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Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country in the Horn of Africa that is bordered by Eritrea to the north and northeast, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world, at a population of approximately 87.9 million. The country’s capital and largest city is Addis Ababa. Climate in Ethiopia is described as predominantly tropical monsoon, with wide topographic-induced variation.

 

What to see & do

The natural features of Ethiopia are worth noting, as the country is ecologically diverse, varying from the deserts on the eastern border and the tropical forests in the south, to the extensive Afromontane in the northern and south-western parts. The forests in Ethiopia are home to a large number of endemic species including the Gelada Baboon, the Walia Ibex, and the Ethiopian wolf. The country is also a global centre of avian diversity. Being one of the oldest nations in the world, touring around the historic and cultural sites in Ethiopia is also a major tourist activity here. Interestingly, Ethiopia remains the only country which has never been colonised, and it is also where the fossils of the oldest living mankind “Lucy” were discovered. Some of the attractions in Ethiopia include the towns of Axum, Gondar, and Harar, and the rock churches of Lalibela. Rafting on the Omo River is also must; however, be mindful of the crocodiles. The country’s capital, Addis Ababa, is one of the biggest shopping cities in Africa. Nearby Addis Ababa is Adama, a famous weekend destination where tourists can climb the surrounding mountains or ride the local horse-pulled taxis. 

 

How to get around within Ethiopia

The country’s national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has an extensive network of domestic flights. Buses also offer short- and long-distance services; the short-distance buses leave after they have filled up with passengers, while long-distance buses leave at dawn. All buses in the country do not travel at night. Between some cities, including Adama and Addis Ababa, some minibuses travels at night after the larger

buses have stopped. Travelling by car within Ethiopia is great way to get from point A to point B while taking in the scenery. Rental cars are available, offered by tour companies. 

 

How to get there

Ethiopia is served by 58 airports; Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa and Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport in Dire Dawa are the two airports in the country that handle international flights. Bole International Airport is the hub for Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopia’s flag carrier and serving a network of 62 international destinations and 16 domestic destinations. Ethiopian Airlines serves the African continent, as well as Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. It is the only airline that operates at Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport, while the other airlines that operate at Bole International Airport include Air China, EgyptAir, Emirates, flydubai, Gulf Air, Kenya Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Sudan Airways, Turkish Airlines, and Yemenia. Travellers can also get into Ethiopia by driving from Sudan or Kenya, by riding a bus from Sudan, Kenya, or Djibouti, and by train between Djibouti City and Dire Dawa. 

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