Culture and history in Ethiopia


The choice of this theme Culture and History in Ethiopia conceals many discoveries. Of these, did you know that :

  • There are approximately 80 different and unique ethnic groups in Ethiopia,
  • The Ark of the Covenant is in a chapel next to the Church of St. Mary of Sion in the historic city of Aksum where the ruins of the former palace of the Queen of Sheba are also located
  • Ethiopia has the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites on the African continent
  • Blue Nile has its source at Lake Tana
  • Lucy probably the most famous ancestor of man was discovered in Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa is the seat of the African Union

Culture and History in Ethiopia are omnipresent. Ethiopia is the country where coffee originated. The many national parks are home to many endemic species such as the Walia Ibex, the Baboon Gelada, the Ethiopian wolf.

These high plateaus and mountains make Ethiopia one of the most popular trekking destinations.

The hottest place in the world is the Danakil depression, with the “planet” Dallol or its active volcano Erta Ale located in the Afar desert. The 12th century cave churches of Lalibela carved into the rock and the monasteries of Lake Tana built between the 14th and 19th centuries are representative of an unparalleled fervor of Ethiopians

Come and discover the treasures of culture and history in Ethiopia thanks to our wide choice of dedicated tours.