Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.
Ethiopia is the cradle of humanity, the home of unique tribes, ancient civilizations, wildlife, mountains and scenic landscapes. The area of this country is very large, twice the size of Texas or France and Spain combined. It’s hard to see all the best places in one trip, and it takes a long time to visit most of the Top tourist Attractions.The best places to visit in Ethiopia are very popular on our travel itinerary, and they turn out to be highly rated by our travelers. Depending on your interests, the best places to visit can be different. Whether you like cultural experiences, hiking, wildlife, safari, or visiting historical sites. We’ve compiled the best attractions you want to experience in Ethiopia.

Top Tourist Attractions


Lalibela, once the medieval capital of Ethiopia, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the north of the country. It is the second holiest site of Ethiopian Christianity after Axum and the most important place of pilgrimage and devotion.Lalibela is famous among travelers for its eleven churches carved into a single rock. It can be easily visited by a 45 min flight from Addis Ababa.

Danakil Depression and Erta Ale Volcano

The Volcano is Magical to see when the Lava lake is Glowing and bubbling inside of the crater. The geological activity of the area creates Unique landscapes leaving vast land of salt Desert, lakes, hot springs with yellow, green, and orange deposits. It is a place travelers shouldn’t miss in the world.

Simen Mountain

Created by a massive erosion over millions of years It has form jagged mountain peaks, deep valleys and sharp precipices dropping some 1,500 m Deep, with abundant grassland. The mountain is the last refugee for some endemic and unique animals and plants to Ethiopia. For that reason, UNESCO registered it as a World Natural Heritage site. It is one of the most visited National parks in Ethiopia. Simien Mountain, offers you beautiful day trips or multi day trekking.

Omo Valley Tribes

The Lower Omo Valley is home to one of the last isolated tribes in the world, which are unique in their ancient cultures, languages, customs, and lifestyles. their life is largely connected with their cattle. To reflect their social status they perform ritual ceremonies , body scarification, elaborate beads, necklaces, body paintings, hairstyles, and Rite of Passage. Although it is almost impossible to avoid contact with the outside world, they manage to preserve their ways of life and culture so unaltered. Omo Valley can be visited on multi days trip from Addis Ababa.


Axum is an ancient city where Ethiopian civilization is flourished. It is the birthplace of the Queen of Sheba where her descendants ruled the country for centuries and lasted until 1974. Axum has been one of the four most powerful kingdoms of the world. The living history of the Axumit kingdom can be learned by visiting the stele fields or obelisk. It is a big monument that is carved from and Erected from a single stone. The Queen of Sheba’s Bath, museum and Tombs of the Kings of Axum has great archaeological importance. Axum Zion Mariam is where the original Arc of the covenant is kept. The Arc of the covenant is the Holiest Item in the Bible. All the attractions can be visited on a city tour of Axum.


Bahir Dar is situated on the shore of Lake Tana and the outlet of the Blue Nile River. The immense scenic beauty, outstanding natural and cultural wealth of the city have helped it to become the political capital of the Amhara regional state. The lake port is used as a starting point to visit the monasteries of the islands of Lake Tana. Bahrdar is one of the best cities in Ethiopia. Its beautiful boulevards are lined with beautiful trees. gives a nice walk with fresh air from the lake. Only 30 km from Bhardar you have the Blue Nile Falls where the water goes deep into the gorges and starts its journey to Egypt. One day is enough to see the attractions of Bahrdar and its surroundings.