The birth place of the River Nile, coffee, and possibly even humankind
Known as 'The Roof of Africa', Ethiopia has a wealth of natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage to explore.
It's a country shrouded in myth and legend - ancient Abyssinia, land of the fabled Queen of Sheba, land of Prester John and home of the Ark of the Covenant.
The tenth largest country in Africa, Ethiopia has a population of around 91 million and a surface area of 1.19 million square kilometers.
Lying in the horn of Africa between the equator and the tropic of cancer, it shares borders with Djbouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, Sudan and South Sudan and has been landlocked since its separation from Eritrea in 1993.