Great Rift Valley
The country’s natural beauty is breathtaking. Think majestic mountains 3000+m above sea level contrasting with the lowest point on the African continent, with deserts, highlands, canyons, lakes, savannah and vast plateaus between.
The Ethiopian landscape is formed largely from a high volcanic plateau, with the average height being over 2000 m above sea level. There are more than 20 jutting mountains, and the highlands are dramatically bisected by the Great Rift Valley, which begins at the Red Sea and runs across Africa to end in Mozambique. Savannas, rainforests and lush, fertile regions with beautiful lakes and valleys comprise other areas. The flora is unlike anywhere else in beauty and colour. During the rainy season, the central plateau is green, fertile and densely vegetated, with innumerable species of wild flowers popping up in the highlands in Spring.