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Land of Origins

Ethiopia is located in Eastern Africa between the equator and the tropic of Cancer; in a region know as the Horn of Africa. Topographically, Ethiopia is a mountainous country and has a very beautiful landscape. The surface configuration of the country ranges from very high mountains (like the Simien and Bale Mountains) to one of the lowest areas below the sea level in Africa the Dankil Depression. The highest peak in Ethiopia is Ras Dashen, which is about 4620m above sea level. While the lowest the Dankil depression is about 120 meters below sea level. Another major topographic feature in Ethiopia is the central plateau, which is bisected by the Great Rift Valley into North-East and South-West. The Great Rift Valley extends from Mozambique to the Dead Sea and the Jordan valley, passing a South-North direction through Ethiopia. Ethiopia is one of the few African countries that have a large number of lake and rivers. That is why it is regarded by some as “The Water Tower of North East Africa”.

Most of the lakes are found in the Great Rift Valley and they are one of the major sites of tourist attraction. The most prominent Ethiopia lakes are Tana, Abay, Chamo, Shall, Awassa, Abijata, Koka, Hayke and Ashenge. Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia and is located in the highlands outside the Rift Valley. It is the source of the Blue Nile and is the third largest in Africa, next to Victoria and Tanganyika. The major rivers of Ethiopia include Abby (Blue Nile), Wabe Seheblle, Genale, Awash, Takezze, Omo and Baro. Abbay is the largest river in Ethiopia. It is also called the Blue Nile and is the longest River in the world. The Blue Nile Fall is locally known as ‘Tis Issat” and is situated on the upper course of the river, about 30 kilometer downstream from the town of Bahir dar and Lake Tana. It is considered one of Ethiopia’s best-known tourist attractions.

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NETWORK TRAVEL & TOUR is established by highly qualified and seasoned tourism professionals who are widely known for their excellent customer services across the globe. We are also member of the Ethiopian Tour Operators Association. Our main offices are located in Addis Ababa with two sister companies located in Dubai and China working with the world’s busiest and bustling business routes.

As organizers of your tours we make sure you’ll be accompanied by guides who have full knowledge of those regions you wish to travel to. Whether it is bird watching or the historical site, you won’t miss a thing. Your travel arrangements and accommodation will all be booked by our experienced travel advisors. Any special requirements will be satisfied whenever possible.

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Ethiopia is among the countries full of world heritage destinations. UNESCO have already registered 9 and still counting.

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Natural Attractions

Go east, go west and on your way back make sure you check out the north and the south, we have the most beautiful natural attraction.

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Ethiopia’s many national parks enable the visitor to enjoy the country’s scenery and its wildlife,  conserved in natural habitats, and offer opportunities for travel adventure unparalleled in Africa.

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Ethiopia is a home for different species and endemic animals. From the rare Walia Ibex to Shy Wild Ass, roam free just as nature intended. To give you the best experience we have partnered with the amazing professional wildlife photographer Aziz Ahmed. He will give you a tour around Ethiopian’s  14 major wildlife reserves.

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“Henrik Fodgaard (Denmark) had an excellent tour of this beautiful country with our fantastic tour guide. Thanks!”

Henrik Fodgaard, Denmark

“Yes, we had a great time and the service was very professional. The tribes were amazing!
All the best”

Loz Charles, UK

“Be sure that our travel was really enjoyable and we thank you a lot for the very nice organization and the well balancing of the tour. I promise you to travel back to Ethiopia in January 2015 for the Timkat festival in Lalibela and the Northern part. So, you can as soon as possible prepare our next tour! But as well balanced as the last one we did !
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Véronique and Guy, France