Ethiopia Highlights

by Philip Briggs

Ethiopia Highlights

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Ethiopia Highlights, the only stand-alone guide to Ethiopia's top visitor attractions, hones in on the most alluring historical and natural attractions of a vast country that ranks among the most scenically and culturally varied destinations in Africa. It condenses the key contents of Bradt's more comprehensive guide to Ethiopia - written by the same author and praised as one of the best guidebooks ever published - into a portable but informative travel companion for first-time visitors on an organized tour to Ethiopia. It concentrates on the renowned northern historical circuit, where more than 100 magnificent mediaeval rock-hewn churches vie for attention with the UNESCO restored castles of Gondar and ancient giant stelae of Axum. Other highlights include the sparkling Rift Valley lakes, the walled Islamic citadel of Harar, the traditional African ethnic cultures of the remote Omo Valley, the forbidding wastes of the Afar region (source of the oldest human fossils ever uncovered) and the green mountainous expanses of Simien and Bale National Parks, with their wealth of unique mammals and birds.

About the author

Based in South Africa, Philip Briggs has travelled extensively throughout the continent. He is the author of Bradt's Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Tanzania: The Bradt Safari Guide with Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar, Tanzania and Uganda, and is the co-author of Rwanda.

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'[Philip Briggs] is clearly not only an expert on travel in Africa but also someone who cares deeply about the countries he is visiting.'
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My friend and I just returned after 7days hiking tour organized by Alex Abebe. It was really a fantastic experience throughout.The service was wonderful! we will never forget the Guide Mulat and our chef Alem. Here is the contact detail: e-mail; alebachew_2005@yahoo.com www.simienmountains.com Feel free to contact us for any additional infomation .
(Posted on 08/08/2013)

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Contents

(1) Introduction
INRODUCING ETHIOPIA
(2) Background
(3) The Natural World
(4) Planning a Trip
(5) On the Ground
ETHIOPIA HIGHLIGHTS
(6) Addis Ababa and Surrounds
(7) Lake Tana Region
(8) Tigrai
(9) Lalibela and the Northeast Highlands
(10) Eastern Ethiopia
(11) Southern Ethiopia

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