Erta Ale is a continuously active basaltic shield volcano in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia. Erta Ale means “smoking mountain” in the local Afar language. Erta Ale is one of the driest, lowest and hottest places on earth .It is 613 meters (2,011 ft.) high, with one or sometimes two active lava lakes at the summit which occasionally overflow on the south side of the volcano.
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Coffee is one of the world’s most widely consumed beverage as it is a “must-have” morning essential for millions and many people report taking one cup before bed. No other beverage is as central to several cultures and a constant feature for so many scientific, philosophic, and political conversations as coffee has been for so many decades.
Ethiopia has more than 80 different languages spoken among the population of 112 million. Two of the languages are extinct, five are almost extinct and eight are in danger of extinction. The existing languages are divided into four major language groups.
The Mursi (or Mun as they refer to themselves) are semi-nomadic indigenous inhabitants of the Nile Valley in Ethiopia close to the border with South-Sudan. Surrounded by mountains between the Omo River and its tributary the Mago, the home of the Mursi is one of the most isolated regions of the country.
Habesha Kemis (Habesha Dress) is a traditional Ethiopian outfit originating from the northern parts of Ethiopia. It is made of cotton fabric and typically comes in white, gray and beige colors. It is worn with a shawl called Netela which is much thinner than the
The 1,000-year-old cave churches are found in the Gheralta region, North-eastern Tigray, tucked into the Gheralta Mountains. The main town near the Gheralta Mountains is Hawzien where many of the moderate and budget hotels are found. The scenic region of Gheralta is home to around 30 rock-hewn churches.
Bahir Dar is the third largest in Ethiopia after Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa. This bustling city is well maintained and clean with an amiable atmosphere, and is famous for its historic monasteries, the Blue Nile Falls and Lake Tana. Bahir Dar is an amazing city and safe to visit compared to other cities in neighboring countries.
UNESCO’s world heritage states “Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.”
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The 4th largest African City, located on a well-watered plateau surrounded by hills and mountains, in the geographic center of the country, the world’s third-highest capital city at 2,400 meters, wears its heart on its sleeve since it was founded by Ethiopian Emperor Menelik about 1892. “Addis,” as it’s often simply known, is the diplomatic Capital of the Continent, housing the headquarters of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA).
Negash lodge is a large gated wood land located in the town of Wolliso, 113kms outside Addis Ababa, in the Shoa zone of the Oromia region, Ethiopia. It is about 2.5 hours’ drive from the capital Addis Ababa, depending on the road condition and traffic on the road. The lodge is located on a thermal hot spring
At Yamral Africa, we are passionately involved with our affiliate NGOs. We make a point to visit them regularly and have an active involvement in assisting them achieve their objectives. One of our affiliate NGOs is Brave Hearts Ethiopia.
Ethiopia has several celebrations unique to the country. One of the biggest religious celebrations in the Orthodox Church is Meskel which lies on the 27 of September (Western calendar) or 17 Meskerem (Ethiopian calendar). It is celebrated in reminiscence of the