From television images of the country's serious droughts in the early 1980's
many foreigners think of Ethiopia as a dry and barren place, devoid of beauty
and greenery. This could hardly be further from the truth.
It is undoubtedly a land of contrasts- there are hot,
dry, and barren places, as well as rolling hills, fertile highlands, savannah,
and mountainous regions that often see frost and sometimes even snow.
There are deserts, canyons, gorges, and a wealth of beautiful waterfalls,
lakes and rivers. It all combines to make Ethiopia a country of breathtaking
scenery that changes constantly from one region to another, a microcosm
of an entire continent in a nation the size of France and Spain combined.
More than 800 species of birds are found in Ethiopia, of which twenty-eight
are found exclusively in the country. There are also 103 separate mammal
species, seven of which are endemic.
Ethiopia is the cradle of civilization and religion, home of
Lucy (Dinknesh). Come and visit this breathtaking country, one of the oldest nations on the face of the planet.
Take a picture tour of Ethiopia, the land with 13 months of sun shine. Bole International airport |
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