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Visit beautiful Ethiopia!


Ethiopia: a country of diversity!

Located in the northeastern Horn of Africa , equidistant to the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn, Ethiopia is the oldest nation in Africa. Its name is derived from the Greek 'Aethiopia', which means 'Land of the burnt faces'. In antiquity, this names referred to the territories south of the empire of the pharaohs. 

Thanks to so much diversity, Ethiopia is one of the country one has to visit: breathtaking scenery, rugged but majestic mountains, exotic flora and fauna (with a lot of endemic mammals, birds and plants) and a lot of ethnic groups, languages which makes Ethiopia so unique to visit. This diversity maybe the result of the characteristics of its great central massif. Tall and craggy lands alternate with deep valleys, creating inaccessible territories which have served as a defense. The country is endowed with peerless geological formations, varying from 116 meters below sea level that is the radiant sulfuric inferno. The Danakil Depression to the alpine peaks that rise to 4.620 meters in the rugged Semien Mountains only the phenomenal Great Rift Valley cuts Ethiopia in two, forming a series of marvelous lakes, thriving with opulent in all life forms.

Ethiopia is definitely unique. It was home to the kingdom of Axum, the most ancient kingdom in Africa. It is the only country on the continent to have maintained independence. As a symbol the rest of Africa chose Addis Abeba as the center of the African Union. 

It was home to Lucy, the most famous of hominids, whose remains were found in Ethiopia's part of the Great Rift Valley in a place called Hadar. Men can have a look at her at the National museum in Addis Abeba. 

Unique is also the Julian calendar still in use in Ethiopia; twelve lunar months of thirty days, plus one month of five or six days, depending on the lap year.

Ethiopia's awe-inspiring diversity is well represented in the tailor-made and package tours Agape Tour PLC is offering; exciting adventure, off-road safaris, mobile camping, guided trekking as well as cultural trips. Prices range from budget to family, luxury and truly exotic vacation travel!