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Semien Mountains National Park

Established in 1969 and made a UNESCO World Heritage Site nine years later , the 220km sq Semein Mountains National Park protects the western part of the eponymous mountain range , a...

Rivers and Lakes

Another striking feature of Ethiopia is the large number of lakes, almost all of them in the Rift. They include Ziway, Langano, Abijatta, Shalla, Awasa, Abaya, and Chamo, whick are...

Dallol and Mount Erta Ale

One of the most important features of this region of Africa resulted from faulting and cracking on its eastern side. This has caused the Great Rift Valley, which extends from the Middle...

Sofomor Cave

Follow the road east from Goba for 120 kilometres (74 miles), through a low valley filled with thorn trees and weird funnels of termite hills, and you'll come across one of the most...

Lake Tana and Bahar Dar

The power of the river is really felt at the Blue Nile Falls, also known as Tis Isat, where a rumble of sound fills the air and the green fields and low hills on either bank tremble. It...

Mago National Park

On the eastern bank of the Omo River, Mago National Park is 2,162 square kilometres (835 square miles) in area, ranging in altitude from 450 to 2,528 metres (1,476 to 8,292 feet), the...