Top Tourist Attractions In Ethiopia

The top tourist attractions In Ethiopia are down to Earth. Ethiopia sounds like a place out of this world but really, medications it’s just in Africa. And yet it deserves just as much attention for being Africa’s oldest independent country. It basically means that Ethiopia was never colonized by outsiders, order something that was common for other African nations. Because of that, diagnosis its traditions and cultures remain uninfluenced and intact. A long-held independence is not the only thing we can admire about this country. It also has some notable attractions worth seeing.

Erta Ale shield volcano in the Danakil Desert

Erta Ale shield volcano in the Danakil Desert

5. Danakil Depression

It’s one of the hottest tourist attractions in Ethiopia, literally. With temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees Celsius, it is listed as one of the world’s hottest and driest places. Active volcanos, lava lakes, hot springs, and salted basins are spread throughout this geological landscape. It’s called a “depression” because it’s the lowest point in Africa.

4. Lalibela

Lalibela never made it to the new wonders of the world but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful. In fact, it’s one of the top tourist attractins in Ethiopia. Lalibela is a medieval settlement with an extensive collection of stone churches dug into the ground. In total, there are eleven of them built sometime during the 12th or 13th century.

3. Harar

It dates back to the 1520s making it the oldest Islamic city in Africa. Its walls are quite impressive and the same could be said about its ancient buildings. With nearly 100 mosques you can get an overload of Islamic cultures in this city. Beyond its history and culture is the fact that you can interact and even feed hyenas in Harar. They scavenge for food within city walls at night.

2. The Rift Valley

The region oozes with African wildlife which makes it the best Ethiopian attraction for animal lovers. It too teems with several bodies of water including seven lakes and some hot springs. It’s a place both for adventures and relaxation.

Blue Nile Waterfalls, Ethiopia

Blue Nile Waterfalls, Ethiopia

1. Blue Nile Waterfalls

It is formed from the Blue Nile, the longest river in Africa. Locals call it Tis Isat. Blue Nile Waterfalls is 400 meters wide and 45 meters deep. In terms of splendor, it rivals the Niagara Falls of the United States.

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