Holiday Destination Ethiopia

Set off on exciting African safari holidays to Ethiopia, an often overlooked holiday destination, but whose cultural, historical and natural attractions are breathtaking. There are many fantastic safari activities and things to do while on holiday in Ethiopia, from the rugged peaks of Simien Mountains to the depths of the Danakil Depression at 120 meters below sea level.   Travel destinations in Ethiopia are well known for cultural and historical tour attractions.  The ancient cities of Gondar, Axum, and Harar are some of the top attractions in Ethiopia.  At TravelBuddyAfrica we will take you on a northern historical journey on our historical route tour through Bahar Dar, Gondar, Axum, Lalibela, and Addis Ababa where you will see the churches curve out of a rock, ancient monasteries, and medieval castle and colorful events.

Brace yourself because the journey across Ethiopia famous holiday destinations may be long but they are rewarding experience all together.   Some of the popular national parks in Ethiopia include; the Simien Mountains – the fourth highest peaks in Africa, the Bale Mountain National Park the best destination to track endemic wildlife of Ethiopia including the Ethiopian Wolf. The Ethiopian Rift Valley is the ideal destination for bird-watching owing to the numerous rift valley lakes on its floor. The tribal route of southern Ethiopia which leads to Omo Valley is phenomenal. There exist several tribes with unique cultures and traditions; such as the Hamar, the Mursi,   and the Bana.  Some of their traditions and beliefs include; stick fighting, bull jumping, body scarification and lip-platting among others rituals.

Top Places to Visit in Ethiopia

Awasa Lake Holidays

Awasa Lake At about 275 km from Addis Ababa a gravel road on the right runs along the shore of Lake Awasa to the two or three resort hotels. The luxury Awasa Hotel, is the most comfortable. Simpler accommodation at the Bekele Mola Hotel, and

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Awash National Park

Awash National Park Holidays

Awash National Park is one of Ethiopian National Parks located 225 km east of Addis Ababa – the capital city of Ethiopia. Topographically Awash National Park terrain is characteristic of acacia woodland and grassland. Covering an area of 827sq km, Awash national park

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Bale Mountains National Park

Bale Mountain National Park Holidays

The Bale Mountains National Park is one of the best places in Ethiopia to witness endemic wildlife such as the endangered Ethiopian wolf, the Mountain Nyala, and Semien fox among others. Also monsoon trekking here is an awesome experience. Bale Mountain forms part of the

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Chamo and Abaya Lakes

Chamo and Abaya Lakes Holidays

Chamo and Abaya Lakes are Great Rift Valley Lakes situated in Southern Ethiopia. The two lakes are surrounded by savannah grasslands and smoky mountain crests. Chamo and Abaya lake basins form part of the Nech Sar National Park established to protect the rare Swayne's hartebeest.

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Ethiopian Rift Valley

Ethiopian Rift Valley Holidays

The Ethiopian Rift Valley is part of the Great Rift Valley that extends for 9,600 kilometers from northern Syria in southwest Asia to Mozambique. The Eastern African Rift Valley stretches for more than 6000 kilometers resulting into geological features such as volcanoes, natural hot springs

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Gambela National Park Holidays

Gambela National Park is situated on the southernmost edge of Ethiopia about 600 kilometres from Addis Ababa along River Baro. The undulating plains of high Sudanese grass offer excellent opportunities for wilderness exploration. Over 400 species of birds have been observed, as well

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Lake Abiata Shalla National Park

Lake Abiata Shalla National Park Holidays

This national park which is geographically dominated by two rift valley lakes, Abyata Lake and Shalla Lake (it has been named after them) is an important bird sanctuary in southern Ethiopia. The park is a breeding ground for white pelican and water bird species like

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Lake Langano

Lake Langano Holidays

Brown in colour, the lake has a number of resorts around it. Water sports are poplular here. There are wildlifes around the lake including hippos (rare), monkeys, baboons, warthogs, and a huge variety of birds. The lake is 200 kilometre south of the national capital,

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Lake Tana Holidays

Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia and the source of the Blue Nile. There are a staggering 37 islands on Lake Tana where ancient churches and monasteries scatter some of which have histories dating back to the 13th Century. However, it should be

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Lake Ziway Holidays

Lake Ziway is an Ethiopian Rift Valley lake with several small volcanic islands. While on an Ethiopian tour of the Rift Valley it's worth touring Lake Ziway, the lake is notable for its scenic qualities - it is ringed by steep volcanic hills and an

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Mago National Park

Mago National Park Holidays

{loadposition foto} Located on the eastern bank of the Omo River, it is 2162 sq km in area. The abundance of wildlife in the park is equally fascinating as the Omo Park.Within dense acacia scrubs, rolling grassland and deserts, birds dart in and out and the

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Nechisar National Park

Nechisar National Park Holidays

Nechisar National Park is located close to the Lakes Chamo and Abaya and is home to Plains Zebra, Grant’s Gazelle, Dik-dik, the Greater Kudu, bushbuck, bushpig, Anubis baboon, velvet monkeys, black-backed jackal and Burchell’s Zebra besides several migratory birds like kingfisher, pelican and flamingo.

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Omo National Park

Omo National Park Holidays

Omo National Park is one Scenically beautiful Ethiopian National Park on the banks of Omo river and is home to an amazing range of wildlife; 306 species of birds have been observed and recorded, in addition to large herds of Eland, Buffalo, Elephants, Giraffe, Cheetah,

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Senkele Wildlife Sanctuary

Senkele Wildlife Sanctuary Holidays

Located in the Oromia region, Senkele Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the endangered antelope, Swayne’s Hartebeest.

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Simien Mountains

Simien Mountains Holidays

The Simien Mountains in Ethiopia are the most rugged mountains on the African continent; their natural beauty consumes the heart of every visitor to this remote and unique national park The Simien Mountains Massif is one of the major highlands of Africa, rising

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Ethiopia's Blue Nile Falls

The Blue Nile Falls Holidays

The Blue Nile Falls is the most dramatic spectacle on either the Blue Nile rivers. Four hundred metres (1,312 feet) wide when in flood, and dropping over a sheer chasm more than forty-five metres (150 Feet) deep the falls throw up a continuous spray of

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Danakil Depression

The Denakil Depression Holidays

Denakil Depression is a region in Ethiopia that is vast and remote apart from being one of the lowest points in the world. It has peculiar geological activity on the floor of the Great Rift Valley System that remains active volcanically, unstable and constantly pulling

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Yabelo Wildlife Sanctuary Holidays

Located in southern Ethiopia (Oromia region), this sanctuary is home to a range of unique and endemic species. Spotted cats and ostrich can be found here. The sanctuary is notable for its red soil and a wide variety of natural vegetation.

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Lake Zuquala

Zuquala Lake Holidays

Lake Zuquala is a crater lake on a huge volcanic cone set isolated in the surrounding plain and rising 600m. Still in intact, Zuquala crater runs 2 km across and 60 m deep, on its floor is the shallow Crater Lake Zuquala, well known as

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