Gondar, Negash Mosque, Sof `Umer Washa, and Harar Jugol.
Because of the unique diversity of landscapes, Ethiopia possesses a large collection of endemic plants and wildlife, not seen anywhere else on the African continent, or in the world.