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From hiking and wildlife viewing to hot-air balloon trips and exploring museums, Ethiopia offers limitless possibilities to outdoor enthusiasts and curious travellers.

A wide range of outdoor and adventure activities includes scenic overland expeditions, hiking in lush forest and Afro-alpine moorlands, climbing active volcanoes, and ballooning around Addis Ababa .

From the coffee forests of the western highlands to the jewel-like lakes that dot the Rift Valley, Ethiopia's wealth of down-to-earth nature experiences includes the opportunity to track endemic wildlife on foot, and some of the finest birding anywhere in Africa.

Whether you are picking through venerable museums and palaeontological sites, or enjoying shopping fir handicrafts and exploring the unique and spicy cuisine, Ethiopia offers a rare variety of rewarding cultural experiences.