Located in the northeastern part of Africa, Ethiopia is commonly known as “The Horn of Africa”. Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa, having its own calendar, alphabet and clock.
It is also the land of Queen Sheba, centuries-old rock-hewn churches, one of the world’s oldest surviving Christian cultures. Geographically, it is where the African Rift Valley is the most dramatic, giving way to breathtaking natural beauty, sparkling lake and abundance of birds and animals. It is also the source of the Nile, with the Blue Nile Falls often overshadowed by Victoria Falls.
Oct - May
Ethiopia, the only African country not colonized by the European powers, retains much of its colorful, unique and ancient heritage. Geographically, it is where the African Rift Valley is the most dramatic, the source of the Nile and many stunningly beautiful national parks. It is truly unlike any country in the world.
Discover traditions and religion in its rawest, immerse in the beautiful landscapes of the Great African Rift Valley and experience the colourful festival on the most significant day of the local calendar - Timkat!