The birthplace of humankind

Fascinating history, ancient culture, spectacular landscapes and unusual mammal and bird species make Ethiopia an exciting African destination.

Ethiopia is not for the first-time traveller to Africa — rather, the seasoned and intrepid explorer will find the continent’s highest concentration of spectacular mountainous landscapes, significant populations of unusual mammal and bird species and the medieval Christian UNESCO World Heritage Site rock churches, to name a few of the highlights, completely irresistible. The country is new to tourism, particularly in the high-end category; John has visited Ethiopia a few times, now, and with the help of knowledgeable, on-the-ground experts, we understand where the quality accommodations are and how to get to the must-see destinations and experiences.