HISTORY AND CULTURE
A land of history and legend with a civilization dating back thousands of years, Ethiopia is renowned for its archaeological wonders including subterranean churches of Lalibela and medieval castles of Gondar, fascinating pastoralist tribes of the Omo Valley and unique wildlife such as the Simien wolf and Gelada (or bleeding heart) baboon.
National Museum of Addis Ababa historic and archaeological treasures including the famous “Lucy” a 3.2 million year old hominid fossil.
Lalibela a holy 12th century city famous for its rock-hewn churches, including the largest monolithic church in the world.
Hike with mules to Mt Asheton to visit a 13th Century rock-hewn monastery or drive to Yemrehanna Kristos to visit a church that predates churches of Lalibela.
Omo Valley home to many tribes each with their own rich cultures, customs, religious beliefs and body decoration. Tribes include Mursi (clay plates inserted into lower lip), Hamer (bull jumping ceremonies), Bena (stunning body jewellery) and Konso (snake worship and totems).
Thursday Market opportunity to experience the colourful and famous Thursday market at Key Afer in the Omo Valley.
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