On this page you can read much information about all natural, historical and cultural attractions in different parts of Ethiopia.


East and north-east Ethiopia, from the mountains through the desert to the lowest place on earth

This part of Ethiopia is inhabited by the Afar nomads, Oromo's, Somali and Harari. Where in most parts of Ethiopia the Christian Orthodox faith has had a great influence on culture and social life, in the east Muslim culture has been the reigning culture since the 13th century. Visiting the 1000 years old walled Muslim city of Harar you will breath the atmosphere of the tales of "thousand and one night". Read also our Tour program "Desert and Salt Lakes" which we offer as an individual- as well as a group tour.

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Still unknown by the tourism industry, this part of Ethiopia is very rich in natural beauty such as green rolling hills with dense forests teeming with wild animals and birds, the Omo river Canyon, waterfalls, coffee- and tea plantations and fertile soil where fruits, crops and vegetables abundantly grow. In the far west the climate and landscape changes abruptly when you go down to the swampy lowlands with their hot, humid atmosphere near the Sudanese border.

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Southern Ethiopia, a mosaic of colorful cultures and a variety of landscapes


This is a truly unspoiled part of Earth with lakes, hot-springs, rolling green hills, rugged mountains, huge forests, wild coffee and the real African savannah and semi-desert. There are several National Parks where a great variety of wildlife and birds can be seen. A mosaic of tribes live in this varied landscape. More then 45 languages are spoken here.

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Northern Ethiopia, an open air museum in a magnificent landscape

Most people come to Africalta for safari or to see primitive tribes. But, in the north of Ethiopia you will discover a completely different Africa with monuments that speak of an ancient civilization which can be compared with the Greek and Roman civilizations, 17th century castles where kings lived in excessive luxury, playing their political games and also innumerable rock hewn churches, hidden jewels in the rough landscape of Tigray.

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