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Ethiopia holidays by Cox & Kings

The only country on the continent never to be colonised and rich in Orthodox Christian heritage, holidays to Ethiopia are culturally and scenically enthralling.

With the highest number of Unesco world heritage sites of any African country, it is best known for the historical locations in the north, including the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, the obelisks of Axum and the Ark of the Covenant.

With Cox & Kings you can travel further afield into the Simien and Bale mountain ranges and south through the Rift Valley to the tribal Omo valley.

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Key facts

  • Capital: Addis Ababa
  • Currency: Birr
  • Flying time from London: 9 hours
  • Official language(s): Amharic
  • Time difference: +2 GMT
  • Visa requirements: Visa required for UK passport holders.

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