Ethiopia Holidays and Vacation Trips
The land of a thousand smiles, home of the Ark of the Covenant, custodian of the world’s oldest civilization – this is Ethiopia.
Legend has it that Emperor Menelik I, the son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon, brought the Ark of the Covenant from Jerusalem to Axum, where he settled and established one of the world’s longest, known uninterrupted monarchical dynasties.
This is just one of the examples of Ethiopia’s magnificent history, which encompasses legend and tradition, mystery and fact, from a powerful and religious ancient civilization. The well-trodden path through Ethiopia’s famous and fascinating historic sites takes you through a scenic, magnificent world of fairy tale names, such as Axum, Lalibela, Gondar, Debre Damo and Bahar Dar.
Ethiopia is not everyone’s first choice for a holiday in Africa but is well worth visiting as it is very different from neighbouring countries. Surrounded by mountains, Ethiopia has developed a religion, calendar and language all of its own. The Simien Mountains are arguably the most spectacular mountain range in Africa and are an excellent place for a trekking holiday.