Simien Mountains National Park is one of Ethiopia’s most visited UNESCO World Heritage Sites, known for its beautiful landscapes. The endemic and adorable Gelada Baboons are a highlight of this park. Other Ethiopian native mammals, such as the Simien Fox and the Walia Ibex, as well as indigenous birdlife, can be found in this magnificent location. Simien and Limalimo Lodges, a couple of the country’s luxury properties, add tremendous value for luxury travelers doing photography in such amazing national parks.
Hewed from a singing monolithic rock, the Rock Hewn Churches of lalibela are a must-to-photograph place for travellers coming to Ethiopia. A group of 11 churches sub categorised by 3 separate catagories, each church is monolithic, crafted from a gently sloped mass of red volcanic scoria underlain by dark grey basalt and interconnected by a labyrinth of tunnels and passages leading to celibate monk caves and tombs.
The Omo Valley of Ethiopia is home to some of the world’s most colorful and strangely decorated people. Tribes of the Omo Valley, such as the Hamar, Mursi, and Karo, continue to live almost exactly as they did hundreds of years ago, giving tourists the unique opportunity to photograph and engage with people who have largely escaped the impact of modernity. Ethiopia is home to a tremendous number of birds, many of which are massive, vibrant, and easy to photograph during trips to one of the off-beaten destinations in the region, mirroring the richness and color of the Omo’s incredible tribes.
Said to be the hottest place on earth, Danakil is located within the Afar Triangle, a geological canyon in Ethiopia’s far northeastern region where three tectonic plates are slowly diverging. Photographing Dallol Depression, Erta ale active Volcano, and the camel caravan in the region are the dreams of most photographers across the globe.
Bale Mountain National Park, home to the country’s second highest peak, is known for its diverse fauna and flora. Wildlife photographers would love the park. Mountain Nyla, Ethiopian Wolf, Menelik Bushbuck, and a variety of endemic birds can all be found in the Bale Mountain.