"Thorough and reassuring [this guide] provides all the practical and background information to make readers leap from their armchairs and visit this magical country."
--The Daily Telegraph
From the Back Cover
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