Ethiopia

Ethiopia is located in the north-eastern part of Africa commonly known as the horn of Africa. It is strategically proximate to the Middle East and Europe, together with its easy access to the major ports of the region, enhances international trade. It is bordered by the Sudan in the west, Somalia and Djibouti in the east, Eritrea in the north and Kenya in the south. The country covers 1,104,300 square kilo meters (approx. 426,372 square miles) making it roughly as large as France and Spain combined and is five times the sizes of UK.

From the north, running down to the center and south east the Abyssinian highlands. To the west of the chain, the land drops to Gambella, the savanna grass lands of the boarder to south Sudan and Sudan, to the north east the deserts of the Afar (Dallol) in the country until Eritrea. South of Addis Ababa, the land is dominated by the rift valley lakes up to the boarder Kenya.

The Ethiopian central plateau varies in height between 2000 and 3000 meters. In the north, center of the country and south east, there are 25 mountains whose peaks rise over 4000 meter (13200 ft.). The highest point being Ras Dashen (Ras dejen) at 4543 meters (14538 ft.).

The population is almost between Christians and Muslims inhabiting. The Oromo, Amara and Tigray are the largest ethnic groups.

Ethiopia is a land of wonder and enchantment, a country with one of richest histories on the African continent, a land of contrasts and surprises, and remote & wild places, home to cultured and friendly people who are descended from some of the world’s oldest civilization. Beautiful, ethical, sweet, hospitable and admirable. The variety of Ethiopians gives great flavor for life. The population estimated 102,374,044.

 

Ethiopia’s Hidden treasure off the beaten track, Exploring Kafa

Evergreen cloud Afromontane forest, towering mountains, steep valleys, thriving wetlands and gently rolling plains – Kafa Biosphere Reserve promises visitors a memorable and inspiring experience. one of the first UNESCO biosphere reserves in Ethiopia, it boasts an extraordinary variety of plants and animals. Kafa is also the cradle of Arabica Coffee, one of the finest coffees in the world. At the National Coffee Museum, visitors can discover the fascinating world of coffee culture at the BIRTH PLACE OF COFFEE. Indeed, around 5000 varieties of wild coffee grow in the shade of the mighty trees in this unique environment. The rain forest – Ethiopia’s green lung – and it’s riches have shaped the lives of the local population in the past and continue to do so in the present. Finding out about their culture, knowledge and skills is a journey of discovery for all the senses. The people of Kafa share a FASCINATING CULTURE that is well worth exploring, the history of this ancient kingdom.