The Best Places To Visit In Ethiopia 2020

Entoto Mountains
Entoto Mountains

Ethiopia, the land that is known for its coffee, culture and beautiful scenery has attracted many tourists and travellers to the country from all over the world.

There is no question that Ethiopia is one of the most visited places in Africa. There are more than 80 ethnicities and languages, offering tourists a diverse insight into the culture as well as the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife.

 

Here are the Best Places To Visit In Ethiopia 2020

 

1. Dallol depression

Dallol depression
Dallol depression

Despite what the title might indicate, it has the most surreal view with lava lakes and colourful hot springs. Situated at 130 meters below sea level, it is the hottest place on earth. The terrain looks like an extraterrestrial land resembling venus or mars.

 

2.Lake Karum

Lake Karum
Lake Karum

Located in the Afar region, this salt lake appears to be green under sunlight. Even though the dimensions of the lake might be small, there are many tourists and influencers that travel here to get that perfect Instagram picture. Not really sure how sanitary this is but for some, it is worth the adventure.

 

3.Entoto Mountains

Entoto Mountains
Entoto Mountains

At 3,300 meters altitude, you get a spectacular view of the monkey known as Gelada. They are also known as “the bleeding heart”(this is somehow romantic) because of their brightly coloured chests. These are the only grass-eating monkeys in the world. Yes, they do look good because they are vegan!

4.The Rift Valley Lakes

The Rift Valley Lakes
The Rift Valley Lakes

Stretching along a 4,000km fault line, from the red sea to Mozambique, is home to the various bird populations. This is also home to the endemic antelope known as Nyala. There are also has five distinct lakes along the road you can visit.

 

5.The Blue Nile Falls

Blue Nile River
Blue Nile River

The Blue Nile Falls is known for being the longest river in Africa. Its falls are a comparable opponent to the Niagra falls. Its banks are home to much exotic wildlife such as hippos, turtles, snakes and birds.

 

Here are the Best Places To Visit In Ethiopia 2020

Rank Travel DestinationLocation
1Simien MountainsGondar
2Lake ChamoSouthern Region
3AksumTigray Region
4LalibelaAmhara Region
5Babile Elephant SanctuaryEast Harar
* Source: Tour Rom