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Birding in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has emerged as one of the foremost birding destinations on the African continent, boasting more than 850 known species, of which at least 23 are endemic to Ethiopia. Habitats supporting the best bird life include the Rift Valley lakes, the highland massif, forests, and the lowlands.

The Rift Valley is…

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Hiking in the Simien Mountains

Forming part of one of the major mountain ranges in Africa, the Simien Mountains rise to their highest point in Ethiopia at Mount Ras Dashen (15,157ft/4,620m). The range boasts several other peaks above 13,123ft (4,000m). The Simien Mountains National Park is known for its dramatic landscapes and spectacular scenery…

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Our Travel Expert

Muluken Girma is a professional tour organiser and guide born and raised in Addis Ababa. He has studied Tour Operations Management at the Catering and Tourism Training Institute of Addis Ababa in March 2004. Since then, he has been successfully organising group and individual customised tours all over Ethiopia.

One of his recent achievements is being selected as one of the Top 100 Tour Guides in the World in 2016 and 2017, and best tour guide in Addis Ababa by

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