Bale Mountains Nation Park (Bale is pronounced 'bali') is often over-looked in favour of the Simien Mountains in the north, but a lovely wilderness lodge means this beautiful region – home to 60% of the world's rarest carnivore, the Ethiopian wolf – is now firmly on the map. Begin in Addis Ababa, before venturing through the breath-taking scenery of the Bale Mountains towards Harrena Forest and Sanetti Plateau, each playing host to a vast variety of wildlife. Elsewhere, the Great Rift Valley to the south of Addis Ababa is to the nature lover what the northern areas of the country are to the culture vulture.
Here, the shimmering lakes, lush farmland and verdant mountains provide a marked contrast to the arid highlands of the Historic North. For a truly immersive cultural experience, head for the Omo Valley, which is inhabited by a number of remote and diverse tribes.

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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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