Superb scenery, rich heritage and historic buildings; Africa's most fascinating and varied country.
Ethiopia is a unique and secluded country. It has never been colonized by a European power, and as a result the people have retained a strong cultural identity and are renowned for their warmth and hospitality. It possesses some of the most impressive architecture found anywhere, particularly at Lalibela, where the rock-hewn churches have been described as the Eighth Wonder of the World. The landscape is equally memorable and Ethiopia is home to some of the finest mountain scenery in Africa. The Simien Mountains, famed for their volcanic pinnacles, are particularly beautiful. This World Heritage Site is home to the Walia Ibex, Gelada Baboons and the rare Ethiopian Wolf.
Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia. It is built on the side of Mount Entoto. The average altitude is 8000 feet (2500m). It has a population of over 3.5 million. Addis Ababa is also the seat of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
The official language of Ethiopia is Amharic with English widely spoken by many people.
Depending on interest, the Congress secretariat has made arrangements for several tours of Ethiopia. More details will be announced later. During registration, please mark your interest in one or more of these options:
- Lalibela, Gondar, and Axum tour
- Rift Valley lakes tour
- Addis Ababa city tour (for accompanying family members)
UPDATE: For information on araganged tours, download a tour brochure. or visit: DUKA TRAVEL AND TOURS.
For booking and arrangements please contact:
Wzt Meseret Woldu
For tours outside of the congress, please visit www.actiontours.com.et to discover even more of the beauties and culture of Ethiopia.