FEATURED AS A TOP 50 TRIP in Wanderlust's best new trips Packed with historical secrets, Northern Ethiopia is unlike anywhere in Africa. In Addis Ababa, come face-to-face with Lucy, the oldest humanoid in the world. Visit the rock-hewn churches of the Tigray and Lalibela. The towering obelisks of Axum tell the story of a once-great Empire where the Ark of the Covenant is still believed to reside. The island forest in Lake Tana hides ancient monasteries, vervet monkeys and birdlife. Nearby, trek to the source of the Blue Nile and spot gelada baboons and wild ibex in the Simien Mountains. Head east through Awash National Park to the walled city of Harar, Ethiopia’s Islamic heart.
- Meet Lucy, the world`s first human - Rock-hewn churches of Tigray - Orthodox Christianity in Lalibela - Ancient obelisks & tombs of Axum - Medieval castles of Gondar - Endemic wildlife in the Simiens - Hidden monasteries on Lake Tana - Trek to the source of the Blue Nile - Explore the alleyways of Harar
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