Ethiopia is filled with mysteries and legends. A Christian state, Ethopia is known for the three wise men (magi). It shares borders with Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti, and Eritrea. It does not have direct access to the Red Sea, but this doesn't take away from its charm. Its beautiful lakes contrast with the dizzy heights of the mountains without forgetting that it is from here that the Nile River originates. With lions, elephants and gazelles running free everywhere,the different national parks are in charge of ensuring the animals' tranquillity and security. Ethiopia is a vast volcanic plateau with desert landscape. However, in the north, you can also see many of the spectacular waterfalls of northern Africa.
Security: the FCO advises against travel to several of Ethiopia's regions. See full official advice.