Ethiopia is an exciting, dynamic and culturally diverse country. From its breath-taking scenery to its rich cultural heritage and traditional culinary delights, there is something for everyone. As rapid economic growth continues to support the development of the city, Addis Ababa is undergoing a massive transformation, with new roads, skyscrapers and a light railway project all contributing to the rising stock of the ‘diplomatic capital of Africa’.
With the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Abiy, named winner of the 2019 World Tourism Award and the country, four years ago, voted the ‘World’s Best Tourist Destination 2015’ by the European Council of Tourism and Trade, Ethiopia is home to nine UNESCO World Heritage sites, and offers visitors a wealth of historical and cultural sites as well as the opportunity to explore some of the world’s most unique and beautiful landscapes
Ethiopia is among the oldest independent countries in the world, one of the oldest civilisations in the world and the only African country which was never colonised. As a regional power, Ethiopia contributes large peacekeeping forces and is a relatively stable presence in the Horn of Africa. It is also the political and diplomatic hub of Africa, with the African Union and UN Economic Commission both seated in Addis Ababa. In the past decade, Ethiopia’s economy has been on a sharp upward trajectory, among the fastest growing in Africa. Foreign Direct Investment and the export sector have seen tremendous growth.