Nature in Ethiopia

The extraordinary natural beauty of Ethiopia is all around you. Therefore, everywhere you travel in the country you will enjoy breathtaking scenery and encounter a variety of wildlife and birds. Also, many species are endemic, and only found in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia has several National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, and other protected areas, however, the level of actual protection varies. Many of these areas face fierce competition from the ever-growing human population. Don’t expect the same game-viewing opportunities as the traditional safari destinations of Eastern and Southern Africa. This doesn’t mean it is less rewarding for anyone with an interest in nature.

If you want to travel to Ethiopia with a main interest in Ethiopian nature you should first of all focus on the following destinations, the list is not complete:

Dedicated birders are searching for the many endemic species, therefore a special itinerary needs to be followed. They will visit a number of sites only of interest to birders.

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This is a fine example of combining some of our suggested itineraries to a ‘Best of Ethiopia’ tour. It is…

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