This Bradt guide has become the definitive source of information on this country rich in culture, history, and dramatic scenery.
This Bradt guide has become the definitive source of information on this country rich in culture, history, and dramatic scenery. For first-time visitors, Philip Briggs supplies plenty of practical advice on how to bridge the cultural gap and plan a trouble-free trip. Heritage hotspots in a land thought to be the cradle of civilization and resting place of the Ark of the Covenant include the architecturally fascinating rock-hewn church of Lalibela, the unofficial eighth wonder of the world, and ancient palaces and staelae at Axum. Ethiopia boasts nine national parks and several wildlife sanctuaries, all of which are detailed in Philip Briggs's comprehensive text.This guide features:>Where to find some of East Africa's rarest wildlife, including the Simien wolf, walia ibex, and gelada baboon>Ethiopia's national parks and wildlife sanctuaries>Traveling the Northern Historic Circuit>Addis Ababa in detail: where to stay, eat, and drink, plus nearby sightseeing