One of the world's oldest independent nations, Ethiopia features highland plateaus dotted with ancient cities and well-preserved ruins. Mountains, natural springs, and African wildlife will lure visitors from the cities and into one of the most beautiful and varied landscapes you'll see in Africa: archaeological finds date back three million years.
The most popular resorts in Ethiopia cluster around its geographical center. When you stay at a hotel in Addis Ababa , the metropolitan capital, you’ll be nearby national and ethnological museums, including one within the former Ethiopian emperor's palace. Many of the best hotels in Ethiopia, as well as the most family-friendly, are located here. To the south and west along the Great Rift Valley, Ethiopians and international tourists flock to a chain of lakes, where recreational opportunities and accommodation deals abound. To the east and west of the lakes, a series of national parks offer the chance to see some of Ethiopia's native wildlife; the parks are greenest and most heavily forested in the south, near the Kenyan and Somali borders. Two more sites not to be missed are due east and due north of Addis Ababa. To the east is the ancient city of Harar, with its massive churches carved out of stone; you can find Ethiopia hotels here, or stay in Dire Dawa, a larger city nearby. To the north is Aksum (Axum), the first royal capital of Ethiopia, rich in ancient history and home to the prized obelisks that have stood in Ethiopia for over 1,700 years.
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Hotels in Ethiopia start at $26 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.