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10 Best Places to Visit in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia Travel Guide + Vlog | Addis Ababa and Awassa

What are the best things to do in Ethiopia? This travel guide slash vlog will show you everything I did during my two weeks there! From Addis Ababa to Awassa, I'll take you to two beautiful regions of the country and share some of my best travel tips.

I visited Ethiopia for work, so didn't get to do many typical touristy things like the churches in Lalibela, Danakil Depression or hiking the Simien Mountains. But my experiences were perhaps a little more local and authentic than your average guided tour, so I hope you'll take this video for what it is.

Have you ever been to Ethiopia? Did you just pass through the capital of Addis Ababa, or did you have time to go sightseeing? Let me know in a comment below, I'm so curious!

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Here are the Top 10 places you must visit in Ethiopia.

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Ethiopia

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This country might not be on your bucket list, but it should be. Welcome to MojoTravels, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 5 Reasons to Visit Ethiopia.

For this list, we’ll be exploring some of the many reasons why this landlocked African nation of over 100 million people is deservedly garnering more attention from tourists.

5: It’s Where Life Began
4: Wildlife and Bird-Watching
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"ADDIS ABABA" Top 30 Tourist Places | Addis Ababa Tourism | ETHIOPIA

Addis Ababa (Things to do - Places to Visit) - ADDIS ABABA Top Tourist Places
Capital of Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s sprawling capital in the highlands bordering the Great Rift Valley, is the country’s commercial and cultural hub. It's National Museum exhibits Ethiopian art, traditional crafts and prehistoric fossils, including replicas of the famous early hominid, Lucy.

The burial place of the 20th-century emperor Haile Selassie, copper-domed Holy Trinity Cathedral, is a neo-baroque architectural landmark.

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"ETHIOPIA" Top 48 Tourist Places | Ethiopia Tourism

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A country in East Africa

Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture.

Among its important sites in Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, panorama and tourist attractions

Addis Ababa (Addis Abeba) is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia. The city is home to the Ethiopian National Library, and many museums. Notable buildings include St George's Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Menelik's old Imperial palace, the National Palace formerly known as the Jubilee Palace, Africa Hall, The Hager Fikir Theatre and the Itegue Taitu Hotel.

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Ethiopia: The Cradle of Mankind, A Walta Information and Public Relations Center Production from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ethiopia, February 2010

Top 10 Tourist Destination Places in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is the “Land of Thirteen Months”. It’s a magical country with ancient and spiritual roots, rich in significant religious history and that has a fabulous story to tell. The beauty of wild mountains is only surpassed by the awe-inspiring religious architecture that draws visitors to this amazing country. It’s where legends of the Ark of the Covenant live side by side and in harmony with ancient Islamic mosques. From thundering waterfalls to its vibrant and modern capital city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is a place you have to see to believe. Here are 10 of the best and most incredible places to visit in Ethiopia.

1. The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela!
2. Simien Mountains National Park!
3. The Obelisk of Axum!
4. Atse Fasilides' Castle!
5. Blue Nile Falls!
6. Lake Tana & Its Monasteries!
7. Danakil Depression!
8. Addis Ababa!
9. The People of the Lower Omo Valley!
10. The Holy City of Harar!

Ethiopia by HandZaround

'Ehtiopia' is a personal project of travellers HandZaround.com funded in majority by them and created in their free time.

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'Green highlands, barren deserts, impassable lowlands, sparkling waterfalls, glistening lakes, bustling towns. We can’t describe Ethiopia with one word, unless we reach for ‘diversity’.

‘Ethiopia’ takes you on a journey off the beaten track through Northern lands of the country. It offers you a glimpse into the life of Amharic people living in the highlands, a chance to take part in important religious celebrations of Meskel, and a visit through a myriad of majestic Ethiopian landscapes, varying from the hottest desolate reds of Danakil Depression, to tremendous Blue Nile Falls, to the colourful mixture of cultures that you can find in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa.

Although the film is our personal tribute to this unique and vast country, it was impossible to include all that Ethiopia comprises of. We have yet to visit the South, East and West of Ethiopia. For more information about the places featured in the film, head to the article on our website:
handzaround.com/journal-1/ethiopia-travel-film

We are of course aware that Ethiopia consists of Muslim population, and other religions, but unfortunately we didn't have enough time and funds to represent the whole cultural, religious and natural landscape of Ethiopia.

In our description and in our understanding the word 'diverse' applies mainly to Ethiopian geography ('Green highlands, barren deserts, impassable lowlands, sparkling waterfalls, glistening lakes, bustling towns. We can’t describe Ethiopia with one word, unless we reach for ‘diversity’ '), and in our opinion Ethiopia is very diverse in that sense, especially in comparison to the countries we come from.'

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Song 1: Departures - Max LL
Song 2: Collecting Sounds Around The World - Max LL

More films from Ethiopia:
In the Mountains of Tigray (vimeo.com/handzaround/in-the-mountains-of-tigray)
Degosach (vimeo.com/240673473)
Horses of Oromia (vimeo.com/handzaround/horses-of-oromia)

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Ethiopian Travel and Tours (ethiotravelandtours.com/)
Gheralta Lodge (gheraltalodgetigrai.com/)
Degosach Eco Lodge (degosachecolodge.com/)

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Go Addis Tour and Travel (goaddistours.com/)
Kuriftu Resorts (kurifturesortspa.com/)
Hub of Africa (hubfashionweekafrica.com/)

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Kassahun Zeleke, his family and people of Oromia.

