Ethiopia is a unique and genuinely fascinating holiday destination that’s a little off the beaten track. Believed by anthropologists to be the birthplace of mankind, the remains of the oldest human ‘Lucy’ were found in Ethiopia, and its history includes such legendary figures as the Queen of Sheba. Such a historically important location has now become a traveller’s destination for those who want to see the ‘real’ Africa, and are not afraid to go a little off the usual tourist trails.
Running through the centre of the country is Africa’s Great Rift Valley, so the terrain ranges from lush forests and wide savannas to mountainous regions and raging rivers, including the source of the Blue Nile. This varied and ever-changing landscape makes it the perfect destination for hikers, walkers and those who want to recapture the true spirit of adventure and exploration that this part of Africa provides.
Alongside stunning natural landscapes and historically important locations, you’ll find progressive, vibrant towns and cities to explore. The country isn’t overwhelmed by tourism yet, which makes it a great destination if you want to experience an authentic African adventure. Fly to Ethiopia with Jazeera Airways and embark on your own African Odyssey. Check out our flights and special offers today.
Mysterious and enticing, the capital of Ethiopia is a surprising mix of ultra-modern luxury and ancient history. It’s a shopper’s paradise and is also home to some of the best restaurants in the country.
You don’t normally associate Africa with castles, but travel to the ancient and royal city of Gondar and you’ll discover some extraordinary examples, as well as the highest mountain in the country and one of Ethiopia’s biggest parks, the Simien Mountains National Park.