When planning a first-time excursion to any country, it’s important to prepare the best possible itinerary for your client so their takeaway will be a positive experience. It’s in everyone’s best interest to have them not only walk away from their trip with an in-depth knowledge of the country, but also an enthusiasm to recommend a trip to their family and friends. When planning an agenda to the diverse country of Ethiopia, a destination filled with culture, landscape and historic significance, the pressure to curate the essential Ethiopian experience can be a daunting task. To eliminate some of your guesswork, we’ve outlined some “must do” and “don’t miss” spots in this magical country.
The country of Ethiopia, with its ancient history and culture, varies immensely across its geographical regions. While most head to the North to savor the cultural richness of this destination, a trip to Eastern Ethiopia’s low-lying, arid land brings a sharp contrast from the lush green landscape found in other parts. While this may not be the ideal place for the active traveler, for the coffee addict it’s pretty close to Heaven on Earth—as it is known as home to some of the best coffee in the world. Religion varies here as well, as most of the population in Eastern Ethiopia is Muslim. Combined with palaces and Mosques, Eastern Ethiopia is truly a unique destination.