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If you are interested in featuring this film or footage on any platform, please get in touch on hello@handzaround.com.
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Most Unique Humans on Earth? Inside Ethiopia's Omo Valley

I have spent the last 3 days in the Omo Valley of South Western Ethiopia. It's one of the most remote and undiscovered inhabited places in the world. You will not believe what I just experienced.

The Omo Valley is home to 10 distinct ethnic tribes, all living within the same land. Their traditions and rituals have been passed down for thousands and thousands of years, and it was a very special experience to be able to witness it first hand.

If you've been watching my videos for some time, then you know that I always try to dig deep into local cultures to observe unique lifestyles. Because meeting people and learning about how they survive is my favorite part about traveling. With that being said, I think I have just reached my climax of finding hidden cultures here in the Omo Valley, Ethiopia.

Have you ever heard of the Omo Valley, Ethiopia? Or been here before?

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The Ultimate ETHIOPIAN FOOD TOUR - Street Food and Restaurants in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!

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Thank you to Go Addis Tours ( for taking me on this amazing ultimate food and market tour of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopia is one of my favorite countries in the world for food and travel, and this was my second time to visit, and I was eager to explore and eat as much as possible.

We started early, 5 am in the morning and Go Addis Tours picked me up to start at the wholesale market. Even though the city is still sleeping, Addis Mercato is buzzing from 3 am when trucks full of produce from all over Ethiopia, sell them at the market in Addis Ababa. You’ll find all the ingredients, and massive amounts, that you need to cooking Ethiopian food. It was a good warm up, to get to know some of the ingredients, before starting the day eating Ethiopian food.

We had coffee, and breakfast, both of which were excellent. Later after visiting another market, Dessie took me to his neighborhood to eat shiro wat, one of the greatest of all Ethiopian foods, a thick and rich chickpea stew. I’ve had shiro wat many times before, but never have I seen it fully prepared right in front of me. The shiro was incredibly good, piled onto a bed of injera, and we also ordered fir fir, a mashup of injera, simmered with tomato sauce and berbere.

Next we headed to a fish restaurant in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia is landlocked, so all fish is freshwater. We ordered fried fish, and asa lebleb, a mixture of fish sauteed with spices and herbs. Both were excellent, but the asa lebleb was the highlight because it was so flavorful.

Next Ethiopian food meal we went to one of the longtime classic restaurants to eat one of the best platters of beyaynetu in Addis Ababa. Beyaynetu is a mix of vegetarian dishes. It was again, a delicious meal, I especially love the tomato salad there.

For our final meal of the day, and to finish off this extreme Ethiopian food tour, we went to one of the most well known and best quality meat restaurants in Addis Ababa to eat tere siga - raw meat. You are served a variety of chunks of raw beef, delicately sliced. Then you slice it into bite sized pieces on your own, wrap in injera, and dip into chili sauce before taking a bite. It’s awesome. The fried meat version is also very good.

This was an amazing day, and an amazing Ethiopian food tour in Addis Ababa. Thank you Go Addis Tours!

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This is How Ethiopia Get Chosen As Top Destination in the World for Tourist

While civil society has been stunted in Ethiopia, economic growth has charged ahead. Between 2003 and 2013, the country averaged a growth rate of 10.8%—more than twice the regional average of 5.3%. The country’s growth has been driven not just by agriculture, but also by industrial production and the services industry—a rare example of economic diversification in Sub-Saharan Africa. The government has brokered deals with international investors led by the Chinese, and has been directing investment into productive sectors.

The IMF has classified Ethiopia as one of the five fastest growing economies in the world. Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, has been described as ‘the Dubai of Africa.’ The construction boom there is a microcosm of the country’s overall transformation.

Later this month Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia, when he travels there as part of an Africa trip that will also include Kenya.

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Ethiopia | Heritage Sites of Ethiopia | World Of Heritage

Located in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia is a rugged known both for its wonderful natural sites as well as its ancient cultures. It is filled with historic sites and ancient churches dating back more than 3 million years.

Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa and is known for its natural sites and ancient cultures. Visit places like Aksum's Dungur, the royal tomb Obelisk of Axum and the famous Church of our Lady Mary. Other places to visit are the Gondar, Fasil Ghebbi, Lake Tana - the source of the Blue Nile and the Narga Selassie Church. The Lalibela's Bete Maryam, Biete Medhane Alem, Yemrehana Krestos are worth a visit. The famous city Addis Ababa is known for the National Museum and the Ethnological Museum, the huge Ethiopian Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral, and the Harar.

The Heritage sites of the world are celebrated for having great cultural or historical significance, and it doesn’t hurt that they are also often majestic and awe-inspiring.

Every country has its own monuments and cultural heritage, which you can explore in our series World of Heritage. This series also features all the celebrated heritage sites on our planet as decided by the UNESCO.

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