A glimpse into EthiopiaEthiopia is a country with a rich 3000 years sovereign history.
Surviving independent for 3000 years, the country has gone through dynamic historic courses of action gracefully signified by incredible traces of greatest endogenous civilizations.
The present-day Ethiopia once was in control over the vast East African territory. Back then, it also was the world famous influential power house with an absolute control over the Red sea , Indian Ocean trade routes and the South Arabian countries as well.
Ethiopia, the wonderland, is a land of varieties, extremities, uniqueness, freedom, colorful culture, religious, legends, natural beauty and much more things which blooms Ethiopia to the public as a country so much to be told, a lot to heard and still many more to be seen about. All proven with live testimonial reveals and still intact rocky seals. Pointing to the east on the map of Africa , one can easily trace Ethiopia fitted on structure technically called the Horn of Africa. Covering a total area of 1,112,000 sq.kms. It shares boundary with Kenya Sudan, Somalia , Djibouti and Eritrea .
Ethiopia ranks 3 rd in population size from Africa with a population number 75 million. Ethiopia hosts about 80 different tribal groups who speaks different languages and got their own cultural code.
The cultural variation, which is a result of immense tribal difference, could be seen between every individual tribe. Being rich in culture and speak different dialects, Ethiopia stands the only nation in Africa claims to have its own language and related Alphabet. `Amharic` is the language and Geez is the alphabet.
Ethiopia takes the lead to build the first Christian church on the soil of Africa . In deed is Christianity cross the border in the 4 th C.AC during the time of axumite Kingdom . This church, to this date shelters the Original Ark of the covenant brought from Israel by King Menelik 1 of Ethiopia.
Ethiopia is the original home of human kind. The 1974 discovery of Lucy, locally called `Dinkinesh` meant you are special, asserts this concrete truth.
To the North of Ethiopia is found the town of Axum with its former glory.
Here is where the Axum Zion merry Church, the 1 st on the African soil (4 th AC) is found.
Also it's in here that the famous pre axumite obelisks are found.
Its believed the erection of these obelisks dated back (300-200) BC. Its in here that that the tallest fallen, (33.3ms), the second stolen (27m) and the third still standing Obelisks are found. These structures are the tallest structures on earth carved out of a single rock.
The 12 th Century founded town of Lalibella , located North west of Ethiopia , possessed the extra ordinarily carved rock hewn churches during the rein of king Lalibella. (1181-1221C.AC)
These eleventh rock hewn churches are proposed to the 8 th wonder of the world by the UNESCO. The town of Castles , Gonder, 17 th C Ethiopian capital, has a great historic significance. It's place where, King Fasil took strong attempt to relocate the former tradition of building a permanent capital. Same wise to signify the power of the dynasty by building the glorious castles as the steles stand for Axumite and the Lalibella rock hewn churches to the Zagwe dynasties. To the medieval period churches best example is ‘Debra Birehan Silassie' adds up to Gondar`s charm.
Southwards the Rift valley system is another grand touch where bunches of other attractions are sited. The Rift valley crater lakes, which are more than 6 in number, homes mass bird and marine life. As they are paradise for natural lovers, water sports are also frequented on some of these beautiful lakes. National parks with their exotic bird, animals and plant life add up to the beauty o the rift. Beautiful landscapes and extreme nature made features also the most enjoyable components makes up the system. Salt lakes, active volcano sites and caravan routes still are amongst Ethiopia 's great attraction sighted in the rift valley.
Further South is the Omo Valley with its popular ethnic treasures. And a place where about 50% of the total Ethiopia 's ethnic groups resided. It's a part of the country where ethnicity observed with unique cultural practices. Amongst the Konso people with their terracing agricultural practices and rituals, the Mursi people exceptional with their lip clay plates and barbarian life style, the Hammer people with their Bull jumping ceremony to qualify for adulthood and the Karo people with their body painting and adornment excellence can be mentioned. It's in general a different world where supper traditional traits such as folk music, rituals, marriage, burial and other more practices are observed still in their genuine manner.
Ethiopia offers all these attractions for tourist world and Acacia Holidays presents them all in professional manner.