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Ethiopia

One of the most interesting countries in Africa

Ethiopia has been struggling with its image for decades – it is known for a country with famine and poverty. However this is a country of beauty with unique tribes of people, mountains, volcanoes, and is home to remarkable animals such as the Ethiopian wolf.

Surprisingly, this might be the most diverse country in Africa. It’s ideal for an adventurous holiday. A tour of the country is a great challenge, however there is so much to see. There are intriguing tribes who live in the savannahs down south, including the Mursi (who refer to themselves as the Mun). They are famous for the lip plates they wear.

Ethiopia has magnificent  mountains that are higher than 4 000 meters, and is home to interesting animals and plants. The Simien Mountains and Bale Mountains are remarkable plateaus.

There is also the amazing city of Axum, believed to be the holiest of cities in Ethiopia. This city has many intriguing stelae (carved columns or obelisks). It is believed that the Ark of the Covenant was once housed here.

Another remarkable place in Ethiopia is Lalibela, where there are churches hewn out of cliff faces. A tour of Ethiopia is an experience for all your senses.

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