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Our tour in the north of Ethiopia goes through Gondar and the fortress-city of Fasil Ghebbi. In the 16th and 17th centuries, this fortress was the residence of the Ethiopian emperor Fasilides and his successors. Surrounded by a 900-m-long wall, the city of Gondar contains palaces, churches, monasteries and unique public and private buildings marked by Hindu and Arab influences, subsequently transformed by the Baroque style brought to Gondar by the Jesuit missionaries. Gondar city is one of the main tourist attraction on the northern historical Ethiopia tour known for its 17th century castles and places, its also the obvious base from which to stage day trip or longer treks into the scenic Simien Mountains national park.

Christianity arrived in Axum in the fourth century and it is the holiest city of the Ethiopian Orthodox faith. Axum is one of the stops of our tour and is a delight to archaeologists with ruins of ancient tombs, stelae, palaces and churches. The ruins of the ancient city of Axum are found close to Ethiopia's northern border. They mark the location of the heart of ancient Ethiopia, when the Kingdom of Axum was the most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia. The massive ruins, dating from between the 1st and the 13th century A.D., include monolithic obelisks, giant stelae, royal tombs and the ruins of ancient castles. Long after its political decline in the 10th century, Ethiopian emperors continued to be crowned in Axum.

Massive erosion over the years on the Ethiopian plateau has created one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, with jagged mountain peaks, deep valleys and sharp precipices dropping some 1,500 m. The Simien Mountains National Park is home to some extremely rare animals such as the Gelada baboon, the Simien fox and the Walia ibex, a goat found nowhere else in the world. Simien Mountains National Park is one of the Africa’s largest ranges studded at least a dozen peaks topping the 4,000 M mark includes Ras Dashen, the highest point in Ethiopia and the fourth highest peak in Africa. The entire range was listed as UNESCO world heritage site. Just travel with us to discover the beauty of Ethiopia.

The fortified historic town of Harar is located in the eastern part of Ethiopia on a plateau with deep gorges surrounded by deserts and savannah. The walls surrounding this sacred Muslim city were built between the 13th and 16th centuries. Harar Jugol, said to be the fourth holiest city of Islam, numbers 82 mosques, three of which date from the 10th century, and 102 shrines, but the townhouses with their exceptional interior design constitute the most spectacular part of Harar's cultural heritage. The impact of African and Islamic traditions on the development of Harar's building types and urban layout make for its particular character and uniqueness.

The beginning of rock churches in Ethiopia is dated to the 6th century by the nine saints, Strikingly singular town famed for its monolithic rock-hewn churches which craved out of rock, the heart of Ethiopia. The 11 medieval monolithic cave churches of this 13th-century 'New Jerusalem' are situated in a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia near a traditional village with circular-shaped dwellings. Lalibela is a high place of Ethiopian Christianity, still today a place of pilmigrage and devotion.

The villages of the Lower Omo Valley are home to some of Africa’s most fascinating ethnic wandering through traditional Daasanach villages, watching Hamer people performing a Jumping of the Bulls ceremony or seeing the Mursi’s mind-blowing lip plates, and so much more. Come and see the beauty. A prehistoric site near Lake Turkana, the lower valley of the Omo is renowned the world over. The discovery of many fossils there, especially Homo gracilis, has been of fundamental importance in the study of human evolution…

Meskel is an annual religious holiday in the Ethiopian Orthodox and Eritrean Orthodox Churches commemorating the discovery of the True Cross by Queen Helena (Saint Helena) in the fourth century. 'Meskel Festival' is a commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of Christ. It is celebrated across Ethiopia on 26 September to commemorate the unearthing of the True Holy Cross of Christ.

Konso Cultural Landscape is a 55km2 arid property of stone walled terraces and fortified settlements in the Konso highlands of Ethiopia. It constitutes a spectacular example of a living cultural tradition stretching back 21 generations (more than 400 years) adapted to its dry hostile environment. The landscape demonstrates the shared values, social cohesion and engineering knowledge of its communities. The site also features anthropomorphic wooden statues - grouped to represent respected members of their communities and particularly heroic events - which are an exceptional living testimony to funerary traditions that are on the verge of disappearing. Stone steles in the towns express a complex system of marking the passing of generations of leaders.

Tiya is among the most important of the roughly 160 archaeological sites discovered so far in the Soddo region, south of Addis Ababa the capital of Ethiopia. The site contains 36 monuments, including 32 carved stelae covered with symbols, most of which are difficult to decipher. They are the remains of an ancient Ethiopian culture whose age has not yet been precisely determined…

The Awash valley in Ethiopia contains one of the most important groupings of palaeontological sites on the African continent. The remains found at the site, the oldest of which date back at least 4 million years, provide evidence of human evolution which has modified our conception of the history of humankind. The most spectacular discovery came in 1974, when 52 fragments of a skeleton enabled the famous Lucy to be reconstructed. The Lower Awash Valley paleo-anthropological site is located 300 km northeast of Addis Ababa, in the west of the Afar Depression. It covers an area of around 150 km2. The Awash Valley contains one of the most important groupings of paleontological sites on the African continent.



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