Massive fertile land, jungles, various rivers and mountain ranges as well as a deep sense of culture and history combine together to make Ethiopia a true haven for travellers looking for a full-rounded travel experience.
Travel to Ethiopia with Qatar Airways and discover for yourself an ancient land rich in natural and cultural wonders.
Ethiopia presents various attractions for all types of visitors. Colourful mosaics decorate religious buildings and make for amazing photo opportunities for those looking for an aesthetic experience.
Foodies will also find exciting –and often spicy- tastes in Ethiopia’s staple dishes like Injera, a spongy type of bread prepared from indigenous grain and typically served with a variety of side stews that are chicken, beef, or vegetables-based.
The Ethiopian landscape swerves between huge canyons and towering peaks, making this vast land a true destination for outdoors tourism. The Danakil Depression for instance plummets to over 120 metres below sea level, while the Ras Dejen peak rises to almost 5000 metres above.
Ethiopia is also famous for its four branches of the Blue Nile, which converge at the spectacular Blue Nile Falls, close to Tana Lake and the town of Bahir Dar.
Great civilisations of the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa have all had their beginning in Ethiopia.The country is home to historic sites such as the monoliths, obelisks and stelae at Axum, the country’s most ancient town. There are also medieval fortified palaces at Gondar, and Harar is a perfect example of an ancient mud-brick walled town.
In Addis Ababa you can visit the Ethiopian National Museum, whose most famous resident is ‘Lucy’, a skeleton of the earliest humanoid ever found. Lucy is over three million years old, and is believed to be modern man’s early ancestor. There are also plenty of other exhibits here about many different aspects of Ethiopian culture and history, all of which are waiting to be discovered when you fly to Ethiopia with Qatar Airways.