Listed in top 20 cool places to travel in 2020 by National Geography Travel, In Ethiopia, nature, culture and history merge to form a timeless appeal. Ethiopia, with its impressive tourism potentials, is truly a land of contrasts and extremes, a land of remote and wild places, and of spectacular alpine terrain - including the Semien Mountains National Park with its 4513 meters peak at Ras Dashen one of the nine UNESCO world heritage sites; and at the other end of the spectrum, the Danakil depression 116 meters below sea level is among the lowest places on earth and extremely hot.
The latter depicts a fascinating sulphur fumaroles and a lunar like landscape. The Cradle of Humankind: - It was in Ethiopia where humans first began to walk upright, including our celebrated ancestors - Lucy (3.2 million years old), Salam, (3.3 million years old) and Ardi (4.4. million years old) that are among Ethiopia’s rich prehistoric and paleontological heritages. Therefore, Ethiopia invites you to discover why it is the origin of so much history and culture, vibrantly alive in a warm landscape of dramatic beauty.