One of the most spectacular and extensive underground caverns in the world , the Sof Omar Cave is found about 557km from Addis. It is a most spectacular and unique sight formed by the Web river, which made a course through the limestone hills and forms relatively long underground water courses with halls and columns of lime stone inside the cave.
The Danakil depression is part of the great east African rift valley which extends some 7200 km from Syria in the north all the way to coastal area of Mozambique in the south 5600 km laying with in Africa. It covers an area of 200,000 km2 and is flanked on the west and southeast by the Ethiopian Somali plateau, and on the east by the Danakil Block or Danakil Alps.
There are four different linguistic families, speaking over 80 languages with 200 dialects, constituting 12 Semitic, 22 Cushitic, 18 Osmotic and 18 Nilo- Sahara languages. The Semitic languages of Ethiopia are related to both Hebrew and Arabic and derived from Ge’ez, the ecclesiastical language. The principle Semitic language spoken in western and central part of the country is Amharic, which is also the official language of the country.
Bahir Dar is situated on the southern shore of Lake Tana, 565 km Northwest of Addis Ababa with an elevation of 1830m above sea level. It is one of the leading tourist destinations in Ethiopia with a variety of attractions in the nearby Lake Tana monasteries and Blue Nile Falls, “Tis Issat”.
The Siemen Mountains National Park is situated about 100 kilometers north of Gondar to the alongside of Axum road. The Simien Mountains offer a uniquely wonderful sight: high peaks and deep gorges, valleys and rivers, golden barley fields as far as the eye can see.
Gheralta is a dry plain with steep outcrops of cliffs and Table (chain) Mountains with very dramatic landscapes. But for most tourists to Ethiopia, the main reason to come to the Gheralta region is for it’s about 35 churches, the largest concentration of cliff churches of Ethiopia.
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