Danakil Depression

The Danakil Depression, also called Afar Depression, is a geological depression in the Horn of Africa, where it overlaps Eritrea, the Afar Region of Ethiopia, and Djibouti. It is the homeland of the Afar people. Danakil is well known as one of the cradles of hominids, containing the Middle Awash, site of many fossil hominid discoveries; Gona, site of the world's...

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East Ethiopia

Awash National Park

Awash National Park is located 225 km east of Addis Ababa, the Park stretches 30km east to west and a little less from north to south. The terrain is mainly acacia woodland and Savanna grassland. Wildlife’s  At all places and all times it is possible to see game: Oryx, Soemmerring's gazelle and wild pig are common. Slightly less frequent are the...

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South Ethiopia

Erta Ale: Smoking Mountain

Erta Ale is the most active volcano in Ethiopia. The height of Erta Ale is 613 metres (2,011 ft) and since it is located within a depression that’s below sea level, Erta Ale is one of world’s lowest volcanoes. What Erta Ale lacks in height, it makes up for in width – Erta Ale is 50 km wide!...

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East Ethiopia

Birds of Ethiopia

Ethiopia becoming one of Africa`s leading birding destinations. Its avifauna represents an interesting mixture of east and west African, Palearctic and some strikingly unusual endemic components. In addition to more than 800 species of birds, of which staggering 29 are endemic to Ethiopia and its neighbor Eritrea.

For birders, the Bale Mountains National Park in the...

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Combination Ethiopia

Ethiopian Coffee

The story of coffee has its beginnings in Ethiopia, the original home of the coffee plant in a region of Kaffa , from which its name derives and which still grows wild in the forest of the highlands. A goatherd named Kaldi who one day noticed that his normally docile goats had suddenly become exceptionally lively. On closer investigation Kaldi...

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Combination Ethiopia

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