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This Bradt guide has become the definitive source of information on this country rich in culture, history, and dramatic scenery. For first-time visitors, Philip Briggs supplies plenty of practical advice on how to bridge the cultural gap and plan a trouble-free trip. Heritage hotspots in a land thought to be the cradle of civilization and resting place of the Ark of the Covenant include the architecturally fascinating rock-hewn church of Lalibela, the unofficial eighth wonder of the world, and ancient palaces and staelae at Axum. Ethiopia boasts nine national parks and several wildlife sanctuaries, all of which are detailed in Philip Briggs's comprehensive text.
This guide features:
>Where to find some of East Africa's rarest wildlife, including the Simien wolf, walia ibex, and gelada baboon
>Ethiopia's national parks and wildlife sanctuaries
>Traveling the Northern Historic Circuit
>Addis Ababa in detail: where to stay, eat, and drink, plus nearby sightseeing
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With typically infectious enthusiasm, Philip Briggs introduces a country whose endearing people and rich heritage confound common expectations of desert and drought. Comprehensive background information and full details of "new" off-the-beaten-track locations--like the highlands of the Guassa Plateau, refuge to the endangered Ethiopian wolf--make this the essential guide to a country full of surprises.
*Historical sites, including the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela--the unofficial eighth wonder of the world
*National parks and mountain regions
*Detailed information on culture, history, and wildlife
*Where to stay and what to eat
*Amharigna language section
Philip Briggs is an expert on African travel. He is the author of six other well-established Bradt guidebooks on Africa: East and Southern Africa: The Backpacker's Manual, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda. He is also coauthor of the Bradt guide to Rwanda.
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Book Description Bradt Travel Guides, 2006. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. New. Seller Inventory # A83701
Book Description Bradt Travel Guides, 2006. Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # Q-1841621285