Ethiopia is a land of natural contrasts, from the tops of the rugged Simien Mountains to the depths of the Danakil Depression, at 120 meters below sea level one of the lowest dry land points on earth. The cornucopia of natural beauty that blesses Ethiopia offers an astonishing variety of landscapes: Afro-Alpine highlands soaring to around 4,300 meters, moors and mountains, the splendor of the Great Rift Valley, white-water rivers, Savannah teeming with game, giant waterfalls, dense and lush jungle... the list is endless.
Legend has stated that emperor Menelik I, son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon, brought the ark of covenant from Jerusalem to Axum where he introduced Christianity and helped to spread this religion throughout the central part of Ethiopia, one of the world's longest known, un uninterrupted monarchial Dynasties.
Wildlife and beautiful scenery aside, this part of the country is home to many diverse and fascinating peoples and cultures. Cultural tour of Ethiopia enables one to understand the harmonious diversity of the nation. There are 83 languages and 200 dialects spoken throughout Ethiopia.
Millions of year of unusually isolated conditions in the highlands of Ethiopia have lead to evolution of unique species at all levels, especially those smaller species less able to travel or to be carried across in a hospitable habitat.
Wildlife and beautiful scenery aside, Ethiopia also has marvelous urban culture one can't afford to miss on a visit to the country. From the bussling capital city of Addis Ababa to the ancient towns of Gondar and Harrar, the opportunity for site seeing is immense.