Location Map of Ethiopia

Crossed by deep breathtaking gorges, crowned by magnificent mountains, studded with beautiful lakes and majestic rivers, surrounded by sweltering deserts, Ethiopia is a land of indescribable beauty.

From the northern vastness of Lake Tana, source of the Blue Nile River to Axum, seat of the Queen of Sheba's empire, it spans the scorching Danakil Depression. It then sours high amid the spectacle of the Bale and Simien Mountains to the unspoilt, natural wildernesses of the game-rich remoteness of the southern grasslands.


Video - A Tour of Ethiopia

A video can never capture the experience
of being there, but it's the best we can do!

The video runs for less than 3 minutes and traces the steps of a tour group who visited the Blue Nile falls, Lake Tana, the Stelae at Axum, the Castles and Royal enclosures at Gonder and trekked through the Simien Mountains.



A land characterised by one of the world's most magnificent and awesome gorges carved through the landscape by the mighty Blue Nile River. Dissected by the Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia is as ancient as time itself, with a history that dates back to the Old Testament.

Once the legendry empire of the Queen of Sheba, of Axum and Lalibela, of towering obelisks and the Ark of The Covenant. Converted to Christianity before much of Europe, Ethiopia stood isolated and largely unknown to European civilisations for more than a thousand years.

It is also a land of ancient and medieval monuments, colourful cultures and an often unique and varied wildlife that set it apart from anywhere else. And all this represent only a fraction of what Ethiopia has to offer given that 95% remains to be either discovered or excavated.

Ethiopia’s uniqueness makes it a fascinating destination for every kind of traveller, but in particular those who want that little bit extra. Ethiopia’s historic sites are extremely wide-ranging and possibly the most extensive in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Choosing a TourTour Enquiry
How to request a brochure featuring the type of tours available to Ethiopia.



Seven of Ethiopia's sights are part of the world cultural heritage list:

  1. Awash Lower Valley, palaeontological and prehistoric sites
  2. Axum historical and archaeological sites, central Tigray Region
  3. Castles of Gondar and other monuments
  4. Rock-hewn churches of Lalibela
  5. Simien Mountain National Park
  6. Tiya pre-historical and archaeological sites
  7. Valley of the Omo, palaeontological and prehistoric sites

National Parks
Awash National Park
Gambala National Park
Mago National Park
Omo National Park
Simien National Park


The Best Guidebooks and Location Maps:
 Ethiopia, The Bradt Travel Guide


Ethiopia (The Bradt Travel Guide),
4th Edition by Philip Briggs,
Published January 2006 (Paperback Version), 616 Pages,
ISBN-10: 1841621285
ISBN-13: 978-1841621289.

 Lonely Planet Ethiopia and Eritrea


Ethiopia and Eritrea (Lonely Planet Country Guide),
3rd Edition, Matt Phillips,
Published November 2006, 404 Pages,
ISBN-10: 1741044367
ISBN-13: 978-1741044362.

 Lonely Planet Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djbouti Guide


Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti
(Lonely Planet Country Guide)
Published 1999 Paperback, 496 Pages,
ISBN-10: 086442292X
ISBN-13: 978-0864422927.

 Ethiopia Map


Ethiopia Map,
Published Itmb Publications Inc,
January 2001,
ISBN-10: 1553412052
ISBN-13: 978-1553412052.

 Lonely Planet Ethiopian Amharic Phrasebook


Ethiopian Amharic (Lonely Planet Phrasebook),
Tilahun Kebede and Catherine Snow,
Published September 2002, 2nd Edition, 268 Pages,
ISBN-10: 174059133X
ISBN-13: 978-1740591331,
if you want to converse in a local dialect.


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