In addition to the wealth of cultural sites, the endemic wildlife & flora, dramatic sceneries and untouched tribes, Ethiopia is an exciting destination for keen photographers and novice photographers too. The gentle rural and biblical like scenes, dramatic mountainous landscapes, mural paintings in the churches, the constant contrast of light & darkness, tribal tattoos, religious processions, pleated robes of the priests and colourful dresses etc… are a great source on inspiration.
We walked by the village photographed below on our way to the Blue Nile Falls – the source of the Nile. Even a novice photographer like me got very excited by having the opportunity to photograph this lady and the villagers who posed briefly.
Of course I could mention many other reasons why Ethiopia deserves to be better known and visited like the fact that the Ethiopians are so charming and on numerous occasions a member of the airport staff would run after us asking us if any of the ipads or phones left behind were ours, the fact that I received top medical treatment from a local clinic when I was ill in Lalibela or that Addis has some fabulous jazz cafes playing ethio-jazz that are perfect for your 1st or last night there etc …
Go and see it for yourself, Ethiopia is not as you think.
This is the feedback we received from clients on return from their Ethiopian adventure and they fell in love with the country like I did.
“It was absolutely FANTASTIC! Everything organisationally went very well, the hotels were fine, the drivers and cars were of a high standard and above all our guide was the best guide we have ever had anywhere in the world! That with the wonderful scenery and beautiful rock churches made it a wonderful 2 weeks.…
The agent was very helpful and efficient throughout. Ethiopia may not have hit the headlines as a tourist destination but the service from guides, drivers, flights etc were of the very highest standards. Hotels were all perfectly adequate and the food just OK! We could not speak more highly of our guide and we feel quite lost without him!”