Without doubt Ethiopia is one of Africa’s most diverse and spectacular countries, with a fascinating history and some of the most dramatic archaeological sites of the continent.

Ethiopia’s uniqueness makes it a fascinating destination for every kind of traveller, but in particular for the traveller who wants that bit more. Ethiopia’s historic sites are extremely wide-ranging and possibly the most extensive in the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa. Experts claim that such sites are only a fraction of what Ethiopia has to offer given that a further 95% remain to be discovered and excavated.

Some of the highest and most stunning places on steeples and spires of the Simien Mountains, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites – and some of the lowest, such as the hot but fascinating Danakil Depression, with its sulphur fumaroles and lunar-like landscape.

But it is Ethiopia’s people who join with the spectacular scenery, abundant fauna and fascinating religions to truly round out the character of the ancient land. Many of the country’s large variety of ethnic groups have their own customs, crafts, homes, and unique languages.  There are an astonishing eighty-three languages, with 200 dialects:  just one more amazing feature of amazing Ethiopia.

You can learn more about the major attractions in Ethiopia by clicking the following categories.