From the high peaks of the Simien Mountains to the harsh salt flats of the Danakil. Ethiopia is truly a land of breathtaking scenic variety and rich biodiversity. Africa’s Great Rift Valley landscape makes up numerous hot springs and beautiful lakes. The valley has a chain of seven lakes, each with its own unique features. For animal loves, the Rift valley is paradise as the place is filled with African wildlife. The warmth and humidity presents a welcome break from the harsh highlands, the hot springs are highly recognised for their therapeutic purposes, and guests come from all over the country to bathe in them.
In the north of Ethiopia, hours from any populated area, is a vast expanse of brutal landscape unlike anywhere else in the world. One of the most surreal and harsh places, the Danakil includes Africa’s lowest point, as well as one of its hottest; temperatures soar over 45°C in summer. Visiting Danakil is a true expedition, guests can trek up an active volcano, camp on the crater rim and explore the landscapes of Dallol, with its rainbow coloured mineral deposits. It is an impressive area of geological fascination, with active volcanoes, hot springs, lava lakes and salted basins.
LAKE TANA & BLUE NILE FALLS
Bahir Dar is one of the biggest cities in Ethiopia, home to historic monasteries, exotic fish markets, beautiful lakes and of course is the gateway to Lake Tana and the famous Blue Nile Falls.
Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia, the islands of Lake Tana collectively house more than 20 churches, with each church holding an immense collection of historical and cultural treasures adorned with beautiful paintings. The island's are of great interest to wildlife enthusiasts due the island being inhabited by a variety of bird and fish species. Around 30km downstream guests will find theBlue Nile Falls, which is considered one of Ethiopia's best known tourist attractions, the falls are estimated to be 45m high and are a real sight to witness.