Ethiopia, Djibouti & Somaliland - Northern Ethiopia (Chapter)
This is the Northern Ethiopia chapter from Lonely Planet's Ethiopia, Djibouti & Somaliland guidebook.
Unlike anywhere else on earth, northern Ethiopia has the ability to wow you day after day. Known as the Historical Circuit, there are over two millennia's worth of ancient treasures scattered about, from giant obelisks and hidden tombs to a collection of castles and churches.
- immerse yourself in Christianity in its most raw and powerful form in the mind-blowing rock-hewn churches in Lalibela
- smell the sulphur, see the lava and stare in disbelief at the thermometer in the Danakil Depression
- get far away from urban life and very close to the locals on a community trek around Lalibela or Tigray
- restaurants and accommodation
Coverage includes: Debre Libanos, Blue Nile Gorge, Bahir Dar & around, Lake Tana & its Monasteries, Blue Nile Falls (Tis Abay), Gonder & around, Simien Mountains National Park, Shire, Aksum, Adwa, Yeha, Debre Damo, Adigrat, rock-hewn churches of Tigray, Mekele, Danakil Depression, Lalibela & around, Woldia & around, Hayk, Dessie, Kombolcha, Bati and Menz-Guassa Community Conservation Area.
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