The natural beauty of Ethiopia
amazes the first-time visitor. Ethiopia is a land of rugged mountains (
some 25 are over 4000 meters high) broad savannah, lakes and rivers. The
unique Rift Valley is a remarkable region of volcanic lakes, with their
famous collections of birdlife, great escarpments and stunning vistas.
Tisisat, the blue Nile falls, must rank as one of the greatest natural
spectacles in Africa today. With 14 major wildlife reserves, Ethiopia
provides a microcosm of the entire sub-Saharan ecosystem. Birdlife
abounds, and indigenous animals from the rare Walia Ibex to the shy wild
ass, roam free just as nature intended. Ethiopia, after the rains, is a
land decked with flowers and with many more native plants than most
countries in Africa. Among the many natural tourist attractions only the
principal ones are briefly given below.
Endemic Animals of Ethiopia
Endemic Birds of Ethiopia