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Ethiopia is a country of variety, extremes, uniqueness, freedom, colorful culture, religions, legends, natural beauty and much more. On the map of East Africa, Ethiopia is easily found in the area called the horn of Africa. Covering a total area of 1,112,000 sq. km., Ethiopia shares boundaries with Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti and Eritrea. Ethiopia ranks second in Africa for population size. With close to 90 million people, Ethiopia hosts about 80 different tribal groups, all of which speak different languages and have their own cultural codes. The cultural variety, which is a result of immense tribal differences, can be seen among the individual tribes. Rich in culture and a variety of dialects, Ethiopia prides itself on being the only nation in Africa to have its own language (Amharic) and alphabet (Geez) .
The Rift Valley system is the best wondrous region where many attractions are sited. The six or seven Rift Valley crater lakes are home to a large number of bird and marine life. They are also a paradise for nature and water lovers. National parks with their exotic birds, animals and plant life add to the beauty of the Rift Valley region. Beautiful landscapes and natural features are the most enjoyable components of the system. Further south is the Omo Valley with its popular ethnic treasures. This is where about 50% of Ethiopia's ethnic groups live: the Konso with their terraced agriculture and rituals; the Mursi with their clay lip plates and barbarian life style; the Hamer with their bull-jumping ceremony, which young men must experience in order to qualify for adulthood; and the Kara with their body painting and adornment. Here unusual traditions such as dance, music and rituals from birth to marriage and burial are still observed in their genuine and original forms.
Zani Ethiopian Tours provides a diverse range of exciting and informative tours for both low and high budget travelers to South Ethiopia's many fascinating sites and cultures.
While it is our job at Zani Ethiopian Tours to provide breathtaking and fun-packed tours for our customers, we also are committed to the principles of sustainable and responsible tourism which means leaving as little impact on the local cultures and the natural environment. Our aim is to give something in return to the local communities and to the environment of the places we visit so that we, the tour operator and you the visitor, have the satisfaction of knowing that our visits are benefiting the natural environment and the lives of the local people with whom we interact during our expedition.
Get swept away into a place so far removed from your own that you feel like you’ve entered another world full of exciting adventures, friendly people, exotic sites and fascinating experiences.
Zani Ethiopian Tours runs sustainable and responsible explorers that seek to make a difference.