Think ahead to January 7, 2017 and imagine what you’ll be doing. It’s the first Saturday after the US wintertime holidays, school is back in session, and most adult schedules have returned to a routine. But in Ethiopia, the celebration has just begun! Travel to the Timkat Festival and Genna Festival in 2017 and avoid that inevitable post-holiday lull.
Teacher Dona Malan has traveled to all seven continents and has visited 150 countries in her lifetime. This year’s first adventure was an Ethiopia tour with Journeys International in late January. “Everything we saw was worthwhile,” she said of the experience. “Every day was amazing.”
History and culture abound in Ethiopia, from remnants of the 1st century CE Axumite kingdom to the spectacular Gondar architecture to the medieval churches in Lalibela. Plus, Ethiopia boasts impressive landscapes, from the Simien Mountains to the Blue Nile Falls.
With so many things to do in Ethiopia, it can be hard to narrow down your options. So we've taken a stab at it for you, and listed what we think are the 'must-see' sites of this diverse and captivating country.