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Addis Ababa

With a population of more than two million people, Addis Ababa is not only the political capital but also the economic and social nerve-centre of Ethiopia. Founded by Emperor Menilek in 1887, this big, sprawling, hospitable city still bears the stamp of his exuberant personality. more than 21,000 hectares in area, Addis Ababa is situated in the foothills of the 3,000 meters Entoto mountains and rambles pleasantly across many wooded hillsides and gullies cut through with fast-flowing streams.

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The past glory of Christian Ethiopia is best represented at the ancient city of Axum. For most of the first seven hundred years AD Axum was metropolis of what one researcher has described as ‘the last of the great civilizations of Antiquity to be revealed to modern knowledge’. It was heir both to a cultural tradition of South Arabian origin that had been established for several centuries previously on the African side of the Red Sea, and also to much older local traditions whose economies were based on indigenous cultivation practice. In its heyday Axum displayed great prosperity,

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Lalibela Church

Once a thriving populous capital city of a medieval dynasty, Lalibela, is now referred to as a small village. It is scarcely visible against a horizon dominated by the 4,200 meters peak of Mount Abune Yousef. But this secrecy is a deceiving camouflage because in this remote highland settlement some 800 years ago, safe from the prying eyes and plundering hands of hostile interlopers, a noble king fashioned a secret marvel.

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You have only to stroll through the banqueting-halls and gaze down from the balconies of the many castles and palaces here to imagine the intrigue and pageantry that took place back in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This is when Gondar, Then the Ethiopian capital was home to a number of emperors and kings.

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Harar Wall

Harar is founded in 9th century. However, came into formal existence in 1520 when a local Amir, Abu Beker Mohamed, moved his capital there from Dakar to the site of an older nearby settlement. His rule, nevertheless, was soon cut short, for he was murdered five years later by Ahmed lbn Ibrahim al Ghazi better known as Ahmed Gragn or Ahmed the Left Handed. Gragn left his homeland in 1530-1531 to begin a jihad or holy war against the Christian Ethiopian Empire. He was successful in overrunning much of it but as a result of Portuguese intervention was defeated and killed in 1543.

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Though not as famous as many of the other sites in Ethiopia it is form Mekelle that you can visit nearby rock-hewn churches in the region of which there are around two hundred. Often perched on cliffs or carved into rock crevies these fascinating churches are beautifully decorated and some house impotent religious artifacts.

Located north of Sof Omar, Sheikh Hussein is southern Ethiopia’s most important center of Muslim pilgrimage and attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. At least 500 years old, it’s dedicated to the 13th century holy man (Sheikh Hussein), who was responsible for the conversation of many Bale and Arsi Oromo to Islam. Pilgrims came here to make wishes and to offer thanks for wishes fulfilled.

Bahar Dar for centuries has been a place of commercial importance, and visited by Tankwas (papyrus canoes) made by lakeside people called the Woyto. Who work these craft across the waters of the lake. Open at the back end the boats appear dangerously fragile as they slide over the surface, but they continue to carry passengers, cattle and goods to and from the many islands in the lake as they have done for centuries. Bahar Dar is best-known for its colorful market and as a base to explore the areas two major attractions: the Blue Nile falls and Lake Tana.

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At Fidel Ethiopia Tour, we believe that it’s the small things that make the difference between a good day out and a perfect one. This is why each of our tour is carefully planned down to the smallest details.We assist you explore behind the scenes, away from the crowds, giving you access to most people do not get to see.

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