Northern Ethiopia is a treasure trove of historical capitals, where religious customs from the Middle Ages continue to thrive, including in the Queen of Sheba's Axum; in Lalibela, with its 13th century rock-hewn churches; and in Gondar, which was the country’s capital in the 17th and 18th centuries. Discover each city’s ancient monasteries, legendary churches and historic monuments, before exploring the region’s more remote areas and appreciating the unique beauty of its landscapes. Northern Ethiopia holidays should always include guided trekking into the Simien Mountains – nicknamed 'God's chess
set' after their weather-eroded shapes – to explore the habitat of gelada baboons, endangered ibex and rare Simien foxes. Included in UNESCO’s list of heritage sites, the Simien Mountains National Park is one of the continent’s most magnificent ranges.

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Between Ethiopia and Original Travel, I'm not sure which one impressed us more. The country is a must-see destination for its history, its amazing landscapes, its stunningly beautiful and rich flora and fauna, its people and its culture. And Original Travel? Their local contacts as well as our consultant in London before the trip were totally professional and clearly knew Ethiopia well. It wasn’t a cheap trip, but we both agreed that it was worth every penny for the experience. I highly recommend Original Travel for organising a tailor-made holiday to Ethiopia.

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