NEIGHBOR TO KENYA AND TANZANIA, ETHIOPIA HOSTS DREAMLIKE LANDSCAPES, IS THE TRUE HOME OF COFFEE, AND HAS A TRULY UNIQUE CUISINE.
The Kingdom of Axum in the north was thriving with trade 400 years before the Romans established London, and Africa House Safaris has unlocked the historic, natural and cultural wonders of this fascinating country. Their local guides will lead your clients into its far-reaching highlands with big valleys and deep canyons, to see the Ethiopian Wolf – a rare and exciting sighting – or the uniquely grass-eating Gelada monkeys. Mountain ibex, and antelope like oryx, Mt. Nyala, bushbuck, reedbuck and dik-dik, along with hyenas and jackals – they’re all here too, from the Simien and Bale Mountains to the Danakil Depression (the lowest point in Africa). Birders add quickly to their life list, with many of the almost 30 endemic species more easily seen in Ethiopia than in the southern neighbor countries. Memories made in Ethiopia are sure to include the witnessing of one of the traditional festivals and dances of the many cultures woven into the country’s cultural heritage, including Oromo, Surmi, Afar, Mursi, Karo and more. Their ancient customs and rituals are largely intact, and Africa House Safaris educates guests on these customary celebrations and offers exclusive entrée into the communities. As a stand-alone adventure or an add-on to a Kenya or Tanzania safari, Ethiopia should not be overlooked.