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Ethiopia - 10 Reasons Why to Go NOW

Updated: Jan 19

Ethiopia? Why should I go there?

Amazing sulphur-coated volcanic landscapes, rock churches 100m above ground, Christmas with 200.000 of pilgrims - Ethiopia is an unforgetable expierience.

In my blog post I will tell you 10 reasons why now is the perfect time to go:

Safety note: I was in Ethiopia in 2019. There is currently a travel warning from the Federal Foreign Office. Please check before you book a trip.

1. Reason: Because it is has soooooo many different faces to offer!

What a challenge!

I have returned with more than 5.000 pictures! No one wants to look at all these. So my task for the last three weeks was to condense them to an amount that is bearable to somebody unaccustomed to such a trip …

Here is a brief - really a very brief - selection of my favourite photos, you can see how vastly different they look. Talking about versatility …

Click on the picture to see it in full size, then follow it through a slide-show if you like, or jump back to your individual selection.

I will write about all our adventures in a separate blogpost - but I am afraid I will need more time for that …

To shorten the waiting time you can watch a short Video here:

I didn't really film - I was too occupied to take pictures of all the beautiful things going on around me, but as I had the drone with me, and as I sometimes pressed the record button on my camera as well, I had a few (very shaky, sorry) clips, that I edited into a short clip. I hope you enjoy watching it …

How to get there:

Ethiopian Airlines flies daily (at least from Frankfurt) directly to Addis Abeba. If you book with them, you get a discount on the inland flights, which you will probably need, as the roads are very bumpy and dusty …


We arranged everything through Lalibela Eco Trekking. Molla Kassaw - the owner - organized our whole trip and everything worked perfectly. We didn't have a single guide, but always different local guides, who showed us their town/hike. That way we got to know a lot of different people, who knew their local attractions best.

In the separate blogs I will recommend places and restaurants we visited or have seen, alongside any other comments we had about the various places and the what-to-dos.

You can read more Blogs of Ethiopia, which I wrote here:

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