An iconic skyline set upon a jagged harbourside is the perfect backdrop to ring in the new year.
The cult of personality at the end of the world
Supposedly hostile locals, inhospitable terrain, heavy militarisation and incredible natural wonders all characterise the Danakil Depression.
The Tigray Churches are the most beautiful confluence of culture, nature, history and adventure
From rock climbing cliff faces to drinking home brew with a Kalashnikov-wielding monk, visiting the Tigray churches was the most incredible adventure I’ve been on.
Tomb raiding in Axum
Unleash your inner Indiana Jones among these ancient wonders.
Trekking the Simien Mountains
These stunning mountains are so much more than just a scenic hike.
Timkat in Gondar, a.k.a. the world’s biggest party
Singing, dancing and prayer fill the streets for days as Timkat is celebrated in Gondar.
Bahir Dar is a seafood paradise in a landlocked country
Lake Tana provides the churches, the waterfalls and the food!
Awra Amba: the anarcho-feminist utopia that actually works
How one man’s vision created a model for the rights of women, children and the elderly.
Lalibela, bees and the best honey in the world
Where else would you expect to find the world’s best honey but in a town named after bees?
Hyenas in Harar
…and how they celebrate Ethiopian Christmas in the fourth holiest city of Islam.